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Ms. Codex 296 - [Mathematical miscellany]
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Title:
[Mathematical miscellany] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Italy, 16--]
Physical description:
177 leaves : paper, ill. ; 310 x 218 (270 x 150) mm.
Summary:
Collection of mathematical works.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Title of first work as given in heading (f. 4r): De' i triangoli.
Incipit of first work (f. 4r): Quantita nota si chiama quella, la quale pigliata ...
Some sections might have been written before the volume was bound. The paper is not all the same size, especially within the fourth section.
Foliation: Paper, 177; [i], 1-176; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. The various sections have traces of contemporary separate foliations.
Script: Written in cursive script by many hands.
Decoration: Mathematical diagrams throughout.
Binding: Quires sewn together but not bound into a cover. Fragile; binding not secure in some places. Edges of most leaves badly frayed. Some oxidation of ink.
Origin: Written in Italy in the 17th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 296
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 296
 
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