Composite manuscript, mostly medical

Or 2601

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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+88+ii. It was created in 1200-1399. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Content

A composite volume, consisting of three manuscripts apparently from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The first two are medical texts, and the last is a tale also found in the Thousand Nights and a Night (ألف ليلة وليلة).

Contents:

  • (1) Kitāb fīhī ajzā’ min Minhāj al-ṭibb (كتاب فيه أجزاء من منهاج الطب; ff. 1r-38v);
  • (2) Ibn Jumayʿ(ابن جميع), al-Irshād li-maṣāliḥ al-anfus wa-al-ajsād (الإرشاد لمصالح الأنفس والأجساد; ff. 39r-78v);
  • (3) Ḥikāyat Zayn al-Mawāṣif wa-mā jarā lahā ma‘a Masrūr al-ʿaṭṭār (حكاية زين المواصف وما جرا لها مع مسرور العطار; ff. 79r-88v).
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Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. i+88+ii
Physical characteristics

Information pertains to all three codicological units unless folio range is specified.

Material: Paper

Dimensions: 167 x 115 mm leaf [135 x 97 mm written] (ff. 1r-38v); 170 x 120 mm leaf [140 x 83 mm written] (ff. 39r-78v); 159 x 117 mm leaf [113 x 75 mm written] (ff. 79r-88v)

Foliation: British Museum foliation in pencil; quire Collection of papers folded in half and stitched together to form a gathering of folios. marks on ff. 11r and 21r indicate quinions (ff. 1r-38v);

Ruling: None visible; 14 lines per page; vertical spacing 10 lines per 10 cm (ff. 1r-38v); Misṭarah; 14 lines per page; vertical spacing 10 lines per 10 cm (ff. 39r-78v); misṭarah ; 11 lines per page; vertical spacing 10 lines per 10 cm (ff. 79r-88v)

Script: Naskh

Ink: Black ink, with rubricated heading (ff. 1r-38v and 39r-78v); black ink (ff. 79r-88v)

Binding: British Museum binding in morocco red leather

Condition: Waterstains; wormholes, some repaired (especially on ff. 79-88)

Marginalia: Very few, but see Hebrew notes on f. 25v and 26r (ff. 1r-38v); some (ff. 39r-78v); none (ff. 79r-88v)

Written in
Arabic in Arabic script
Type
Manuscript

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Access & Reference

Original held at
British Library: Oriental Manuscripts
Access conditions

Unrestricted

Archive reference
Or 2601

History of this record

Date(s)
1200-1399 (CE, Gregorian)
Immediate source of acquisition

Purchased from Moses Wilhelm Shapira, 8 July 1882

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Finding aids

Rieu, Charles, Supplement to the Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts (London: The British Museum, 1894), Item 797, pp. 541-42

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Composite manuscript, mostly medical, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, Or 2601, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100022951082.0x000001> [accessed 20 May 2019]

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