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Ashtanga Hridaya

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Identifier: MSS 4149
Scope and Contents An ancient medical textbook originally written in Sanskrit circa 400 AD and transcribed into Malayalam on palm leaves, circa 18th or 19th century. Consists of 100 leaves, 2 by 18 inches. Leaves one, two, and one hundred are blank, all others contain text written in small, neat hand in Malayalam, the Indian language spoken in Kerala. The manuscript is protected by two wooden teak boards and encased in a burlap bag.
Dates: 400-1900

Stanley S. Slotkin collection of book leaves

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Identifier: MSS 6101
Scope and Contents Materials include seventeen original leaves from antiquarian books of scripture (or other religious works) or academia, with accompanying facsimile title pages on folio-sized paper. The display sheets reproduce the title pages of the books from which the leaves were removed, and were intended to allow the book leaves to be mounted for display purposes. Also contains two facsimile leaves from Gutenberg and Luther bibles, and two news pages featuring the discoverer, Stanley Slotkin. Original...
Dates: 1496-1874; Other: approximately 1964-1965