كتاب القانون [في] علم الطب.

Kitāb al-qānūn [fī] ʻilm al-ṭibb.

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Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Description
2 volumes (231, 237 leaves) : paper ; 235-248 x 172-185 (192 x 120-130) mm bound to 233-248 x 172-183 mm.

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Rare books genre
Summary note
An immense encyclopedia of medicine, a codification of the whole of ancient and Muslim knowledge. These two volumes cover the first division of the third book dealing with the diseases of the head and throat. (Corresponds to part I, pp. 281-385 of the Roman edition.), and the first section of the fourth part dealing with the various kinds of fevers, skin and joint diseases and wounds. (Corresponds to part II, pp. 1-119 of the Roman edition.).
Notes
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title from volume 3, title page (fol. 1a).
  • Marginal notes and glosses. Obscured and missing text on title pages including one inscription on volume 3 dated 1019 H.
  • Collation: Paper ; fol. 231 + i + 237 + i ; volume 3 foliated in ink using Hindu-Arabic numerals ; modern foliation in pencil using Western numerals.
  • Layout: 17-19 lines per page.
  • Description: Ruricated ; some vowel signs ; MS in good condition except several folios are worm-eaten and mended and the first two folios in both volumes are defective;
  • Origin: [Volume 3] Probably copied in the second half of the sixth Muslim century -- [Volume 4] Copied 596 in Baghdād (Madīnat al-Salam al-maḥrūsah) by Abū al-Faraj Muḥammad ibn Jaysh ibn Abī al-Faraj al-Qāriʼ al-Wāsiṭī (vol. 4, fol. 236b)
  • Incipit: [الجزء 3] بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم المقالة الاولى في کليات امراض الرأس والدماع فصل في منفعه الراس واجزايه -- [الجزء 4] بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم اللهم يسر واعن المقالة الاولى في الفن الاول من الکتاب الرابع من كتاب القانون كلام كلى في الحميات
  • Colophon: [ الجزء 3] تم الجزء الاول من الکتاب الثالث من القانون يتلوه في الجزء الثاني امراض الصدر وما ... وهو الجزء الثالث من التجزئة -- [الجزء 4] کتبه الفقير الى رحمة الله تعالى ابو الفرج محمد بن جيش بن ابي الفرج القارئ الواسطي بمدينة السلام المحروسة محرم سنة ست وتسعين وخمسمائة والحمد لله وحده اللهم صل على سيدنا محمد النبي وسلم
Binding note
Volume 3: Later quarter-bound type III (without flap) binding in red leather and purple paper with block-pressed design. Purple paper pastedowns. Volume 4: Later type II (with flap) binding in red leather. Blind-stamped mandorla with pendants and blind-tooled edging. Brown leather doublures. Flap is missing.
Provenance
Volume 3 has obscured ownership signature of Barakah ibnat ʻAlī (fol. 231b). Acquired from Brill, Leyden, 1900.
Source acquisition
Gift ; Robert Garrett, Class of 1897 ; 1942.
References
  • Hitti, P. Garrett Coll., 1079, 1080.
  • Ibn Khallikān, Wafayāt (1299 AH), I, p. 273.
  • Ḥājjī Khalīfah, Kashf al-ẓunūn (1835-58), IV, pp. 496/7.
  • Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium (1846), 448
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
Other title(s)
  • جزء السادس من اجزاء كتب القانون في الطب
  • Thālith fī al-qānūn
  • ثالث في القانون
  • سادس من القانون في الطب
Title from volume 4, title page
  • Juzʼ al-sādis min ajzāʼ kutub al-qānūn fī al-ṭibb
Title on volume 4, lower edge of text block
  • Sādis min al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb
OCLC
1340422270
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