Minhāj al-dukkān wa-dustūr al-a‘yān منهاج الدكّان ودستور الأعيان al-Kūhīn al-ʻAṭṭār, Abū al-Munā ibn Abī Nāṣr الكوهين العطار، أبو المنى ابن أبي نصر and other anonymous treatises on pharmacology and opthalmology

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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+139+i. It was created in 715. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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A collection of texts on pharmacology and opthalmology transcribed in 715 AH/AD 1315-16 (see colophon Section at the end of a manuscript text. of third item, f. 139v, lines 11).

Contents:

  • (1) al-Kūhīn al-ʻAṭṭār (الكوهين العطار), Minhāj al-dukkān wa-dustūr al-a‘yān (منهاج الدكّان ودستور الأعيان) (ff. 1v-95v);
  • (2) Fragments of texts on opthalmology and related subjects (ff. 96r-121v);
  • (3) Anonymous and untitled treatise on pharmacology (ff. 122v-139v).
Extent and format
Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. i+139+i
Physical characteristics

Material: Paper

Dimensions: 250 x 190 mm leaf [165 x 100 mm written]

Foliation: British Museum foliation in pencil

Ruling: Misṭarah ; 19 lines per page; vertical spacing 13 lines per 10 cm

Script: Naskh

Ink: Black with rubrics (rublics omitted on ff. 86r-95v)

Binding: British Museum binding

Condition: Excellent; minor water damage to lower margin towards back of volume

Marginalia: Very few; a long note in Persian on abjad alphanumerics and the Islamic months is found on ff. 5v-6r

Seals: Ff. 1r, 1v, 139v

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Arabic in Arabic script
Type
Manuscript

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Original held at
British Library: Oriental Manuscripts
Access conditions

Unrestricted

Archive reference
Or 5786

History of this record

Date(s)
715 (AH, Hijri qamari)
Provenance
  • ‘Alī Taqī ibn ‘Abd Allāh (علي تقي ابن عبد الله): his seal, dated 1243/1827-28 (ff. 1r, 1v, 139v)
Immediate source of acquisition

Purchased from J.J. Naaman, 13 June 1900

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. 45
  • Hamarneh, Sami, Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts on Medicine and Pharmacy at the British Library (Cairo: Les Editions Universitaires d’Egypte, 1975), Item 208, pp. 180

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Minhāj al-dukkān wa-dustūr al-a‘yān منهاج الدكّان ودستور الأعيان al-Kūhīn al-ʻAṭṭār, Abū al-Munā ibn Abī Nāṣr الكوهين العطار، أبو المنى ابن أبي نصر and other anonymous treatises on pharmacology and opthalmology, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, Or 5786, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023441781.0x000001> [accessed 20 May 2019]

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