Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS Arabic 435 (Wellcome Collection, Wellcome Trust)

Manuscripts in Arabic

1

Contents

1 copy of Mūjiz al-qānūn fī ʻilm al-ṭibb by Ibn al-Nafīs, ʻAlī ibn Abī al-Ḥazm

A well-known commentary on al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb القانون في الطب of Avicenna, 980-1037 ابن سينا .

Ḥaddād/Biesterfeld no. 64 (Shelf-mark: 510/687 Nm2 / /76b) Chapter headings cf. WMS Arabic no 405 and also WMS Arabic nos 436, 437.

Incipit: (basmala) Fol. 1b.1 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Incipit: Fol. 1b.2 قال الشيخ الامام العالم الحير الكامل قد قوة العلماء رئيس الحكماء ابو الحسن علاء الدين على ابن ابى الحزم القرشى المتطبب قد رتبت هذا الكتاب على اربع فنون
Explicit: Fol. 184b.15 مات وكان تدبيرهم فى العلاج واحد واستعملوا دواء جالينوس وغيره من العلاج المذكور
Colophon: ومن هاهنا نختم الكتاب حامدين لله تعالى والحمد لله وحده
Language(s): Arabic

See WMS Arabic 405 for contents.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Burnished
Extent: 05+184+003 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 185 × 130 mm.
Dimensions (written): 125 × 90 mm.
Foliation: in Arabic numerals, written underneath the text block.

Collation

Due to the binding, collation could not be established exactly.
Due to the binding, there is a lack of visibility to distinguish between the gatherings

Hand(s)

Script: Naskh

Ink: Black, headings are highlighted in black and red.

180 1:1 90 25 15

Decoration

Rubrication.

Additions:
  • Fol. 01b - biographical data about b. al-Nafīs taken from `Uyūn al-Anbā' by Ibn Abī `Uṣaibi`a. Written in blue ink by the hand identical to WMS Arabic nos. 422, 426.
  • Fol. 02a - verses (in Turkish)
  • Fol. 02a verses (by Ibn Sīnā)اعتصام الورى بمغفرتكعجز الواصفون عن صفتهتب علينا فاننا بشر
  • Fol. 02a reader's remarks dated Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1282 AH / March 1866.
  • Fols 02b - 04b - a detailed table of contents.
  • Fol. 05a - occasional recipes, etymology of the words "medicine" and "physician", a quotation from Ibn al-Nafīs.
  • Fols 1a, 001a - Round seals with the names of Riḍā ʿAbd Muṣṭafá (16mm) and Muḥammad Bey (35 mm).
  • Fol. 1a Turkish inscriptions with dates: 7 Rabi` I 1074 AH / 9th October 1663, 21 Ṣafar 1074 AH / 24th September 1663, Raǧab 1127 AH / July 1715
  • Fol. 1a - a bibliographical description of a manuscript (in Arabic): معجز بالطب بخط نسح سطر ١٥
  • Each folio contains extensive interlinear comments.

Binding

193 × 145 mm. Paper; Paper / textile covers

Seal(s):

Round seals with the names of Riḍā ʿAbd Muṣṭafá (16mm) and Muḥammad Bey (35 mm).

History

Origin: 17th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Riḍā ʿAbd Muṣṭafá (seal)

Muṣṭafá al-Ṭabīb al-Sulṭānī

Muḥammad Bey (seal)

Muḥammad Ḥāshim

Sāmī Ibrāhīm Ḥaddād.

Sotheby's lot 492 (22/21.11.85)

Record Sources

Ḥaddād/Biesterfeld no. 64 (Shelf-mark: 510/687 Nm2 / /76b)

Bibliography

    Ḥaddād/Biesterfeld no. 64 (Shelf-mark: 510/687 Nm2 / /76b)

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