al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb, [1645] / Ibn Sīnā.

Creator:
Avicenna, 980-1037, author
Shīrāzī, Muḥammad Qulī, active 1645, scribe
ابن سينا، 980-1037 مؤلف
شيرازي، محمد قلي، ناشط 1645، ناسخ
Physical Description:
1 volume ([509] leaves) ; 46 cm
Notes:
26 x 45.5 cm ; written surface: 17.5 x 32.8 cm, 21 lines per page.
Colophon at the end book 3 of al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb (leaf 238a): "Tamma al-kitāb al-thālith min kutub al-Qānūn al-mushtamil ʻalá al-amrāḍ al-wāqiʻah. Wa-li-wāhib al-ʻaql al-ḥamd wa-al-minnah wa-al-ṣalāh ʻalá Nabīyihi Muḥammad wa-ālihi al-ṭāhirīn. Qad faragha yawm al-Arbiʻāʼ, panjum shahr Rabīʻ al-Awwal, sanat 155 [i.e. 1055 = 1 May 1645] ḥāmidan muṣalliyan."
Colophon at the end of book five (leaf 509b): "Tamma kitāb al-aqrābādīn wa-bi-tamāmihi tammat al-kutub al-khamsah al-mushtamilah ʻalá al-Qānūn. Wa-al-ḥamdu lillāh ḥaqqa ḥamdihi ḥamdan kathīran dāyiman. Wa-ṣallá Allāh ʻalá khayr khalqihi Muḥammad wa-ālihi ajmaʻīn."
Colophon at the end of book four (leaf 436a): "Tamma kitāb al-zafanah wa-huwa ākhir al-kalām min al-kitāb al-rābiʻ fī baldat Shīrāz sanat khams wa-khamsūn wa-alf bi-khaṭṭ Muḥammad Qulī al-Shīrāzī al-muʻallim, ghafara Allāh dhunūbahum wa-li-jamīʻ al-muʼmīn wa-al-muʼmināt bi-Muḥammad wa-ālih."
Gift of Harvey Cushing.
In Arabic.
In elegant, rather large naskhī script; in black ink, on yellowish paper, with headings and keywords in gold, some markings in red; magnificently illuminated heading to opening chapter; text within gold and blue frames; catchwords.
Incipit: "al-Fann al-ḥādī ʻashar min al-kitāb al-thālith min al-Qānūn fī aḥwāl al-qalb wa-huwa maqālatān: al-Maqālah al-ūlá minhumā fī mabādī wa-uṣūl li-dhālika tashrīḥ al-qalb. Ammā al-qalb fa-innahu makhlūq min laḥm qawī li-yakūna abʻada min al-āfāt muntasij fīhi min aṣnāf al-līf qawīyah shadīdah al-ikhtilāf al-ṭawīl al-jadhdhāb wa-al-ʻarīḍ al-daffāʻ wa-al-muwarrab al-māsik li-yakūna la-hu aṣnāf min al-ḥarakāt ..."
Islamic black leather binding.
On leaf 1a an ownership note in the name of Muḥammad Taqī [ibn] Muḥammad Bāqir, dated 1076 H [1665/1666]
Some collations and corrections on the margins.
البداية: "الفن الحادي عشر من الكتاب الثالث من القانون في أحوال القلب وهو مقالتان: المقالة الأولى منهما في مبادي وأصول لذلك تشريح القلب. أما القلب فإنه مخلوق من لحم قوي ليكون أبعد من الآفات منتسج فيه من أصناف الليف قوية شديدة الاختلاف الطويل الجذاب والعريض الدفاع والمورب الماسك ليكون له أصناف من الحركات ..."
على الورقة 1أ تملك باسم محمد تقي [بن] محمد باقر، بتاريخ 1076 ھ [1665/1666]
في نهاية الكتاب الثالث من القانون في الطب (الورقة 238أ): "تم الكتاب الثالث من كتب القانون المشتمل على الأمراض الواقعة. ولواهب العقل الحمد والمنة والصلوة على نبيه محمد وآله الطاهرين. قد فرغ يوم الأربعاء، پنجم شهر ربيع الأول، سنة 155 [أي 1055 = 1 أيار/مايو 1645] حامدًا مصليًا."
في نهاية الكتاب الخامس (الورقة 509ب): "تم كتاب الأقرابادين وبتمامه تمت الكتب الخمسة المشتملة على القانون. والحمد لله حق حمده حمدًا كثيرًا دايمًا. وصلى الله على خير خلقه محمد وآله أجمعين."
في نهاية الكتاب الرابع (الورقة 436أ): "تم كتاب الزفنة وهو آخر الكلام من الكتاب الرابع في بلدة شيراز سنة خمس وخمسون وألف بخط محمد قلي الشيرازي المعلم، غفر الله ذنوبهم ولجميع المؤمين والمؤمنات بمحمد وآله."
Abstract:
al-Qanūn fī al-ṭibb, a comprehensive manuscript on Arabic medicine by al-Ḥusayn ibn ʻAlī ibn Sīnā (980-1037), commonly known by the Latinized version of his name Avicenna who was born near Bukhara in Persia (present-day Uzbekistan). Avicenna was the most famous and influential of the many Islamic scholars, scientists, and philosophers of the medieval world. He was foremost a physician but was also an astronomer, chemist, geologist, psychologist, philosopher, logician, mathematician, physicist, and poet. His al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb (Canon of medicine) became the authoritative reference on medicine in the Middle Ages, not only in the Islamic world but, in Latin translations, in Europe as well. Presented in this manuscript is the second half of al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb (from al-fann 11 "the 11th art" of the third book to the end of the fifth book). The whereabouts of the first part of the Canon are not known.The colophons indicate that the copy was copied in 1055 H (1645/1656) in the city of Shīrāz, Iran by Muḥammad Qulī al-Shīrāzī al-muʻallim. The manuscript was a gift of Harvey Cushing (1869-1939), a Yale-educated neurosurgeon, whose collection of rare medical books forms a key part of the Medical Historical Library in the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University.
Variant Titles:
Qānūn fī al-ṭibb. Selections. 1645
القانون في الطب، [1645] / ابن سينا.
قانون في الطب. مختارات. 1645
Topics:
Arabic manuscripts
Medicine, Arab
Accession Number:
MA06xxxx
Language:
Arabic
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Manuscript Arabic 6
Orbis Record:
11419069
Yale Collection:
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Digital Collection:
Arabic and Persian Medical Books and Manuscripts
Funding Source:
Arcadia Fund
oid pointer:
10934947
Citation:
Avicenna, Qanūn fī al-ṭibb. General Collection, Medical/Historical Library, Yale University.
OID:
10937579
PID:
digcoll:165467

Number of Pages: 1030
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