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New York, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library,  Plimpton MS 165
Description: ff. 139 - Bound, s. XIV, in plain deerskin over beveled wooden boards; label attached with nails to back cover. - Benedictine monastery of St. Martin of Tournai (n. 294 in a 14th century hand on back pastedown); Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), his n. 2146; George A. Plimpton (1855-1936). - De Ricci, pp. 1782-1783.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 35
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/PlimptonMS165_20
Language: Latin Country: France Century: 13th

Part 1: ff. 1-139
Description: - Parchment - 270 x 200 mm - First two quires written above top line; thereafter, below top line.
Country: FranceCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XIIIexSearchable Date Range: 1285 - 1299
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Gothic book hand.
Other Decoration:
Number of Texts: 2

Text 1: f. 1 blank; ff. 1v-28; f. 28v blank
Author: Boethius
Title: Arithmetica
Language(s): Latin
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Binding   Front cover with remains of 2 fore edge clasps; visible at tear on spine, double sewing supports of cabled cord laced and pegged through a single hole from outside to inside of board.

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Binding   Back cover with book title on nailed-on strip of parchment, Liber arismetice boecii

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Binding   Bottom edge of book with cushioned boards and primary endbands sewn over a thin tawed skin core, and plaited secondary endbands worked with tawed skin thongs; turned-in endcaps.

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Binding   Back pastedown.

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f. 1v   Parted and flourished initial.

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f. 2   Chapter list numbered in arabic numerals.

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f. 9   Multiplication table in red and green ink.

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f. 12   Parted and flourished initial.

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f. 13   Tables of powers of 2, 3, 4.

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ff. 14v-15   Red and green ink diagrams; reader's notes in the lower margin.

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f. 15   Various figurate numbers.

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f. 25   Space reserved for rubrics and charts.

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f. 28   Red and green ink diagrams.

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Text 2: f. 29 blank; ff. 29v-139v
Author: Euclid
Other Associate: Campanus of Novara, commentator
Title: Geometria
Language(s): Latin
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f. 29v   Change of hand at change of text.

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f. 30   Shift from 2-column to long line format.

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ff. 30v-31   Text and commentary within the same written space, distinguished by size of script; diagrams.

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f. 33   Figure illustrating propositions I:36, 37, 38, and 39.

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f. 34   Pythagorean theorem and II:1 and 2.

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f. 40   Various cases of III:30.

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f. 44   Center diagram marked vacat

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f. 45   Lemmas to construction of pentagon.

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f. 45v   Construction of a pentagon.

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f. 52v   Upper catchword to next quire's text; lower catchword to next quire's commentary.

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f. 53v   Book VI:1, 2 and 3.

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f. 56   Parted and flourished initial.

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f. 58   Book VI:26, 27.

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ff. 59v-60   Text on every second line; commentary on each line; parted and flourished initial.

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f. 65   At quire break, shift to placing text within narrower ruled space.

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f. 77   Illustration for IX:38.

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f. 96   Uneven fore edges of lesser quality parchment.

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f. 105   Three-dimensional drawings to illustrate Book XI:20 and 21.

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f. 112   Book XII:2.

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f. 112v   Text written within narrower space or in long lines, according to amount of gloss; catchword in frame.

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f. 122   Book XIII:7 and 8 (erroneously labeled 9).

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f. 139v   Erasure (of decoration only?) above and below explicit.

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