Sections from Books III (al-Amrāḍ al-juzʼīyah, diseases arranged by part of the body), IV (al-Amrāḍ allatī lā takhuṣṣu ʻuḍwan bi-ʻaynih, diseases not specific to particular organs), and V (al-Adwiyah al-murakkabah, compound drugs, ointments, and electuaries) of Avicenna's medical encyclopedia. Many marginal notes trimmed; some later marginal notes run from the manuscript leaves onto their modern paper frames.
Ms. codex. Title supplied by cataloger. Foliation: Paper, 71; [1-27, 28a, 29a, 30-71], modern foliation in pencil, upper center; earlier foliation in ink suggests the original manuscript was at least 251 leaves. Layout: Written in 40-41 long lines. Script: Written in naskh in brown ink; unpointed, unvocalized; marginal notes in black or purple ink; pointed. Decoration: Chapter titles, headings, and significant words or phrases in red ink. Origin: Item is undated; possibly written in the 13th century.
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Formerly owned by Muḥammad ʻAbduh (ownership stamp, possibly of Iranian or Turkish origin, f. 22r, 26r). Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, Aug. 1999. Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012. Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 81 (LJS 322).