Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS Arabic 11 (Wellcome Collection, Wellcome Trust)

Manuscripts in Arabic

Contents

1 copy of Ḥayat al-ḥayawān al-kubrá by Damīrī, Muḥammad ibn Mūsá

Major work on the life of animals.

Incipit: الحمد لله الذي شرف نوع الإنسان بالأصغرين القلب واللسان وفضّله على سائر الحيوان بنعمتي المنطق والبيان، ورجّحه بالعقل الذي وزن به قضايا القياس في أحسن ميزان ...
Explicit: ...والآخر شفاء. وابتدأت بالوحش الذي منه الشجاعة تقتضي ... تم الجزء الثاني من حياة الحيوان الكبير...  
Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 247 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 268 × 185 mm.
Dimensions (written): 200 × 134(inconsistent) mm.
Foliation: Arabic

Collation

Lack of visibility to distinguish between the gatherings.
242+005

Condition

Deteriorated

Layout

1a-242a 6

242b 6-8 (varies)

Hand(s)

Scribe: Unknown, however the last 3 folios were transcribed at a later date by ملا بن محمد تقي بن الملا ( Mullā b. Muḥammad Taqī b. al-Mullā )

Decoration

Rubrication throughout text

Additions:
  • Occasional marginalia throughout text.

Binding

277 × 194 mm. Paper; leather covers Primary endbands: natural colour; Secondary endbands: natural colour; Islamic endbands.

History

Origin: 1061 A.H.; 1650 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Owners' Entries:

Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān

Muḥammad ʿAlī b. ʿAbbās al-Balāghī al-Najafī

ʿUbayd Allāh ʿArafah Qāsim Saʿīd Abū Bakr Sulaymān

Subjects

  • Zoology--Pre-Linnean works
  • Natural history

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