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Abu 'Ali al-Husayn ibn 'Abdullah ibn al-Hasan ibn 'Ali ibn Sina, known as Avicenna (d.1037 AD), Urjuzah fi'l-tibb, a poem on medicine, Near East, Mamluk, 14th century
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Abu 'Ali al-Husayn ibn 'Abdullah ibn al-Hasan ibn 'Ali ibn Sina, known as Avicenna (d.1037 AD), Urjuzah fi'l-tibb, a poem on medicine, Near East, Mamluk, 14th century
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Abu 'Ali al-Husayn ibn 'Abdullah ibn al-Hasan ibn 'Ali ibn Sina, known as Avicenna (d.1037 AD), Urjuzah fi'l-tibb, a poem on medicine, Near East, Mamluk, 14th century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 59 leaves plus 2 flyleaves, 13 lines to the page written in neat naskh script in black ink arranged in two columns, verses separated by inverted commas in red ink, titles and headings in red, in brown stamped morocco binding, with flap
20.5 by 15.4cm.
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Catalogue Note

This rhymed treatise consists of 1337 lines on general principles of medicine. The work is mentioned in 'A Supplementary hand list of the Muhammadan manuscripts including all those written in the Arabic Character preserved in the libraries of the University and Colleges of Cambridge' (Browne 1922, p.9).

An inscription on the final page gives the date 9 Shawwal 790 AH/11 October 1388 AD. The earliest copy of this work is dated 595 AH/1199 AD, whilst several dated and undated copies are now in the Bodleian Library: one copy dated 853 AH/1449 AD (MS Huntington 375), another dated 926 AH/1520 AD (MS Laud Or.5), and another dated 969 AH/1561-62 AD. See also Brockelmann, GAL I. 457 (596), no.81 and GAL S, I. 823 no.81.

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