Aqrābādhīn madīnat al-salam إقراباذين مدينة السلم Ibn al-Tilmīdh, Hibat Allāh ibn Ṣā‘id ابن التلميذ، هبة الله بن صاعد and other pharmaceutical texts

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The record is made up of Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. i+170+ii. It was created in 625. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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The manuscript was completed in 625 AH/AD 1227-28 by ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib ibn ‘Alī ibn ‘Alī ibn ‘Alī ibn al-Ḥusayn al-Ḥalabī, probably at Baghdad (see title page f. 2v, lines 6-9, transcribed below).

Title page (f. 2v, lines 1-9):

إقراباذين (!) مدينة السلم

بغداد

انتزعه من عدّة أقراباذينات

هبة الله بن صاعد بن إبرهيم المعروف

بابن التلميذ تجاوز الله عنه

فرغ من نسخه الفقير إلى رحمة الله تعالى

علي بن أبي طالب بن علي بن علي بن علي بن الحسين

الحلبي حامدًا لله على نعمه وصليًا على محمد النبي وآله

أجمعين في سنة 625 هجرية

Contents:

  • Ibn al-Tilmīdh, Hibat Allāh ibn Ṣā‘id(ابن التلميذ، هبة الله بن صاعد), Aqrābādhīn madīnat al-salam (أقراباذين مدينة السلم) (ff. 2r-128v)
  • Collection of medical extracts and prescriptions (ff. 129v-170r)
  • Three medical prescriptions (f. 170v)

In the box containing this manuscript are also fragments of its earlier binding that were removed and kept during previous conservation work.

Extent and format
Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. i+170+ii
Physical characteristics

Material: Paper

Dimensions: 200 x 146 mm leaf [141 x 91 mm written]

Foliation: British Museum foliation in pencil

Ruling: Misṭarah; 11 lines per page; vertical spacing 8 lines per 10 cm

Script: Very clear, well pointed and vocalised naskh; the scribe was ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib ibn ‘Alī ibn ‘Alī ibn ‘Alī ibn al-Ḥusayn al-Ḥalabī

Ink: Black ink, with rubricated headings

Decoration: Title page (f. 2a), title and author information in cloud bands in box with gold borders, on background of blue with foliate arabesque design partially shaded in red; below and to the left of this is a similar, but less ornate, box containing information relating to the scribe

Binding: Ottoman (?) binding in red leather with blind-tolled borders, medallion and pendants; no envelope flap

Condition: light waterstains, some foxing, and a notable amount bleed-through of black ink

Marginalia: Frequent marginalia by more than one hand

Seals: See ff. 1r, 2r, 3r, 170r

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Arabic in Arabic script
Type
Manuscript

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British Library: Oriental Manuscripts
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Unrestricted

Archive reference
Or 8293

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Date(s)
625 (AH, Hijri qamari)
Context of creation

Baghdad (?)

Provenance

Folio 1r contains a number of annotations including owners’ inscriptions and stamps.

Immediate source of acquisition

Purchased from Abdul Majid Belshah, 8 November 1919

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Aqrābādhīn madīnat al-salam إقراباذين مدينة السلم Ibn al-Tilmīdh, Hibat Allāh ibn Ṣā‘id ابن التلميذ، هبة الله بن صاعد and other pharmaceutical texts, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, Or 8293, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000006825.0x000001> [accessed 25 May 2019]

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