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CHIRURGIA: ABU'L QASIM HALAF IBN 'ABBAS AL-ZAHRAUI -- COD. SER. N. 2641 DER OSTERREICHISCHEN NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK, WIEN. Eva Irblich. Aveda, Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz, 2012. Glanzlichter der Buchkunst, 21. 420 pp. with 38 col. ills. 20 x 15 cm. ISBN 9783201019651 Bilingual in German and English.
Publisher's description: The textbook of surgery written by the Arab physician Abu'l Qasim Halaf Ibn 'Abbas al-Zahraui stood for nearly 500 years as the leading handbook in the field of medicine. It constitutes the oldest and also most important link between Greek classical and late classical medicine and the European medicine of the high Middle Ages. In all, 68 miniatures form the decorative apparatus of this bibliophile manuscript, illustrating individual methods of medical treatment and instruments in all their details. Besides these miniatures, which might have been derived from Arab models, numerous gilded initials bear testimony to the flawless quality and great significance of the manuscript, both in medical history and in the history of art. This text includes the full-color facsimile of the manuscript.
Indexing: Western, Europe, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Near and Middle East/Islamic Art (Traditional) — 300 A.D.-1400 — Manuscripts and Book Design
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 154174
Hardcover $137.00    

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