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Ms. Codex 969 - De la philosophie et des philosophes
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De la philosophie et des philosophes [manuscript].
[France, circa 1720]
Physical description:
245 leaves : paper ; 245 x 175 (181 x 107) mm. bound to 253 x 195 mm.
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).
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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