About this book:
Canon Medicinae, Liber I-V (The Canon of Medicine, Books One to Five)
Illuminated manuscripts and the early books they inspired featured enlarged initial letters, decorative borders, and the integration of text and illustration. The design of this printed book used elements of earlier illuminated manuscripts. Persian physician and philosopher Ibn Sina (980–1037), known in Latin as Avicenna, wrote a major survey of medical knowledge from ancient times to his day, including his own important contributions.
From the Inspiration : Letterforms_as_Illustration section of the exhibition