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Fragment of Canon medicinae, 1300s-1400s?

Author/Creator:
Avicenna, 980-1037.
Publication:
1300s-1400s?
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (1 leaf) : parchment ; 280 x 325 mm.
Contained In:
Manuscript Fragment Collection. Folder 44
Status/Location:
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Standardized Title:
Qānūn fī al-ṭibb. Latin. Selections
Subjects:
Medicine -- Early works to 1800.
Medicine, Arab.
Medicine, Medieval.
Form/Genre:
Fragments (object portions)
Manuscripts, Italian -- 14th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 15th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Language:
In Latin.
Summary:
Fragment of a leaf from a large manuscript of Avicenna's medical encyclopedia, known in Latin as Liber canonis or Canon medicinae, cut and folded for use in the binding of a 16th-century Italian book (Cox). The text on the leaf is from Book 3, on diseases and symptoms. It is written in rotunda script and probably was copied in Italy in the 14th or 15th century. It is written in two columns, and at its tallest the fragment has 33 lines from the bottom of the page, with the top of the page missing. The more damaged side of the fragment has two examples of rubrication; running titles in simple boxes of red ink in the lower margin; and a paper label from its reuse in a binding. Torn, creased, and water-damaged.
Penn Provenance:
Sold by Isaiah M. Cox (CollectibleBooks.org, Dundee, Oregon), 2017.
OCLC:
1020056535