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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 83

    AN 'ANCIENT' MANUAL ON MEDICINE: KITAB 'ATIQ FI AL-TIBB

    ILKHANID IRAN, 14TH CENTURY

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    AN 'ANCIENT' MANUAL ON MEDICINE: KITAB 'ATIQ FI AL-TIBB
    ILKHANID IRAN, 14TH CENTURY
    A work on medicine, Persian manuscript on paper, 78ff., each with 22 or 23ll. dark brown naskh script, headings, words and phrases in red, copious marginal notes, incomplete at end or beginning, with Iranian export stamps, added Qajar title page, marbled paper covered binding
    Folio 8 ½ x 6in. (21.5 x 15.5cm.)


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    This medical manual appears to be a dictionary of ailments for each of which a treatment is suggested. It starts with a discussion on fainting (ghasha) and ends with illnesses due to the inflammation of the spleen (amrad al-tahal). This copy was very much used by later scholars as attested by the copious marginal notes in multiple hands throughout the manuscript.

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    Provenance

    The Hagop Kevorkian Collection (1188); acquired Sotheby's, 18 April 1983, lot 141 (part)