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Ms. Codex 969 - De la philosophie et des philosophes
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Title:
De la philosophie et des philosophes [manuscript].
Origin:
[France, circa 1720]
Physical description:
245 leaves : paper ; 245 x 175 (181 x 107) mm. bound to 253 x 195 mm.
Summary:
Cartesian account of the development of ancient Greek philosophy from the pre-Socratics through Aristotle, followed by an account of many aspects of Descartes' own philosophy (as well as natural philosophy, including discussions of light, the human senses, and cosmology).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from caption title (f. 1r); date from description pasted on the back flyleaf.
Foliation: Paper, ii + 245 + vi; 1-245; contemporary foliaton in ink, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 17-19 long lines; vertical margins marked by folding.
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand.
Decoration: Diagram concerning the travel of light (f. 220r); diagram of Ptolemaic system (f. 228v); diagram of Copernican system (f. 229v); diagram of Earth and Moon (f. 233r).
Binding: Contemporary parchment (Zacour-Hirsch) with gold tooling and ribbon markers.
Origin: Written in France in the early 18th century.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 969
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 969
 
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