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[Kāmil al-sināʻah al-tibbīyah] ... [etc.]; [manuscript].

Title:
[Kāmil al-sināʻah al-tibbīyah] ... [etc.] [manuscript].
Abstract:
15th-century Sicilian medical miscellany in Judeo-Arabic, Hebrew, and Arabic, compiled by David ben Shalom, likely a Jewish physician. The most significant work is a Judeo-Arabic copy of al-Majūsī's Kāmil al-sināʻah al-tibbīyah, which comprises most of the volume; this is an overview of medicine, arranged in five chapters on anatomy, five chapters on symptoms, nine chapters on treatment, and one chapter on surgery (f. 40r-307v). Preceding and following the al-Majūsī text are contemporaneous notes and medical works (f. 15v-20v, 25r-39v, 40r-52v, 211r-307v), including a Judeo-Arabic transcription of Saʻid ibn Hibat Allāh ibn al-Ḥusayn's Mughnī fī tadbīr al-amrāḍ (a reference work giving the name, etiology, symptoms, and treatment of various diseases) copied in Catania probably in 1443 by Abū al-Ḥasan Sa'ad ben Hibat Alla ben al-Ḥasan the physician (al-ṭabīb); and a Hebrew translation of part of Avicenna's treatise on cardiac drugs (the ninth chapter of the first book of the treatise and the beginning of the second) employing Arabic medical, botanical, and pharmaceutical terminology. When the volume was rebound (and misbound; some gatherings out of order after the fourth gathering and some folios missing between f. 277-278) in the 19th-century, probably in modern Israel, a group of smaller leaves of notes, not on medical topics, in Arabic, Samaritan, and Hebrew were bound into the front of the volume (f. 1r-14v), upside down.
Format:
307 leaves : paper; 156-196 x 105-140 mm bound to 212 x 175 mm + 3 bifolia (202 x 127 mm folded)
Identifier:
(OCoLC)ocn895187612; (OCoLC)895187612; (PU)6300100-penndb-Voyager
Language:
Judeo-Arabic, with a brief work in Hebrew (f. 25r-39v); notes in Samaritan (f. 1v-7v, 21r-22v, 3 bifolia laid in after f. 22v, marginal notes as on f. 281v), Arabic (f. 1r, marginal notes on Samaritan bifolia), and Latin letters (f. 20v, 25v, 238r, 239v).
Provenance:
Sold by Les Enluminures (Paris and Chicago), 2014.
Publisher:
[Catania], [circa 1443-1452]
Subject:
Medicine -- Early works to 1800.; Medicine, Arab.; Jews -- Italy -- Sicily -- History -- Sources.; Manuscripts, Judeo-Arabic; 15th century.; Manuscripts, Hebrew; 19th century.; Manuscripts, Samaritan; Manuscripts, Renaissance.; Codices.; Treatises.
Type:
Manuscript
Personal Name:
Saʻid ibn Hibat Allāh ibn al-Ḥusayn,; Avicenna,; Abū al-Ḥasan Sa'ad,; David ben Shalom,
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1649
Collection:
Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts