Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS árabe 790 (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 El Escorial.

This is Ḥunayn ibn Ishaq's Translation of Galen's commentary on the Hippocratic Aphorisms. It is misbounded: the portion of fols. 1a-90b starts from a middle of book 4 Aph. 70 to a middle of book 7 Aph. 70, and fol. 159 has the rest of book 7; and the portion of fols. 91a-150b starts from a middle of book 1 Aph. 1 to a middle of book 3 Aph. 8; and the portion of fols. 151a-158b starts from a middle of book 4 Aph. 47 to book 4 Aph. 66.; moreover, the part starting from a middle of book 3 Aph. 8 to a middle of book 4 Aph. 39 is bounded as E11: Madrid, Escurial, MS árabe 818, fols. 88a-127b. The beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk1: 91a (it lacks the first folios, so it begins in the middle of comm on lemma i. 1); Bk2: 116a; Bk3: 146a; [the major part of Bk 3 and Bk 4 is in E11]; Bk5: 8b; Bk6: 38b; Bk7: 67b.

The copy is unnamed.

Language(s): Arabic

References

Derenbourg-Renaud, 1941 ii, p. 2.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 1 initial flyleaf, 159 leaves (fols. i, 1a-159b)
Dimensions (leaf): 230mm × 160mm mm.

Layout

One column with 21 lines

Hand(s)

The text is written in naskh.

Additions:

Marginalia: The copy has been collated with the exemplar by the copyist. He has entered corrections in the margins (sometimes marked with صح). An owner named Abu al-Fada'il Abu Sa'id al-Arzaq wrote his reading record (طالع [read]) on Saturday, 4th of Ḏū al-Ḥijja, 708H (see colophone 2) in a different, darker black ink. He also has entered many correction in the margines (marked with صح), and has noted variant readings from another manuscript (marked with خ [i.e., نسخة]).

History

Origin: 1209 CE.; Produced on 20th Šaʿbān 605H.

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