Collection ID: 0001 | Metadata type: TEI
LJS 299 Sefer ha-Ḳanon ... etc.
TitleSefer ha-Ḳanon ... etc.
- Avicenna, 980-1037
Other related names
- Danūkh, Saʻīd (former owner)
- Sassoon, David Solomon, 1880-1942 (former owner)
Call numberLJS 299
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5865187
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguagePredominant work in Hebrew (p. 19-234), with shorter works in Judeo-Arabic
- ca. 1400-1525
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.
Extent147 leaves : 210 x 153 (142 x 100) mm. bound to 220 x 160 mm
CollationPaper, i + 147 + i; 1⁴ 2-5⁸ 6⁶ 7-15⁸ 16⁴ 17-19⁸ 20⁸(-3); [1-294], modern pagination in pencil, usually lower center.
BindingContemporary (15th-century) or very early morocco, blind-stamped, over pasteboards; remnants of 2 pairs of leather loops (lower cover) and toggles (upper cover).
LayoutPredominant work written in 27 long lines (p. 19-234); Judeo-Arabic works written in 29-32 long lines.
ScriptPredominant 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.
- Formerly owned by Saʻīd Danookh (signed glosses, p. 15-16).
- Formerly owned by David Solomon Sassoon (Ms. 428, labels on spine and inside upper cover).
- Sold as part of the Sassoon collection at auction at Sotheby's, 21 Jun. 1994, lot 54.
- Appeared in Sam Fogg's cat. 16 (1995), no. 83; sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, Apr. 1999.
- Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
- Medicine--Early works to 1800
- Medicine, Arab
- Medicine, Medieval
- Manuscripts, Hebrew--15th century
- Manuscripts, Hebrew--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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Inside front cover
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Section: Brief medical passages or fragments in Judeo-Arabic, p. 1
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Section: Sayings of Galen in Hebrew and Arabic, p. 15
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Section: Refu?at (Prescriptions) in Judeo-Arabic, p. 17
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Section: Sefer ha-K?anon, p. 19
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Section: Commentary on Galen in Judeo-Arabic, p. 235