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Manuscript bifolia from Liber aggregatus in medicinis simplicibus,; ca. 1300.

Manuscript bifolia from Liber aggregatus in medicinis simplicibus, ca. 1300.
Two bifolia from a 13th-century medical treatise attributed to Ibn Serapion or Serapion the Younger and thought to be a Latin translation by Simon of Genoa and Abraham ben Shem-Tob of Tortosa of an unknown Arabic text. Each bifolia consists of one leaf with the complete text of two columns written in 47 lines and one leaf trimmed with loss of text in one column. Written in an Italian Gothic script, with 2-line initials in blue with red flourishing at the beginning of each entry possibly added in England. These leaves are from the second section of the text, devoted to descriptions of individual herbs, minerals, and animals. Each entry begins with the name of the substance transcribed from Arabic, with a rubric for the Latin name. The text of one leaf is devoted to herbs and the other to minerals. Marginal sketch of a sleeping man.
Ibn Serapion.
1 item (2 bifolia) : parchment; 225 x 328 mm., 246 x 332 mm.
(OCoLC)ocn166259448; (OCoLC)166259448; (PU)4166254-penndb-Voyager
Latin, with words transcribed from Arabic.
Sold as part of the Rosenthal Collection by Bernard Quaritch (London), cat. 1348 (2007), no. 56.; Sold by Renzo Rizzi to Bernard Rosenthal, 1960s.
Liber aggregatus in medicinis simplicibus.;;
Medicine, Arab.; Medicine, Medieval.; Medicinal plants -- Early works to 1800.; Fragments.; Treatises.; Manuscripts, Latin; 13th century.; Manuscripts, Medieval.; Manuscripts, Latin; 14th century.
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 591 Folder 21
Manuscript Fragment Collection.