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LJS 426 - Avicenna, 980-1037 - [al-Kullīyāt]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 426 - Avicenna, 980-1037 - [al-Kullīyāt]
Avicenna, 980-1037.
Qānūn fī al-ṭibb. Selections
[Iran?, between 1375 and 1399?]
Physical description:
321 leaves : paper ; 200-202 x 115 (140-145 x 70) mm. bound to 202 x 125 mm.
First book of Avicenna's medical encyclopedia, comprising an introduction to general knowledge of medicine, anatomy, temperament, and the effect of environment on health and disease. Frequent marginal annotations, some affected by trimming. The first 40 leaves and the last 10 are later replacements.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, 321; [1-321], modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto. Contemporary foliation in Hindu-Arabic numerals in ink (50-80) visible on upper right verso.
Layout: Written in 15-18 long lines.
Script: Written in naskh in black ink; pointed, by multiple hands; beginning and end (f. 1-40, 310-321) of manuscript written on replacement leaves by a later hand in a narrower version of the script.
Decoration: Headings and significant words and phrases written or overlined in red ink.
Binding: Plain black leather over pasteboard.
Origin: Item is undated, but based on the paper, probably copied in Persia in the late 14th century.
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 426.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 426
Vernacular script:
ابن سينا، 980-1037.
قانون في الطب. Selections
شاه علائى، مصطفى، former owner.
قاجار، منوچهر نخستين آصف، former owner.
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