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[Mukhtārāt min al-Ṭabīʻīyāt ... etc.,
193-?].

[مختارات من الطبيعيات ... الخ, 193-م؟].

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Main Author: Avicenna, 980-1037.
Related Names: Heyworth-Dunne, J. , former owner.
Language(s): Arabic
Published: [193-?].
Subjects: Manuscripts, Arabic > Manuscripts, Arabic / Michigan > Manuscripts, Arabic / Michigan / Ann Arbor.
Philosophy, Modern.
Islamic philosophy > Islamic philosophy / Early works to 1800.
Botany > Botany / Early works to 1800.
Islamic cosmology > Islamic cosmology / Early works to 1800.
Biology > Biology / Early works to 1800.
Psychology > Psychology / Early works to 1850.
Soul > Soul / Early works to 1800.
Note: Shelfmark: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library, Isl. Ms. 916
Origin: Lacks dated colophon ; likely copied in Egypt in the late 1930s and bound for James Heyworth-Dunne (d.1974).
Former shelfmark: Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 65
Binding: Boards covered in dark green cloth with dark green leather over spine (quarter binding) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in wove paper printed with a floral vegetal pattern in green ; spine gold-stamped with title and decorative accents over raised bands "بقاء النفس ابن سمنا [كذا]| J.H.D." ; sewing difficult to examine, but appears to be over three recessed cords ; stuck-on endbands (blue and white stripe) ; overall in fairly good condition.
Support: Lined / ruled wove paper of at least two different types.
Decoration: Section headings and keywords rubricated or in purple ink (multiple shades of red also used).
Script: Ruqʻah ; two or three compact hands ; opening hand (also supplying a few other sections) quite neat and carefully executed in a bold line, serifless and freely ligatured with mainly closed counters, strong horizontal character adhering consistently to the baseline, pointing somewhat careless and in strokes rather than distinct dots ; section headings in naskh or tawqīʻ ; from p.19 to p.178, a quick hand in a medium line with slight effect of inclination to the right ; from p.179 to close, hand similar to the opening hand but in a much thinner line.
Layout: Written mainly in 25 lines per page.
Collation: In section carrying Kitāb al-Samāʻ wa al-ʻālam, pagination in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals (appearing on every other page) and one quire numbered (see p.219) ; in section carrying draft treatise on modern philosophy, (p.237 to close) verso of each leaf left blank and foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (mistakenly repeats p.291 two additional times).
Explicit: "ذلك الصفيع الذي كان هو القدح المعلي في خلال وغضون النصف الاخير من القرن التاسع عشر تم الكتاب"
Incipit: "قد استوفينا الكلام في الفن الاول على الامور العامة في الطبيعيات ثم تلوناه بالفن الثاني في الأجرام السماوية والعالم والصور والحركات الأولى في عالم الطبيعية وحققنا أحوال الأجسام التي تفسد والتي لا تفسد ثم تلوناه بالكلام على الكون والفساد وأسطقساته ثم تلوناه بالكلام على أفعال الكيفيات الأولى وانفعالاتها والأمزجة المتولدة عنها وبقى علينا ان نتكلم على امور الكائنة ..."
Title supplied by cataloguer from rubricated heading at opening on p.2.
Ms. codex.
On upper pastedown label with ex libris of James Heyworth-Dunne (d.1974), stamped with inventory number, "Ex Libris | J. Heyworth-Dunne | D. Lit. (London) | No 7957" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; possible former inventory mark in pencil on verso of final leaf (p.478) "231 / 53" ; marginal glosses ; interlinear corrections (in lavender pencil, mainly in draft work from p.237 to close).
Physical Description: 240 leaves : paper ; 310 x 210 mm. bound to 321 x 222 mm.
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