Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 44 (T.2.2)
Date of Creation: Between 1699 and 1799
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Salomonis Negri, Vitae et Opera Medicorum Arabicorum, videlicet: Muhammad Ibn Zakariya, (Abu Bakr), Razi, (Errazi), (i.e. Rases).
Bakhtishu Ibn Djabril, (Bakhtyashu Ibn Gabirol), (i.e. Bachtishva Filivs Gabrielis).
Hunain Ibn Ishak, (Abu Zaid), al 'Ibadi, (al 'Abadi), (i.e. Johannicivs).
Yuhanna Ibn Masawaiah, (i.e. Joannes Mesve).
'Abdallah Ibn Ahmad, (Dhiya al-Din Abu Muhammad), Ibn al-Baitar. (Also al-Jami, al-Kabir, al-Malaki).
V. Additions and Corrections:
Begin (5, 1 recto line 1): Pagina prima (1.) Alexandrini medici qui.
End (8, 6 verso line 29): domum Abrahami.
A loose quire (10 folios) of different paper (inserted between ii, 1. and ii, 2.) begins on the recto of its first folio, lines 1-3 (in the same hand and style as the rest of the volume): In nomine Dei | Misericordis Miseratoris | Laus Deo cujus cognitionis, and ends (verso of fol. 8, lines 23, 24): liber evadit, calefacit eum et proderit | illi et cetera. Its last two folios are blank as well as the verso of fol. 7.
This fragment is evidently a Latin translation from the Arabic, and forms a sort of preface to a corrected and enlarged edition of Ibn Al-Baitar, De Medicamentis Simplicibus, to be entitled Illud cuius ignoratio non est possibilis medico. The first article follows on 'ALUSANU, [in Arabic characters], [Greek characters], "Prassio similis," a cure for rabies. See Pedacius Dioscorides, Anazarbaeus, Bk. iii. c. 105. Ed. Saraceni, Francofurti, 1598, pp. 218, 219. [G.U.L. Ea6-x.6.] (Erroneous: it is a work by Yusuf Ibn Isma'il al Kutubi. See Hunterian correspondence, M. Plessner, 11 April 1970.)
These are six loose sheets in Dr. Young's handwriting between i, 1. and i, 2. containing a translation of the first two folios of this set of lives.
A sheet of note paper attached to i, 2 verso contains, in his hand, a table of contents.
Salomon Negri (Suleyman Alsadi), a priest of the Greek Church and interpreter, died 1729.
[Formerly Q.1.15; Q.1.15].
Bought by Hunter at Mead's sale, 1754, where it is MSS lot 19, for £2.2.-. See annotated sale catalogue in Mu33-e.30
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 12 x 8, 92 ff., margined by a medial fold, not ruled, in single cols. of 30 lines, each 11 x 3, foliation partial, modern (in pencil), catchwords, no signatures, few marginalia. Cent. XVIII.
Binding: Original, millboards, covered quarter calf, marbled paper, title (ink), modern, on paper label: SEMITIC PHYSICIANS. Cent. XVIII.
[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. 51.]
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 51-52.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Solomon Negri 1665-1727
Arabic scholar and translator. Sulayman al-Aswad al-Dimashqi, or Solomon Negri as he was known to the West, was born in Damascus into an Arabophone, Orthodox family …
subject: Abu Zaid Hunayn ibn Ishaq al-'Ibadi 808-873
[See Encyclopaedia of Islam]
subject: Bakhtishu Ibn Jabril d.828
Physician to Harun al-Rashid.
subject: Abu Zakariyya Yuhana Ibn Masawayh d.857
subject: Rhazes 894-925
Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya ibn al-Razi.
translator: John Young 1835-1902
Regius Professor of Natural History, University of Glasgow, 1866-1901.
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