London, South Kensington
18 April 2016
BADR AL-DIN MUHAMMAD BIN BAHRAM AL-KALANISI AL-SAMARQANDI (D. 1194 AD): QARABADIN AL-KALANISI
SAFAVID IRAN, DATED 13 RABI' I AH 1095/29 FEBRUARY 1684 AD
An early treatise on Pharmacy, Arabic manuscript on European watermarked paper, 142ff., each folio with 14ll. of black nasta'liq script, titles in red, with marginal notes, old repairs and added notes to reverse of first and final folios, colophon dated, in soft brown morocco binding
Folio 7 7/8 x 5 ¾in. (20.2 x 14.5cm.)
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The name of this treatise Qarabadin comes from the Ancient Greek Grafidion - a list of medications.
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