Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 464 (V.6.14)
Date of Creation: Not assigned
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Ibn Sina, First and Second Treatises of the First Part of the Fourth Book of the Kanun.
[Arabic and Latin.]
1. Avicenna's 'Canon of Medicine': two treatises in Arabic.
2. Latin Translation of the above work (? by Dr. Letherland).
Remarks: The writing begins at the opposite end to that ordinarily taken in Oriental MSS. Cf. Brit. Mus. Suppl. Cat. 787-91
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 8 x 6, ff. 90, written in Arabic and Latin, in parallel cols. of 17 lines, each 6 x 2 and 6 x 2 5/8 respectively, rubrics, ruled and margined with lead pencil, marginalia, the first and the last eleven folios are blank.
Binding: Limp pasteboards, covered with marbled paper
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Arabic
Material Type: Treatise
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 509-510.
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.
translator: Joseph Letherland 1699-1764
Physician.
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