Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 34 (T.1.2)
Date of Creation: Between 1455 and 1456
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Husain ibn 'Abd Allah, (Abu 'Ali), ibn Sina (i.e. Avicenna), Libri Canonis II. & III.
On ii, 5 verso in Dr. Wm. Hunter's handwriting: Incipit Liber Canonis Secundus; Verba | Principis Abohali. | scilicet de simplicibus medicinis | Liber secundus, et tertius Avicennae | compilatus per Johannem de Terreo Ponte, Anno | Domini 1416, die 23 Octobris. | M.S. nitid . cum illuminat . et literis pictis.
A pencil has been drawn through the second 1 of this date, the Arabic figures of which, copied from the colophon, Dr. Young has given in the margin.
The different names of Ibn Sina confused Dr. Hunter, and led to his double inscription and title. The paper is exceptionally stout. The edges are stained green.
[Formerly T.1.2]
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 15 3/4 x 11 3/4, ff. 340, written in Italy, in double cols. of 60-70 lines, each 11 x 3 1/8, foliation modern, in pencil, signatures mostly cropped, catchwords cropped, gilt illuminted initials, coloured capitals, rubrics, margined, but not ruled, with brown crayon, marginalia, fol. sec. resolutiua. Cent. XV. (date 1456).
Binding: Original, beech-boards, covered brown calf, sides blind-tooled, in lozenged panels, brass clasps (gone) and catches, brass caps at corners, re-backed in XVIII. Cent., then gilt-tooled over the join at sides and gilt-titled: ABOHALY | ET | AVICENNA | M.S.S. Cent. XV.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 36.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 35-36.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Avicenna 980-1037
Abu Ali Al Husayn Ibn Abd Allah ibn Sina.
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