Chirurgia Albucasis

Title:
Chirurgia Albucasis
Library:
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
Language:
Latin
City:
WIEN (VIENNA, Vienne), Austria
Shelf Mark:
Codex Series nova 2641
Alternate Names:
Abu’l Qasim Halaf Ibn Abbas al-Zahraut (author of the original treatise in Arabic) : Chirurgia -- Gerardus Cremonensis : Chirurgia
Origin:
Southern France
Dimensions:
82 folios -- 400-403 x 280-282 mm.
Date Description:
second half of the 14th century
Author:
Abu al-Qasim Khalaf ibn 'Abbas al-Zahrawi (Abulcasis, Abulcasim, Albucasis, Albucasim, Bulcasim; 10th century Spain), translated by Gerard of Cremona (Gerhard von Cremona, Gerardus Cremonensis; 12th century, Toledo) --
Content:
Translation of Al-Zahraui’s Chirurgia preceded by a listing of the chapter headings --
Hand:
Gothic textualis formata with rotunda tendency --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
numerous small framed miniatures, many with elements protruding out of the frame (but see also fol. 54r for a larger scene in the lower margin) -- a few fine large decorated initials -- drolleries [droleries, grotesques] (fol. 3r) -- throughout gold initials on red and blue background -- spaces were left for depicting the instruments mentioned in the text (see e.g. fol 4v and 5r), but they were never filled --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize RD 30 .A2816 1979 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete -- Color.
Series:
Codices selecti, 66
Publication Date:
1979
Place of Publication:
Graz, Austria
Publisher:
Akademademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt
Notes:
Extensive paleographical and codicological introduction. Other names: Eva Irblich.
Type of Text:
medical, secular