Books II (materia medica), III (diseases arranged by part of the body), IV (diseases not specific to particular organs), and V (compound drugs, ointments, and electuaries) of Avicenna's medical encyclopedia. Some marginal notes, beginning in Book III, with more toward the end of the volume; 2 notes in Arabic laid in following f. 144 and f. 275.
Title for manuscript and section titles supplied by cataloger.
1. f.1v-56v: [Book II, al-Adwiyah al-mufradah]
2. f.57v-235v: [Book III, al-Amrāḍ al-juzʼīyah]
3. f.236v-329r: [Book IV, al-Amrāḍ al latī la takhaṣ bi-ʻuḍwīn bi-ʻaynih]
4. f.329r-367r: [Book V, al-Adwiyah al-murakkabah]
Collation: Paper, i (19th-century?) + 367; 46 gatherings alternating between 6 leaves and 10 leaves, with the last gathering lacking one leaf; [1-367], modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto. Catchword on each leaf, lower left verso.
Layout: Written in 31 long lines, with names of medicines and ailments written in the margins.
Script: Written in naskh script, except for the final leaves written in nastaʻlīq script (f. 362r-367r).
Decoration: Significant words and phrases in red ink; names of medicines and ailments in red ink in the margins corresponding to words in red in the text.
Binding: Possibly 19th-century Indian leather, with stamped medallions in green leather overlay.
Origin: Written in Persia in the 16th or 17th century.