Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS Arabic 297 (Wellcome Collection, Wellcome Trust)

Manuscripts in Arabic

Contents

1 copy of Kitāb ṭibb fī ʿilm al-ḥubūb, accompanied by a fragment from a treatise on chess.

Author: Anonymous
Title: Kitāb ṭibb fī ʿilm al-ḥubūb
Title: كتاب طب فى علم الحبوب Fol.2a.1

An index of seeds and their medicinal properties. The treatise contains 40 entries on various types of seeds, including those from fruit, spices and grains.

The work is preceded by a fragment from a treatise on chess.

Incipit: (beginning) fol.2a.1 كتاب طب فى علم لحبوب بعدٿها حلوآ العسل وزنجبيل مربّي حب الاترُجّ اجوده ما كان من الاترج الكبار وهو حآر يابس في الدرجة الثانيه وقيل انه بارد ودرهم منديد من الحيض
Explicit: (ending) fol.2b.16 حب السعوط ينفع من السّعفه والنار الفارسي انزروت ومرّ وزعفران وكندس من كل واحد جزء ويدق كل واحد علي حدة ويصحح وزنه بعد نخله ويعجن بمآ الموز نجوش ويحب اصغر من العدسة ويسعط منه بوزن حبه الي ثلاث حبات بدهن بنفسج حب الٮرلد
Colophon: تم فى ١٢ شهر شعبان ٩١٩ هجري
Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Burnished
Extent: 4 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 204 × 143 mm.
Dimensions (written): 145 × 105 mm.
Foliation: European, pencil. Catchwords present.

Collation

4

Condition

Deteriorated

Layout

1b

2a-4a

4b 6

Hand(s)

Script: Naskh

Ink: Black, red and green

17 136 0.8 90 40

Decoration

Rubrication

Additions:
  • Fol.1a.1 A two-page fragment from a treatise on chess, including a numbered grid showing the 'winner' and the 'loser'.

Binding

205 × 144 mm. Paper

History

Origin: 919 A.H.; 1513 CE

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