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Oversize LJS 391 - Rāzī, Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Zakarīyā, 865?-925? - Fragment of manuscript bifolium from the Liber ad Almansorem
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Author:
Rāzī, Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Zakarīyā, 865?-925?
Title:
Fragment of manuscript bifolium from the Liber ad Almansorem, 1200s.
Kitāb al-Manṣūrī. Latin. Selections.
Physical description:
1 leaf : parchment ; 107-116 x 384 mm.
Language(s):
Latin.
Summary:
Upper half of a bifolium from Gherardo da Cremona's 12th-century Latin translation of al-Rāzī's Arabic medical encyclopedia, copied in protogothic script in the 13th century. The running titles refer to Book VIIII and Book X and give the author's name as Rasis. One heading refers to the effects of an ulcer (apostema). Each page is written in 2 columns; the incomplete columns have up to 23 lines. 2-line initials alternate between blue with red flourishing and red with blue flourishing; paragraph marks in blue; rubrication in red. Substantial glossing in same ink as main text in smaller script in margins. Prickings visible on one edge.
Provenance:
Sold by Philip J. Pirages, cat. 45 (Nov. 2000), no. 985, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.
Related names:
Gherardo, da Cremona, 1113 or 14-1187, translator.
Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner.
Subject:
Medicine - Early works to 1800.
Medicine, Arab.
Form / Genre:
Fragments.
Translations.
Manuscripts, Latin - 13th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Notes:
Ms. fragment.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 88-89 (LJS 391).
Cite as:
UPenn Oversize LJS 391.
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Oversize LJS 391

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Collection: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Latin
Century: 13th century
Date: 1200
Genre: Fragments
Genre: Manuscripts, Latin - 13th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Medieval
Genre: Translations
Subject: Medicine
Subject: Medicine, Arab
Author: Rāzī, Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Zakarīyā, 865?-925?
Related names: Gherardo, da Cremona, 1113 or 14-1187, translator
Related names: Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner
Page material: Parchment