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LJS 299 - Avicenna, 980-1037 - [Sefer ha-Ḳanon] ... [etc.]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 299 - Avicenna, 980-1037 - [Sefer ha-Ḳanon] ... [etc.]
Avicenna, 980-1037.
[Sefer ha-Ḳanon] ... [etc.] [manuscript].
Qānūn fī al-ṭibb. Hebrew
[Yemen, ca. 1400-1525]
Physical description:
147 leaves : paper ; 210 x 153 (142 x 100) mm. bound to 220 x 160 mm.
Hebrew translation of Avicenna's medical encyclopedia; its division into 4 books is customary for Hebrew translations, but it also has unusual additional sections on drugs, the liver and intestines, and heart diseases. Short medical works in Judeo-Arabic precede Avicenna's work, and a Judeo-Arabic commentary on Galen follows it; these were written by Saʻīd Danūkh, who also wrote marginal notes alongside the Avicenna.
Ms. codex.
Title for manuscript supplied by cataloger from title for predominant work.
Collation: Paper, i + 147 + i; 1⁴ 2-5⁸ 6⁶ 7-15⁸ 16⁴ 17-19⁸ 20⁸(-3); [1-294], modern pagination in pencil, usually lower center.
Layout: Predominant work written in 27 long lines (p. 19-234); Judeo-Arabic works written in 29-32 long lines.
Script: Predominant work written in 15th-century Yemeni semi-cursive Hebrew script with rubrics in square script (p. 19-234); Judeo-Arabic works written in a second 15th- or early 16th-century Yemeni semi-cursive Hebrew script in the hand of Saʻīd Danookh, with marginal notes by other hands as well.
Binding: Contemporary (15th-century) or very early morocco, blind-stamped, over pasteboards; remnants of 2 pairs of leather loops (lower cover) and toggles (upper cover).
Origin: Written in Yemen in the 15th century, with additional works and glosses added in the 15th or early 16th century.
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 299.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 299
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