F. 2v: legal document through which Ḥasan, known as Abū ʿAlī b. Ḵalaf, the Jew of Tyre, renounces to all his monetary claims towards Isḥaq b. Sahl b. Bišr b. Nāḥūm and Abū Naṣr. Dated 6th century AH (= 12th century CE). F. 1r: Arabic document of lease. F. 1v-2r and marginalia: medical text dealing with parts of the human body.
Bifolium f. 1: beginning of the ophthalmological treatise Taḏkirat al-kaḥḥalīn by ʿAlī b. ʿĪsā with table of contents on f. 1r. F. 1v: colophon. Separate leaf: record of an ordinance dated Ṣafar 537 AH (= September 1142 CE) from Al-Ẓāfir to instruct Al-Hāfiẓ’s book warehouse to issue ‘the epistle of the elder ʿAlī b. ʿĪsā’ (i.e. the ophthalmological treatise Taḏkirat al-kaḥḥalīn) to the amir Faḵr al-Dīn Abū Manṣūr ʿIzz al-ʿArab b. Muḥammad.
Contents:(1) Anonymous treatise on ophthalmology (ff. 1r-59v);(2) Ṣubunrī (صبنري),
Kitāb al-raḥmah fī al-ṭibb wa-al-ḥikmah(كتاب الرحمة في الطب والحكمة, ff. 60v-74v);(3) Manual of therapeutics (ff. 75v-308r).The colophon at the end of the third text, claims that the manuscript from which the text was copied was completed on Tuesday 21 Ṣafar 1114/18 July 1702 (f. 307v, lines 2-9). The present manuscript must therefore have been copied after this date.
Codex; ff. i+308+i
Material: Eastern laid paperDimensions: 220 x 125 mm leaf [135 x 75 mm written]Foliation: Eastern Arabic foliation in black ink visible on some folios (not on ff. 56r-76r; begins again from 1 at f. 76v; errors in foliation and corrections from f. 104r to end of volume), British Museum foliation in pencilRuling:
Misṭarah; 15 lines per page; vertical spacing 11 lines per 10 cmScript:
NaskhInk: Black ink, with rubricated headings and overlinings in redDecoration: NoneBinding: British Museum bindingCondition: Defective at beginning, ff. 1-2 mutilated and repaired with no loss of text, tidemarks at head especially towards front of volumeMarginalia: Few by more than one hand overall, but see especially ff. 57r-59vSeals: F. 1r