[al-Kullīyāt]. = [الكليات].

Avicenna, 980-1037.
ابن سينا، 980-1037.
Standardized Title:
Qānūn fī al-ṭibb. Selections
قانون في الطب. Selections
[Iran?, between 1375 and 1399?]
321 leaves : paper ; 200-202 x 115 (140-145 x 70) mm. bound to 202 x 125 mm.
Medicine -- Early works to 1800.
Medicine, Arab.
Medicine, Medieval.
Medicine, Arab.
Medicine, Medieval.
Manuscripts, Arabic -- 14th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Codices (bound manuscripts)
Early works.
First book of Avicenna's medical encyclopedia, comprising an introduction to general knowledge of medicine, anatomy, temperament, and the effect of environment on health and disease. Frequent marginal annotations, some affected by trimming. The first 40 leaves and the last 10 are later replacements.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, 321; [1-321], modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto. Contemporary foliation in Hindu-Arabic numerals in ink (50-80) visible on upper right verso.
Layout: Written in 15-18 long lines.
Script: Written in naskh in black ink; pointed, by multiple hands; beginning and end (f. 1-40, 310-321) of manuscript written on replacement leaves by a later hand in a narrower version of the script.
Decoration: Headings and significant words and phrases written or overlined in red ink.
Binding: Plain black leather over pasteboard.
Origin: Item is undated, but based on the paper, probably copied in Persia in the late 14th century.
Local notes:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Penn Provenance:
Ownership stamps, probably 19th century, in Persian: a rectangle in purple ink with the name Muṣṭafá Shāh ʻAlāʼī and the title Qānūn added by hand (f. 1r), and a ring in red ink with the name Manūchihr Nukhastīn Āṣaf Qājār (f. 1r, 109r, 228r, 278r, 321r).
Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, Oct. 2001.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.
Cited in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 81 (LJS 426).
Cited as:
UPenn LJS 426.
Shāh ʻAlāʼī, Muṣṭafá former owner.
Qājār, Manūchihr Nukhastīn Āṣaf, former owner.
Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner.
شاه علائى، مصطفى، former owner.
قاجار، منوچهر نخستين آصف، former owner.
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