This volume, written in littera parisiensis in the middle of the 13th century, contains Avicenna's De anima in a translation by John of Seville, as well as parts from the Metaphysica, translated by Dominicus Gundissalinus. It also contains the first two books from part 2 of Al-Gazali's libri metaphysicae et physicae, also in a translation by Dominicus Gundissalinus. This manuscript came to the Carthusian Monastery of Basel as part of the book collection of Johannes Heynlin, who had purchased the manuscript in 1461.
Online Since: 12/14/2018
- Avicenna: De anima (naturalium liber sextus sive aphorismi), translatus a Johanne Hispalensi (2r-92r)
Incipit: Iam explevimus in primo libro verbum de hiis que sunt communia naturalibus
Explicit: aliis instrumentis quorum quedam attrahunt materiam et quedam expellunt sicut post ea scies conloquemur de animalibus. Explicit liber de anima Avicenne.
- Avicenna: Metaphysica (Lib. III, cap. 5), translatus a Dominico Gundisalvo (166v-168r)
Incipit: Capitulum de certitudine qditatis numeri et diffinicione suarum specierum et manifestacione principiorum eius oportet quod hic certificemus de natura et proprietatibus numerorum
Explicit: alia vero multitudo opponitur paucitati opposicione relationis nec est contrarietas inter multitudinem et uni et unitatem nullo modo communitas constituat multituditudinem et debemus certificare hoc. [Darunter von anderer Hand:] Cartusiensium in Basilea
- Avicenna (Author) | Dominicus, Gundissalinus (Translator) | Ġazzālī, Abū-Ḥāmid Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad al- (Author) | Heynlin, Johannes (Former possessor) | Johannes, Hispalensis (Translator) | Louber, Jakob (Librarian) Found in: Standard description
Didactic poem in Arabic by Avicenna (d. 1037) about the art of healing. The manuscript was written in the 17th century on paper of European provenance and came to the university library in 1682 as a gift from Konrad Harber. According to the canon, the Urǧūza (or Manẓūma) fī ṭ-ṭibb is the Persian scholar's greatest contribution to medicine. Armengaud Blaise translated it into Latin in Montpellier in 1284 under the title Cantica; a version of the translation, revised by Andrea Alpago, was printed in Venice in 1527.
Online Since: 03/22/2018
Manuscript CB 10 was probably intended for educational use, it contains works of Aristotle, Avicenna, Nicolaus Damascenus, Qusta Ibn-Luca and Alexander Aphrodisiensis. This manuscript, written on parchment during the 13th century, presumably belonged to a student of the Faculty of Arts in Leipzig, as may be concluded from a list of lectures attended during the year 1439 which is included in the codex. The list contains the names of the professors, titles of the texts covered, lecturers' fees, and starting and ending dates for the lecture periods.
Online Since: 12/20/2007
- Avicenna: Avicenna, De congelatione seu De mineralibus (f. 2) Found in: Standard description
- Avicenna: De congelatione seu De mineralibus (f. 214v-216v)
Incipit: Terra pura lapis non fit quia continuacionem non facit
Explicit: per solam liquefactionem non fit sed accidunt ei ex hoc res quedam extranee.
- Alexander, Aphrodisiensis (Author) | Alfredus, Sereshalensis (Translator) | Aristoteles (Author) | Avicenna (Author) | Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Farabi, Abu-Nasr Muhammad Ibn-Muhammad al- (Author) | Gerardus, Cremonensis (Translator) | Henricus, Aristippus (Translator) | Jacobus, de Venetiis (Translator) | Nicolaus, Damascenus (Author) | Qusta Ibn-Luqa (Author) Found in: Standard description
The two originally independent parts of this manuscript were bound together probably in the last third of the 15th century (after 1469, cf. Index p. Iv). The first part, written in a single column (pp. 1r-272), contains the Buch der Natur (Prologfassung) by Conrad of Megenberg. This part of the manuscript features marginal corrections and glosses (especially for medically relevant parts of the text), which may be by the original owner of the manuscript (Hayer 1998, p. 162). Especially parts I, III, IV, and V of the Buch der Natur contain marginal notes and interlinear glosses in a 15th century hand which reworks the natural history texts allegorically for preaching. Numerous smaller and larger marginal illustrations. The second part, written in two columns (pp. 274ra-307rb) contains a medical compendium in six parts (childhood illnesses – illnesses due to the imbalance of the humores – diseases of the eyes – the plague, skin diseases, fever – surgery and wound care – venereal diseases, bone injuries, burns), Latin and German recipes and prescriptions, as well as a German table of contents. On p. 284ra is a drawing of surgical instruments. Formerly privately owned by the antiquarian Hans P. Kraus, New York, Nr. 1958/13; prior to that Maihingen, Fürstl. Öttingen-Wallersteinsche Bibl., Cod. III.1.2° 3.
Online Since: 04/09/2014
Compiled in 1593 by Felix Schmid from Stein am Rhein, this composite manuscript contains, among other items, the richly illustrated alchemistic treatise Splendor solis, various works by Paracelsus and Leonhard Thurneisser zum Thurn, and other alchemistic writings. Noteworthy is the binding by Hans Ludwig Brem from Lindau am Bodensee.
Online Since: 10/08/2015
- Alanus, ab Insulis (Author) | Albertus, Magnus (Author) | Alphidius (Author) | Aristoteles (Author) | Arnoldus, de Villa Nova (Author) | Avicenna (Author) | Bellinus (Author) | Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus (Author) | Democritus, Abderita (Author) | Ğābir Ibn-Ḥaiyān (Author) | Gratianus, philosophus (Author) | Haider, Jonas (Author) | Hinderhofer, Anton (Author) | Hortulanus (Author) | Ibn-Umail, Muḥammad (Author) | Khālid ibn Yazīd al-Umawī (Author) | Morienus (Author) | Ostanes (Author) | Paracelsus (Author) | Parmenides (Author) | Platon (Author) | Rāzī, Muḥammad Ibn-Zakarīyā ar- (Author) | Reisch, Gregor (Author) | Richardus, de Wendover (Author) | Rosarius, christianus (Author) | Stephanus, Alexandrinus (Author) | Trismosin, Salomon (Author) | Zosimus, Panapolitanus (Author) Found in: Standard description