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IBRAHIM BIN ABI SA'ID AL-MAGHRIBI: KITAB AL-FATH FI AL-TADAWI FI SUNUF AL-AMRAD WA AL-SHAKAWI
IBRAHIM BIN ABI SA'ID AL-MAGHRIBI: KITAB AL-FATH FI AL-TADAWI FI SUNUF AL-AMRAD WA AL-SHAKAWI

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, 16TH CENTURY

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IBRAHIM BIN ABI SA'ID AL-MAGHRIBI: KITAB AL-FATH FI AL-TADAWI FI SUNUF AL-AMRAD WA AL-SHAKAWI
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, 16TH CENTURY
A treatise on medicine alphabetically arranged, Arabic manuscript on paper, 106ff. as numbered plus two fly-leaves, including numerous tables with descriptions of ailments and medicines, written in green, red, blue and black cursive script, preceded by an index and 10ff., each with 20-25ll. of black naskh, words picked out in red, with two diagrams, opening folio with four lines of large black lively thuluth-like script indicating the subject of this work, colophon mentions the name 'Abd al-Rahman bin Mahmud al-Ahsa'i and the date 6 Safar AH 924, modern owner's stamp throughout, waterstaining, in red stamped morocco binding, with flap
Folio 11½ x 8in. (29.2 x 20.2cm.)

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The original work was dedicated to a ruler, 'Ala al-Dawla who died in AH 549/1154-55 AD.

A later 18th century copy of the work is in the British Library (OR 5657).
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