Manuscripts/Mixed Material Hādhā kitāb fatḥ al-tadāwī min jamīʻ al-amrāḍ wa-al-shakāwī /

Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Maghribī, Abū SaʻĪd Ibn Ibrāhīm
Dates 1700
Location Washington D.C.
Language Arabic
Subjects Early Works to 1800
Manuscripts, Arabic
Medicine, Arab
Washington (D.C.)
Hādhā kitāb fatḥ al-tadāwī min jamīʻ al-amrāḍ wa-al-shakāwī /
Other Title
هذا كتاب فتح التداوي من جميع الأمراض و الشكاوي /
The text is a complete treatise on hygiene and diet and the art of preserving good health. It describes the nourishment of the parts of the human body as well as medical drugs. The text consists of six synoptic tables, each of which is divided into 16 parts. Fol. 1a-17b contain the introduction; fol. 18a-21a are blank. The rest of the book consists of tables: fol. 21b-26a are a table of contents with in 6 columns on each page. fol. 26b-142a contain tables of 8 columns that present the names of drugs, their advantages and disadvantages, and how to use them.
Contributor Names
Maghribī, Abū Saʻīd ibn Ibrāhīm, active 12th century.
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Medicine, Arab
-  Pharmacology--Early works to 1800
-  Nutrition--Early works to 1800
-  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)
-  Ms.
-  Arabic.
-  [Malatya, Turkey?]
-  Paper: cream, with watermarks (Andrea Galvani Pordenone); varies in thickness, in medium condition. First 10 leaves are loose. Black, red, and violet ink on title page, text is principally in black with some rubricated words. Text framed by double violet line (fol.1a - 17b) and by double red line (fol.21b-142a). Catchwords on first 17 leaves.
-  Library of Congress. Arabic manuscript, SM-57.
-  Fihris al-makhṭūṭāt al-ʻArabīyah fī maktabat al-Kungris, 44.
-  Fol. 1b-2a records that the text was originally written for the Amīr Shams al-Dīn Abū ʻAbd Allāh Muḥammad Dhū al-Qarnayn ibn ʻIzz [i.e. ʻAyn] al-Dawlah, the son of Amīr Ghāzī. This appears to be the Danishmendid ruler Dhū al-Qarnayn (d. 1162).
-  Naskhī script; 19 lines in written area, 17 x 9 cm.
-  Tables (fol.21b-142a).
-  Fol. 1a-142a.
-  Binding: old cardboard covered with paper marbled in red, blue, and black; the front side is missing and the spine is loose. Leather on spine. It appears that fol.1a - 17b and fol. 21b-142a originally bound in separate volumes.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
-  Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم و صلى الله على سيدنا محمد و على آله و صحبه و سلم ان أولى ما أفتتح به الخطاب وأجمل ما أبتدئ به الكتاب التعظيم لذكر الله والتنويه بأسمائه والشكر لآلائه والحمد على نعمائه الذي عم البرايا بأنواع كرمه وشمل الخلائق بضروب نعمه. خلق النبات والأشجار والحبوب والثمار منافعا للناس وجعل فيها غذاء أجسامهم وشفاء أسقامهم. . .
142 leaves (19 lines), bound : paper ; 24 x 17 cm.
Call Number
R128.3 .M34 1700z
Digital Id
amed0001 200149126
amed0001 200149126
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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