Collection ID: 0001 | Metadata type: TEI

LJS 359 Liber canonis

Title

Liber canonis

Authors

Other related names

Call number

LJS 359
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

Latin

Origin

Written in England between 1250 and 1299 (Quaritch).
Date
between 1250 and 1299
Place
England

Summary

Sections from Books 1 and 2 of Avicenna's 11th-century comprehensive medical work, as translated into Latin in the 12th century by Gherardo da Cremona. Book 1 addresses medicine generally; the section in the manuscript is from the first treatise and concerns the four elements. Book 2 is devoted to materia medica. A few small stemmata are drawn in the lower margins in Book 1(f. 3r-4r), and marginal notes and headings appear throughout, with marginal chapter numbers in the section from Book 2 (f. 12r-17v). Repairs to the centers of leaves in the section from Book 1, with vellum patches and text supplied in the first half of the 14th century (f. 5-11; Quaritch).

Extent

17 leaves : 284 x 210 (184 x 125) mm. (Book 1); 287 x 213 (208 x 144) mm. (Book 2)

Collation

Parchment, i (modern paper wrapper) + 17 + i (modern paper wrapper); 1¹²(-1) 2² 3⁸(-4); columns numbered in an early hand, upper outer corners, 5-40 (Book 1, f. 3r-11v) and 351-354, 371-374, 347-350, 355-358, 367-370, 375-376, 378-379 (misnumbered for 377-378; Book 2, f. 12r-17v). Possible catchword on last verso (f. 17v).

Binding

Sewn in modern paper wrapper.

Layout

Written in 2 columns of 52 (Book 1) and 58 (Book 2) lines; frame-ruled in lead with double horizontal bounding lines in Book 1 and double vertical bounding lines in Book 2; prickings visible.

Decoration

6-line puzzle initial in red and blue with flourishing in red and blue (f. 1r); 1-line initials alternating between red and blue in the table of contents (f. 1r-2v); 2-line initials alternating between red and blue, with contrasting flourishes, in Book 1 (f. 3r-11v); running head L[iber] I in red and blue, sometimes with simple flourishes in the contrasting color (f. 1r-11v); underlining and rubrication in red throughout; manicules in brown and red ink throughout most of Book 1 (f. 3r-9r).

Script

Written in Gothic script by at least 2 hands (f. 1r-11v, 12r-17v); 14th-century Gothic script on repairs; 17th- and 18th-century pen trials and inscriptions (f. 12v, 13v, 17v).

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Front wrapper
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Inside front wrapper
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Fol. 1r
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Fol. 1v
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Fol. 2r
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Fol. 2v
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Fol. 3r
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Fol. 3v
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Fol. 4r
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Fol. 4v
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Fol. 5r
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Fol. 5v
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Fol. 6r
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Fol. 6v
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Fol. 7r
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Fol. 7v
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Fol. 8r
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Fol. 8v
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Fol. 9r
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Fol. 9v
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Fol. 10r
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Fol. 10v
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Fol. 11r
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Fol. 11v
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Fol. 12r
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Fol. 12v
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Fol. 13r
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Fol. 13v
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Fol. 14r
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Fol. 14v
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Fol. 15r
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Fol. 15v
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Fol. 16r
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Fol. 16v
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Fol. 17r
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Fol. 17v
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Inside back wrapper
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Back wrapper
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No spine
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