Kāmil al-ṣināʿah al-ṭibbīyah كامل الصناعة الطبية Majūsī, ʻAlī ibn al-ʻAbbās مجوسي، علي بن العباس

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The record is made up of Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. ii+286+iii. It was created in 547-548. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Encyclopaedia of the art of medicine. The text is divided into two books (جزئان), the first dealing with theory and the second with practice. Each book is divided into ten chapters (مقالات), which are further subdivided into parts (أبواب).

The manuscript appears to previously have been bound in two volumes, the first containing Book One to Book Two, Chapter Two (ff. 2-156) and the second containing Book Two, Chapters Three to Ten (ff. 257-282). Both volumes were copied in Cairo; they were begun on 17 Jumādá I 547/20 August 1152, and the first volume was completed at the end of Ṣafar 548/early May 1153, and the second on 16 Jumādá II 548/8 September 548 (see see colophon Section at the end of a manuscript text. to Book Two, Chapter Two, f. 156r, lines 19, and final colophon Section at the end of a manuscript text. , f. 282r, lines 17-18, both transcribed below).

Four leaves containing a fragment of a Persian text relating to hunting have been bound into the volume (ff. 283r-286v).

Contents:

Book One: Theory (الجزء الأول العلمي; ff. -114v);

Book Two: Practice (الجزء الثاني العملي; ff. 114v-282r)

Begins (f. 2v, lines 2-4):

المقالة الأولى من الجزء الأول من كتاب كامل الصناعة الطبية المعروف بالملكي

تأليف علي بن العباس المجوسي المتطبب تلميذ أبي حسن موسى بن سيار

وهي خمسة وعشرون بابًا...

Colophon Section at the end of a manuscript text. to Book Two, Chapter Two (f. 156r, lines 17-20):

تمت المقالة الثانية من الجزء الثاني من كتاب كامل الصناعة الطبية المعروف بالملكي في الأدوية المفردة

والحمد لله على ذلك كثيرًا كما أهّله ومستحقه ولا حول ولا قوة إلا به وصلواته على سيدنا محمد نبيه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلامه

وتمامها تم السفر الأول ذلك بمصر في أواخر صفر سنة ثمان وأربعين وخمسمائة

يتلوه إن شاء الله في أول السفر الثاني المقالة الثالثة في مداواة الحميات والأورام

Ends (f. 282, lines 12-14):

... والخريف [...]

[... يـ]ـنسون وبزر كرفس وكمون كرماني وبالكواة من كل واحد جزء فلفل أبيض ربع جزء قرنفل نصف جزء بزر (؟) وينحل ويو[...]

[...] مع شيء من مراب العسل نافع لـ.؟. الله عز وجل

Final colophon Section at the end of a manuscript text. (f. 282r, lines 15-19):

تم المقالة العشرة من الجزء الثاني من الكتاب المعروف بكامل الصناعة الطبية المعروف بالملكي بالـ[...]

[... عـ]ـلي بن العباس المتطبب المعروف بالمجوسي وبتمامها تم جميع الديوان والحمد لله رب العالمين على حسن عونه [...]

[...] له وصلى الله على نبيه محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم تسليمًا وذلك بمصر في السادس عشر من جمدى الآخرة سنة ثمان وأربعين وخمس مائة

وابتدأت بنسخه لسبع وعشر من جمدى الأول سنة سبع وأربعين وخمسمائة

والحمد لله على منه وأنعامه بالعون عليه حمدًا كثيرًا كما هو أهله ومستحقـ[ـه] ...

Extent and format
Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. ii+286+iii
Physical characteristics

Physical characteristics:

Material: Paper

Dimensions: 335 x 230 mm leaf [232 x 160 mm written]

Foliation: British Museum foliation in pencil

Ruling: Misṭarah ?; 42 lines per page; vertical spacing 18 lines per 10 cm

Script: Maghribī

Ink: Black ink, with rubricated headings

Binding: British Museum binding

Condition: Many holes repaired, especially f. 7; many folios have been laminated; ff. 2-282 pages framed (vassali) and boarded in gold at join

Marginalia: Numerous marginalia in Arabic and Persian, see especially ff. 156r-157r and 272r-282v

Seals: 2r, 157r

Written in
Arabic in Arabic script
Type
Manuscript

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Original held at
British Library: Oriental Manuscripts
Access conditions

Unrestricted

Archive reference
Or 6591

History of this record

Date(s)
547-548 (AH, Hijri qamari)
Context of creation

Cairo

Provenance
  • ‘Abd al-Bāqī ibn al-Faḍl (عبد الباقي ابن الفضل), his seal, undated (f. 2r);
  • Numerous owners' inscriptions (f. 2r);
Immediate source of acquisition

Purchased from E. Hindamian, 8 October 1904

Related material

Finding aids
  • Ellis, A.G. and Edward Edwards, A Descriptive List of the Arabic Manuscripts Acquired by the Trustees of the British Museum since 1894 (London: British Museum, 1912), p. 43
  • Hamarneh, Sami, Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts on Medicine and Pharmacy at the British Library (Cairo: Les Editions Universitaires d’Egypte, 1975), Item 81, pp. 76-78
Select Bibliography

Editions:

  • Majūsī, ʿAlī ibn al-ʿAbbās, Kāmil al-ṣināʿa al-ṭibbiyya , 2 vols, (Būlāq: al-Maṭbaʻah al-Kubrá al-ʻĀmirah, 1877)
  • Majūsī, ʿAli ibn ʿAbbās, Kāmil al-ṣ ināʿah (Lucknow: Nāmī Press, 1954)

Study:

  • Ullmann, Manfred, Die Medizin im Islam (Leiden: Brill, 1970), pp. 140-146

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Kāmil al-ṣināʿah al-ṭibbīyah كامل الصناعة الطبية Majūsī, ʻAlī ibn al-ʻAbbās مجوسي، علي بن العباس, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, Or 6591, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023025434.0x000001> [accessed 9 December 2019]

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