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Ms. Codex 972 - Physica generalis observatoria intima ex sensu experimentali aequè ac intellectuali harmoniae physicae universi Anglicae : cum Leibnitiana collatae ad fundamenta radicitus perspicua systematis naturae Anglici ac regiminis mundi ethico-physici per physicam originis intimae omnium revolutionum ad perfectionem usque summam centralem ex primitiva simplicitate in formas physicas actualiter characteristicas, septempliciter elementares, sponte resoluta
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Title:
Physica generalis observatoria intima ex sensu experimentali aequè ac intellectuali harmoniae physicae universi Anglicae [manuscript] : cum Leibnitiana collatae ad fundamenta radicitus perspicua systematis naturae Anglici ac regiminis mundi ethico-physici per physicam originis intimae omnium revolutionum ad perfectionem usque summam centralem ex primitiva simplicitate in formas physicas actualiter characteristicas, septempliciter elementares, sponte resoluta.
Origin:
[Switzerland?, between 1775 and 1799]
Physical description:
40 leaves : paper ; 235 x 168 mm. bound to 235 x 180 mm.
Summary:
Treatise on English natural philosophy, focusing on Isaac Newton and Samuel Clarke, with frequent reference to Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from cover; date from Zacour-Hirsch and comparison to Ms. Codex 971.
On the cover, in a different ink from the title, is a statement of responsibility: à Fratre Violae Crucis, Gamaliele. Based on this note, Zacour-Hirsch suggests this may be the work of Jakob Hermann Obereit, who according to the Deutscher Gesamtkatalog used the pseudonym Abaris Gamaliel, even though the work is not mentioned in Bertold Zehme's Jakob Hermann Obereit (Lindau, 1920). This manuscript is on the same paper and in the same hand as Ms. Codex 972, which uses the name Abaris.
Pagination: Paper, 80; [1-80]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
Script: Written in a cursive script, possibly in the hand of Jakob Hermann Obereit. On the cover, in a different ink from the title, is a statement of responsibility: à Fratre Violae Crucis, Gamaliele. Based on this note, Zacour-Hirsch suggests this may be the work of Jakob Hermann Obereit, who according to the Deutscher Gesamtkatalog used the pseudonym Abaris Gamaliel, even though the work is not mentioned in Bertold Zehme's Jakob Hermann Obereit (Lindau, 1920). This manuscript is on the same paper and in the same hand as Ms. Codex 972, which uses the name Abaris.
Binding: Heavy paper portfolio, sewn, with title on paper pasted on front.
Origin: Possibly written in Switzerland, in the late 18th century (comparison to Ms. Codex 971).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 972
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 972
 
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