Zayn al-Din Jurjani (d.1136 AD), Zakhirah-yi Khwarazmshahi ('Treasury dedicated to the king of Khwarazmshahi'), an encyclopaedia of medical science, Vol. II. Persia, Timurid, dated 838 AH/1434 AD
- ink on paper, bound leather
- 34.8 by 26cm.
According to Charles Rieu the reason for al-Jurjani's compiling of the Zakhirah was to supply a comprehensive work which would offer the required information on every branch of the medical science, and save a physician the trouble and loss of time involved in consulting other books (in short, something he himself required for his work). Al-Jurjani dedicated al-Zakhirah to Qutb-al-Din Khvarazm Shah Abu’l-Fath Muhammad Ibn Yamin-al-Din (d.1127 AD).
Please see the catalogue note to the following lot for more on the Zakhirah-yi Khwarazmshahi.