Avicenna, Canon

Lib. 3, Tract. 4, cap. 14–18.


Budapest, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Könyvtár és Információs Központ, T 101a

General Information

Title Avicenna, Canon
Shelfmarks T 101a
Material Parchment
Place of Origin Northern Italy
Date of Origin 14th century
Script, Hands

Southern Textualis, textualis currens. Corrections were written between the lines and on margins by the scribe. Glosses by later users are on the margins. 

Original Condition

Page Height at least 265 mm
Page Width at least 227 mm
Height of Written Area 265 – 290 mm
Width of Written Area 165 mm
Number of Columns 2
Width of Columns 75 – 80 mm
Number of Lines 53 – 58
Line Height 5 mm
Ruling Ruled in lead.

Current Condition

Extent Upper part of a leaf
Dimensions 120×227 mm
More about the Current Condition

The fragment is yellowed, rumpled, stained and partially worn. Current height of written area: 115 mm. 24 lines have remained on the recto site. 17 lines have remained on the verso site.

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


Majuscules touched with red. Traces of a chapter title written in red (f. 1ra). Manicula (f. 1rb).


  • Content Item
    • Persons Avicenna
    • Text Language Latin
    • Title Canon. Lib. 3, Tract. 4, cap. 14–18.
    • Content Description

      f. 1ra De cura [Illa autem … somnus multus] nocet plurimum et proprie … (cap. 14); De corruptione imaginationis Ipsa ergo eadem cognoscitur … debilitetur ab inma[ginando …] (cap. 15).

      f. 1rb De mania canina [Expositio … demonium] lupinum est … multiplicatur in vere et esta[te. Et est ei excitatio …] (cap. 16).

      f. 1va De signis manie universalibus [Signa itaque … super eum] non est possibile evadere … (cap. 17); De cura Si repletionem … azulo. Deinde veni ad ca[put …]

      f. 1vb [… clysteri]za infirmum ut non eleventur … et relique cure ipsorum [in quibus …] (cap. 18).

    • 1r
    • Edition Avicenna, Canon. Venedig ca. 1500.



The former codex must have been written in Northern Italy. Firstly, the spelling of the word hospitium without an h on f. 1ra. Secondly, the northern Italian origin is suggested by the place where the host volume was published.


On the fragment:

  1. Shelfmark of the fragment: T 101
  2. Shelfmark of the host volume: Inc. 860
  3. Owner's stamp of the library: Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Könyvtára (Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Host Volume

Title Domenico Cavalca, Specchio di croce. (GW 6414; ISTC ic00343000)
Date of Origin/Publication Before 1476
Place of Origin/Publication [Venezia]
Shelfmark Inc. 860
Persons Printer: Juvenis Guerinus

Binding: New red half-leather (Rozsondai 2013, nr. 279)

Another binding waste detached from the original binding is preserved under the shelfmark T 101b [Fragmentarium ID F-vopf].

Ownership mark: 

  1. Ára 71 franc (The price of the host volume was written by Sándor Vigyázó)
  2. Stamp: A Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Vigyázó Ferenc Könyvtára (Library of Ferenc Vigyázó / The Hungarian Academy of Sciences ) (Rozsondai 2013, nr. 279)


  • Rozsondai, Marianne - Rozsondai, Béla: Catalogue of the Incunables in the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Siences. Budapest, 2013. nr. 279.