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LJS 417 Books III-V of al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb
TitleBooks III-V of al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb
- Avicenna, 980-1037
Other related names
- Farīj al-Karāb Yūsuf ibn Ḥusayn ibn Fayyāḍ al-ʻArab (scribe)
Call numberLJS 417
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5864572
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- A.H. 899-904 (1494-1498)
Books III (al-Amrāḍ al-juzʼīyah, diseases arranged by part of the body), IV (al-Amrāḍ al latī la takhaṣ bi-ʻuḍwīn bi-ʻaynih, diseases not specific to particular organs), and V (al-Adwiyah al-murakkabah, compound drugs, ointments, and electuaries) of Avicenna's medical encyclopedia. Extensive marginal notes on the first pages of the manuscript (f. 1v-3r), with frequent brief marginal notes in the rest of the manuscript. A somewhat later table of contents, arranged in a grid, has been added at the front of the volume (f. iii recto-xvii recto).
Extent626 leaves : 316 x 173 (220 x 172) mm. bound to 316 x 187 mm
FoliationPaper, xviii (later) + 598; [i-xviii, i], 1-540, [i], 541-596, foliation added in ink, perhaps at the same time as the table of contents, upper left recto; [i-xviii, 1-598], modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto. References in this record are to modern foliation.
BindingComposite morocco, with blind-stamped medallions; paper label with title Kitāb al-Qānūn in ink on upper cover.
LayoutWritten in 29 long lines.
2 illuminated headpieces, the first rubbed (f. 1v, 542v), and space left open for another headpiece (f. 357v); overlining, a few significant words and phrases, and simple ornamentation around colophons (f. 356r, 489r, 541r) in red ink in first section of manuscript (f. 1v-541r); much less overlining and more words and phrases in red in second section of manuscript (f. 542v-598v); some marginal notes in red, sometimes corresponding to overlined words or words in red in the main text; text block outlined with several narrow ink lines on the first 2 pages (f. 1v-2r); later table of contents in black and red (f. iii recto-xvii recto).
ScriptWritten in naskh script, in the hand of Farīj al-Karāb Yūsuf ibn Ḥusayn ibn Fayyāḍ al-ʻArab (colophons, f. 356r, 489r, 541r, 598v) and also perhaps another hand (f. 1v-541r, 542v-598v).
- Sold at auction at Sotheby's, 3 May 2001, lot 32, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
- Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
- Medicine--Early works to 1800
- Medicine, Arab
- Medicine, Medieval
- Manuscripts, Arabic--15th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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Decoration: Illuminated headpiece, f. 1v
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Decoration: Illuminated headpiece, f. 542v