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    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 182

    MUHAMMAD BIN YUSUF AL-TABIB AL-HARAWI (D. 1518 AD): KITAB BAHR AL-JAWAHIR FI 'ILM AL-TIBB WA AL-SAYDALA

    SIGNED 'ALI BIN MUHAMMAD BIN MUHAMMAD RIDA AL-KATIB AL-SHIRAZI, IRAN, DATED DHU AL-QA'DA AH 1236/1 AUGUST 1821 AD

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    MUHAMMAD BIN YUSUF AL-TABIB AL-HARAWI (D. 1518 AD): KITAB BAHR AL-JAWAHIR FI 'ILM AL-TIBB WA AL-SAYDALA
    SIGNED 'ALI BIN MUHAMMAD BIN MUHAMMAD RIDA AL-KATIB AL-SHIRAZI, IRAN, DATED DHU AL-QA'DA AH 1236/1 AUGUST 1821 AD
    An alphabetical medical dictionary and encyclopaedia, Arabic manuscript on paper, 230ff., plus two fly-leaves, each folio with 20ll. of black naskh script, titles and important words in red, with catchwords, occasional marginal notes, colophon indicated that this was copied in a madrasa, in plain black morocco binding
    Folio 8 3/8 x 5 3/8in. (21.4 x 13.8cm.)


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    This medical dictionary covers anatomical and pathological terms and concepts, medicinal substances, and prominent physicians, with all the entries arranged alphabetically. In the preface to this work, Muhammad bin Yusuf al-Harawi quotes his sources, among which appear the following names: Al-Qamus of Firuzabadi, Ibn Sina's Qanun and Kitab al-Shifa', Ibn Butlan's Taqwim or Ibn al-Nafis's Mu'jiz. For a discussion on the author and this work, see https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/arabic/mon10.html.

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