Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS arabe 2838 (Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms project)

Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms project collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: This manuscript contains commentary on the book of Aphorisms attributed to Hippocrates.

Original manuscript in BNF.

This is a lemmatically arranged commentary. The introduction begins on f. 5b; the beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk1: 6b; Bk2: 27b; Bk3: 50a; Bk4: 66a; Bk5: 96a; Bk6: 121a; Bk7: 147a. It is incomplete; another hand added the last few folios (ff. 154-156, which contain comm. on vii. 49, 50, and 51), who also supplied the first folios (ff. 1-4, which are not copied from IAS's comm.).

Language(s): Arabic

References

de Slane, 1883-95, p. 511-12.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 156 leaves (ff. 1a-156b)
Dimensions (leaf):

Layout

One column with 19 lines per page.

Hand(s)

The text is written in naskh. Another hand added the last few folios (ff. 154-156, which contain comm. on vii. 49, 50, and 51), who also supplied the first folios (ff. 1-4, which are not copied from Ibn Abī Ṣādiq‏'s Commentary).

Additions:

Marginalia: The copy has been collated with the exemplar. The copyist has entered many corrections in the margins (frequently marked with صح).

History

Origin: The copy is unnamed and undated. de Slane estimates the date of copying as 13th century CE.

Provenance and Acquisition

The last page has a quote from Suhrawardi and Izz Din al-Qawabani(?). At the bottom, there is a note by an owner, where he wrote that he got this copy in Safar, 844H (1441).

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