(Image from the Library of Congress Digital Collections) I’m researching a bit about horn books, because I have to make some enclosures for a few in our collection. During my research I came across this delightful quote (from “HISTORY OF THE HORN-BOOK”, The Spectator, 1 […]
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Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 189, Zakhīrah-ʹi Khvārazmshāhī, by Ismāʻīl ibn Ḥasan Jurjānī. The manuscript was written in Persia in the 14th century, in Persian. It is a medical encyclopedia in 9 books, with discussions of physiology, anatomy, pathology, diagnosis, fevers, specific diseases, surgery, fractures, poisons, and antidotes. Includes indexes, although some leaves are missing. Most leaves re-margined with pink paper; a few leaves have original margins and extensive marginal notes or commentary.
Whoa, that pink! That’s wild.
Also, shout-out to their curator, for eschewing those silly white gloves! Thank you for not embracing their unnecessary use! Gold star!