Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 40 (T.1.8)
Associated Websites: MS Hunter 40: Book of the month
Date of Creation: Not assigned
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Yahya'bn 'Isa, Ibn Jazlah, Al Baghdadi, Takwimu'l Abdan Fi Tadbiri'l Insan.
Karshuni; Arabic text in Syriac characters.
Ibn Jazlah's (Bengesla) Dispositio Corporum de constitutione hominis - tables in which diseases are arranged like the stars in astronomical tables.
Remarks: The four principal figures in the first pictured page have their names written alongside and overhead thus [in Syriac characters]: Aristotle, Galen, Plato, Haikar, Hakim, and at the top of the page, 'These are the wise who know God: He is the wise the healer'.
On the opposite page, in both Syriac and Arabic, at the top: Origanis; at the foot: Hermes Augustus.
On the recto of the second (original) folio are charms.
For another copy of this MS., see Brit. Mus. Suppl. Cat. 792 ii.
[Formerly S.1.3; S.1.3].
Lot 3542 in the Letherland sale, 1765.
MS Hunter Or. 40 (1532), Ibn Jazla, Tacuinum aegritudinum (in Arabic). f. 3v. Medical Celebrities: portrait sketches of Aristotle, Galen, Plato, al-Hakim
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper (stout), 15 x 10 5/8, ff. 54, written in red margined compartments, vertically, diagonally, and horizontally, two pictured pages, illuminated headpieces, and vertical marginal headings, the writing extends within the margins (11 3/4 x 8 5/8).
Binding: Millboards, covered spattered calf, gilt-tooled edges, sides and panelled back, title (impress only): TACUIMOL | ABDAM | BEN GASLAE | ARABICE
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Arabic
Material Type: Document
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasions: 'William Hunter, Book Collector', Glasgow University Library, Apr.-Sep. 1983; 'Europa und der Orient, 800-1900', Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 28 May-27 Aug. 1989.
Bibliography: Jack Baldwin, William Hunter, 1718-1783, book collector: catalogue of an exhibition (Glasgow, 1983), no. 65; Europa und der Orient, 800-1900, hrsg. Gereon Sievernich und Hendrik Budde (Berlin, 1989), p. 673 and plate 143; L. MacKinney, Medical illustrations in medieval manuscripts (London, 1965), p. 128; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 456.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Yahya ibn Isa Ibn Jazlah al-Baghdadi
exhibition: Europa und der Orient, 800-1900
Eine Ausstellung des 4. Festivals der Weltkulturen Horizonte '89, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Stresemannstrasse 110, Berlin, 28 May-27 August 1989.
exhibition: William Hunter, Book Collector 1983
Exhibition, Glasgow University Library, 14 april-30 September 1983.
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