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Liber canonis [manuscript].

Title:
Liber canonis [manuscript].
Abstract:
Sections from Books 1 and 2 of Avicenna's 11th-century comprehensive medical work, as translated into Latin in the 12th century by Gherardo da Cremona. Book 1 addresses medicine generally; the section in the manuscript is from the first treatise and concerns the four elements. Book 2 is devoted to materia medica. A few small stemmata are drawn in the lower margins in Book 1(f. 3r-4r), and marginal notes and headings appear throughout, with marginal chapter numbers in the section from Book 2 (f. 12r-17v). Repairs to the centers of leaves in the section from Book 1, with vellum patches and text supplied in the first half of the 14th century (f. 5-11; Quaritch).
Description:
17 leaves : parchment; 284 x 210 (184 x 125) mm. (Book 1); 287 x 213 (208 x 144) mm. (Book 2).
Identifier:
UPENNLIB_5419609
Language:
Latin.
Subject:
Medicine; Medicine, Arab.; Medicine, Medieval.; Materia medica
Type:
Manuscript
Call Number:
Oversize LJS 359
Collection:
Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts