London: Geoffrey Cumberlege Oxford University Press, 1952. 1st edition of this English translation. xii, 127,  pp. Bibliographical references, pp. 126 - 127. 8vo. 8-3/4" x 5-5/8". Blue cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine. Grey paper dust jacket printed in dark blue. VG+/VG+ (spine panel sun-tanned/light extremity wear). Item #49350
"Avicenna was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant physicians, astronomers, thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age, and the father of early modern medicine. Sajjad H. Rizvi has called Avicenna 'arguably the most influential philosopher of the pre-modern era'. He was a Muslim Peripatetic philosopher influenced by Aristotelian philosophy. Of the 450 works he is believed to have written, around 240 have survived, including 150 on philosophy and 40 on medicine."