ABU AL-MAJID AL-TABIB AL-BAYDAWI, KITAB TASHRIH, COPIED BY ABU AL-QASIM AL-HASANI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1233 AH/1818 AD
ABU AL-MAJID AL-TABIB AL-BAYDAWI, KITAB TASHRIH, COPIED BY ABU AL-QASIM AL-HASANI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1233 AH/1818 AD
ABU AL-MAJID AL-TABIB AL-BAYDAWI, KITAB TASHRIH, COPIED BY ABU AL-QASIM AL-HASANI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1233 AH/1818 AD
ABU AL-MAJID AL-TABIB AL-BAYDAWI, KITAB TASHRIH, COPIED BY ABU AL-QASIM AL-HASANI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1233 AH/1818 AD
ABU AL-MAJID AL-TABIB AL-BAYDAWI, KITAB TASHRIH, COPIED BY ABU AL-QASIM AL-HASANI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1233 AH/1818 AD
ABU AL-MAJID AL-TABIB AL-BAYDAWI, KITAB TASHRIH, COPIED BY ABU AL-QASIM AL-HASANI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1233 AH/1818 AD
ABU AL-MAJID AL-TABIB AL-BAYDAWI, KITAB TASHRIH, COPIED BY ABU AL-QASIM AL-HASANI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1233 AH/1818 AD
ABU AL-MAJID AL-TABIB AL-BAYDAWI, KITAB TASHRIH, COPIED BY ABU AL-QASIM AL-HASANI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1233 AH/1818 AD
ABU AL-MAJID AL-TABIB AL-BAYDAWI, KITAB TASHRIH, COPIED BY ABU AL-QASIM AL-HASANI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1233 AH/1818 AD
ABU AL-MAJID AL-TABIB AL-BAYDAWI, KITAB TASHRIH, COPIED BY ABU AL-QASIM AL-HASANI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1233 AH/1818 AD
ABU AL-MAJID AL-TABIB AL-BAYDAWI, KITAB TASHRIH, COPIED BY ABU AL-QASIM AL-HASANI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1233 AH/1818 AD
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ABU AL-MAJID AL-TABIB AL-BAYDAWI, KITAB TASHRIH, COPIED BY ABU AL-QASIM AL-HASANI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1233 AH/1818 AD

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

ABU AL-MAJID AL-TABIB AL-BAYDAWI, KITAB TASHRIH, COPIED BY ABU AL-QASIM AL-HASANI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1233 AH/1818 AD

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot Sold:10,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

ABU AL-MAJID AL-TABIB AL-BAYDAWI, KITAB TASHRIH, COPIED BY ABU AL-QASIM AL-HASANI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1233 AH/1818 AD


Persian manuscript on gold sprinkled paper, 70 leaves, plus 3 fly-leaves, 20 lines to the page, written in nasta’liq in black ink, headings and important words in red nasta’liq, six illustrations in multicoloured ink, several diagrams in red, in a light brown stamped binding


21.2 by 15.4cm.

Condition Report

In overall good condition, the margins are clean, Persian numerals written on the upper central margin in pen, the numbers starting with 254 and ending with 346, all added later when the book was re-bound; several ownership inscriptions and seals, minor smudges and stains, f.70 with a tear, as viewed.


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Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

The manuscript is divided as follows and contains six illustrations:


Book I (ff.1b-55b):

Introduction (ff.1b-20b).

Chapter 1 (ff.21b-26a): on the bones of the body, with a drawing of the skeleton on f.21b.

Chapter 2 (ff.26b-31b): on nerves, with a drawing of the nervous system on f.26b.

Chapter 3 (ff.32a-35b): on arteries, with a drawing of the arterial system on f.32a and of the venous system on f.35b.

Chapter 4 (ff.35b-55b): on muscles.


Book II (ff.56a-70a):

Divided into seven chapters (babs), with one human drawing on f.56a and a figure of a woman on f.70a, carrying a foetus.


This copy is particularly interesting as the name of the scribe, Abu al-Qasim al-Hasani, is also recorded on the ownership seal below the colophon, indicating that the manuscript was copied by the owner, a refined bibliophile.

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