[Books III-V of al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb]

Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
[between 1400 and 1499?]
1 online resource (182 leaves) : paper


Associated name
Former owner
Summary note
15th-century copy of Books III (al-Amrāḍ al-juzʼīyah, diseases arranged by part of the body), IV (al-Amrāḍ allatī lā takhuṣṣ bi-ʻuḍwin bi-ʻaynih, diseases not specific to particular organs), and V (al-Adwiyah al-murakkabah, compound drugs, ointments, and electuaries) from a 13th-century manuscript of Avicenna's medical encyclopedia. The colophon of the 13th-century manuscript states that it was edited by Muḥammad ibn Abī Shujāʻ ibn Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī al-Kātib. The paper is brittle from oxidation; some repairs have been made.
  • Binding: Brown leather over board with flap (Type II); blind stamped central mandorla with two pendants on the vertical axis; flap has coordinating stamp; plain paper doublure; rebound.
  • Collation: Paper, 182; 1-18¹⁰ 19².
  • Decoration: Headings and significant words and phrases in red ink; textblock outlined in ink.
  • Layout: Written in 51 long lines.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Origin: Probably copied in the 15th century (based on the paper), from a source manuscript dated 9 Ramadan, A.H. 608 (1212 CE, f. 182r).
  • Script: Written in naskh in black ink; pointed; headings in slightly larger script.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
Location of originals
  • Original Columbia, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
  • OPenn University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Language note
  • Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
  • Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.
  • Sold by Sam Fogg Limited (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, Nov. 1999.
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), pages 81 (LJS 355).
Cite as
UPenn LJS 355.
Other title(s)
  • Amrāḍ al-juzʼīyah.
  • امراض الجزئية.
  • Amrāḍ allatī lā takhuṣṣ bi-ʻuḍwin bi-ʻaynih.
  • امراض التي لا تخص بعضو بعينه.
  • Adwiyah al-murakkabah.
  • ادوية المركبة.
Statement on language in description
Princeton University Library aims to describe library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage. Read more...
Other views
Staff view

Supplementary Information