Manuscripts/Mixed Material Alfīyah fī al-ṭibb ismuhā Mughnīyat al-muʻānī ṣināʻat al-ṭibb /

Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Shīwī, Ibrāhīm Ibn Aḥmad
Dates 1874
Location Washington D.C.
Language Arabic
Subjects Manuscripts, Arabic
Medicine, Arab
Washington (D.C.)
Alfīyah fī al-ṭibb ismuhā Mughnīyat al-muʻānī ṣināʻat al-ṭibb /
Other Title
ألفية في الطب اسمها مغنية المعاني صناعة الطب /
Mughnīyat al-muʻānī ṣināʻat al-ṭibb
Alfīyah al-ṭibb
Maʻnīyat al-maʻānī
Text is a treatise on medicine, including drugs and their pharmaceutical properties, written in 1254 H [1838]. It consists of more than 1,000 verses. Includes table of contents (fol. 1b-2a). Second colophon, dated 10 Shawwāl 1291 H [20 November 1874] added by same scribe on fol. 43a.
Contributor Names
Shīwī, Ibrāhīm ibn Aḥmad, active 1838.
Created / Published
17 Shaʻbān 1291 H [28 September 1874].
Subject Headings
-  Medicine, Arab--Poetry
-  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)
-  Ms.
-  Arabic.
-  Title page written in later hand in violet pencil and in different script.
-  Transcribed by Yāqūt ibn Aḥmad al-Mālikī on 17 Shaʻbān 1291 H [28 September 1874].
-  Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945.
-  Paper: yellowed cream, untrimmed, with watermarks, in good condition. Few diacritical marks. Text in black with violet decorations. Formula on fol. 2a to protect book from bookworms (Yā Kabīkīj, yā Kabīkīj, yā Kabīkīj, iḥfaẓ al-waraq). Catchwords on rectos.
-  Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-581.
-  Naskhī script; 15 lines in written area, 17 x 11 cm.
-  Fol. 1a-43a (fol. 44 blank).
-  Partially erased and illegible ownership stamp on fol. 2a, 11a, 21a, 31a, 41a, and 43a.
-  Binding: modern cardboard covered with cloth; leather spine.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
-  Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم يقول راجي رب سرمد ذو الفقر إبراهيم نجل أحمد لشافعي الشوى وبالدسوقى لقيه تبركا ذو الشوقى الحمد لله الحكيم الشافى الدايم المعروف والألطاف.
44 leaves (15 lines), bound : paper ; 25 x 17 cm.
Call Number
R123 .S46 1874
Digital Id
amed0001 200149141
amed0001 200149141
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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