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[Sefer ha-Ḳanon] ... [etc.] [manuscript].

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Extent:
131 leaves
Creator:
Avicenna, 980-1037
Description:

Ms. codex.

Books 1-3 and the beginning of Book 4 of Avicenna's 11th-century comprehensive medical work, translated into Hebrew from Arabic. At the end of the volume is Maimonides's 12th-century treatise on poisons, a much shorter work, which is also lacking the end of the text and was also translated from Hebrew to Arabic, by Mosheh Ibn Tibon. Marginal notes in Hebrew, with at least one in Italian (f. 44v).

Title supplied by cataloger.

1. f.1r-117v: [Sefer ha-Ḳanon (incomplete) / Avicenna]

2. f.118r-131v: [Maʼamar ha-nikhbad (incomplete) / Moses Maimonides]

Collation: Paper, iii (modern) + i (early) + 131 + ii (modern); 1¹²(-1) 2-8¹² 9¹⁴ 10¹² 11¹⁰; gatherings 1-9 signed with the first through ninth letters of the Hebrew alphabet, lower left corner last verso; [1-131], modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto. Catchwords on last verso of each gathering, lower left verso.

Layout: Written in 26-27 long lines.

Script: Written in Italian semi-cursive Hebrew script.

Decoration: Occasional manicules (f. 18r, 23r, 26r, 27v, 38r, 112v, 122v, 125v).

Binding: Modern calf

Origin: Written in Italy in the 15th century.

Language:
Hebrew
Medium:
paper
Alternative:
Qānūn fī al-ṭibb. Hebrew
Contributor:
Maimonides, Moses,1135-1204.Kitāb al-sumūm wa-al-mutaḥarriz min al-adwiyah al-qattālah.Hebrew.
Ibn Tibon, Mosheh,active 13th century,translator.
Hirschel, Solomon,1761-1842,former owner.
Jews' College (London, England),former owner.
Bet din tsedeḳ London ṿeha-medinah (Great Britain),former owner.
Edm Type:
text
Format:
Book
Manuscript/Archive
Identifier:
5410474
773129006
Subject:
Medicine Early works to 1800.
Medicine, Arab.
Medicine, Medieval.
Toxicology Early works to 1800.
Type:
text
Agg Provider:
University of Pennsylvania Libraries