Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS Arabic 480 (Wellcome Collection, Wellcome Trust)

Manuscripts in Arabic

Contents

1 copy of Sharḥ mūjiz al-qānūn by Nafīs ibn ʻIwaḍ

Title: Sharḥ mūjiz al-qānūn
Title: شرح موجز القانون

A fragment of commentary on Ibn al-Nafīs' commentary on al-Qānūn by Ibn Sīnā. The text and its authorship were not identified either by F. Ḥaddād or by H.H. Biesterfeld. cf. MS Arabic 445.

Incipit: (beginning) Fol. 1a.1 وتليين الطبيعة نافع لانه يحلل البقايا
Explicit: (ending) Fol. 32b.21 اي الاسفنجه الناشب شراب ماء ثم
Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: European paper. Watermark: Letter M in vignette.
Extent: 32 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 217 × 155 mm.
Dimensions (written): 165 × 100 mm.
Foliation: Pages are numbered with Arabic numerals; Catchwords are written underneath the text block.

Collation

1 - 4 (8)

Condition

Good

Hand(s)

Script: Naskh

Ink: Brown and red

290 1:1 80 20

Decoration

Rubrication

Additions:
  • Occasional corrections and additions in the margins referring to the contents (fols. 2a, 10a, 12b, 13a, 18a, 24a).

Binding

Paper

History

Origin: 18th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Sāmī Ibrāhīm Ḥaddād (1986).

Sotheby's lot 525 (22/21.11.85)

Bibliography

    Ḥaddād/Biesterfeld no. 115 (Shelf-mark: 510/ / /n 22),

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