• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 126

    ABU 'ALI AL-HUSAYN BIN 'ABDULLAH IBN SINA (AVICENNA) (D. AH 428/1037 AD): AL-QANUN FI AL-TIBB

    EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, 17TH CENTURY

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    ABU 'ALI AL-HUSAYN BIN 'ABDULLAH IBN SINA (AVICENNA) (D. AH 428/1037 AD): AL-QANUN FI AL-TIBB
    EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, 17TH CENTURY
    Comprising the first five books of Avicenna's famous medical encyclopedia, Arabic manuscript on paper, 847ff. as numbered plus two fly-leaves, each folio with 25ll. of black naskh, important words and phrases picked out in red, catchwords, text within gold, blue and red borders, a red rule in the margins, colophon erroneously dated AH 800, with later owners' seal impressions, first and last folios with areas of soiling, slightly trimmed, generally clean, in restored Mamluk gilt and stamped brown morocco covers and doublures
    Text panel 7¾ x 4 5/8in. (19.8 x 11.5cm.); folio 10 7/8 x 7¼in. (27.3 x 18.4cm.)


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