Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 144 (T.7.3)
Date of Creation: Not assigned
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Muhammad ibn Muhammad, Al Aksara'i, Hallu'l Mujiz, Commentary on the Mujizu'l Kanun.
Mahmud ibn 'Umara'l Yaghmini, Kanunjah.
Unknown Author, Risalah Nazilah.
Nasiru'l Dini'l Tusi, Kitabu'l Bahiyah.
Inserted loose at the end is a pencilled note by Mr. Gibb [in Arabic characters]: RISALAH NAZILAH: A treatise on colds (ailments) by an author who does not give his name, but says he treated an official in Smyrna, whereupon he | was asked to write a book on the subject. Copied in 1074. | Turkish. | E.J.W.G.
For the contents of the Kanunjah see Hajji Khalifa, 9, 347.
The Kitabu'l Bahiyah may be unique: cf. Hajji Khalifa, 9,631.
Attached to the front board is a slip of paper inscribed in an XVIII. Cent. hand:
1. Liber Clypei instar: explicatio pręcipuorum in Medicina. An Epitome of Physick in four Parts. (Arabic)
2. Liber Kanundget, sive Canon parvus. (Arabic)
3. MS. Turcicum. de Medicina etiam | ut videtur. (Arabic)
Similarly attached to the first fly-leaf is another paper slip inscribed in an XVIII. Cent. hand, which transliterates the Arabic [Kitab al Mogni Sharh al mogez fi Tabb], and repeats the three lines following.
Inserted at intervals are slips of paper with notes in Arabic (European hand) and Latin, in this hand (?Dr. Letherland's, see V.4.14).
The first folio is made with an original fly-leaf.
On the last page of the first work are impressions in ink of two signets, round and octagonal.
For another copy of 1, see Bodl. Cat. DCVI.
[Formerly S.7.3; S.7.95].
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 8 1/8 x 4 3/4, ff. 309, written in single cols. of 27 lines in 1, of 21 lines in 2, of 23 in 3, and of 27 in 4, each 5½ x 2 7/8, 5 1/8 x 2 1/8, 6 x 3½, 6½ x 3 respectively, rubrics, rubricated marginalia and underlining (in 1), the paper of 1 is thin and buff coloured, that of the rest is coarser and whiter.
Binding: Millboards, covered crimson morocco, blind-tooled, and stamped on the sides and flap with a central (oval) device
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Arabic
Material Type: Document
Archival History: Provenance: Sold as Lot 3563 in the sale of Joseph Letherland's library, 1765. Purchased by William Hunter for £0.10.6 according to the British Library copy of the Letherland sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 6 (2).
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), p. 472.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Aqsara'i
author: Mahmud al-Yaghmini
author: Nasir al-Din Muhammad ibn Muhammad Tusi 1201-1174
provenance: Joseph Letherland 1699-1764
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