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Ms. Codex 982 - Bertin, Aymé, 1687-1752 - Oeuvres académiques
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Author:
Bertin, Aymé, 1687-1752.
Title:
Oeuvres académiques [manuscript] / de M[onsieu]r Aymé Bertin, avocat en Parlem[en]t, échevin de Lyon, membre des Académies de Lyon et Villefranche en Beaujollois.
Origin:
[Lyon, between 1734 and 1752]
Physical description:
222 leaves : paper, ill. ; 286 x 181 mm. bound to 308 x 215 mm.
Summary:
Collection of lectures given by Aymé Bertin before the Académie des sciences, belles-lettres et arts de Lyon, additional essays by Bertin, and a response given before the Académie by Annibal Claret in 1752 in place of Bertin, who had recently died. Subjects of lectures include ancient and canon law, lives of Papinien and Democritus, and the history of the French language; subjects of essays are predominantly geometry and mathematics. A preface following the title page seems to have been added after the volume was compiled and added to as late as 1777. A table of contents follows the preface.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title and author from title page (f. 2r); author dates from Dumas, J. B., Histoire de l'Académie royale de sciences, belles-lettres et arts de Lyon (Lyons, 1839).
Pagination: Paper, 222 leaves; [x], 1-437, [ii] (second to last leaf cut out); contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
Layout: Each lecture is laid out slightly differently, but in general there is a left margin allowing for notes and no right margin.
Script: Written in a cursive script by a variety of hands.
Decoration: Pen-and-ink drawings of coats of arms (p. 243); geometrical diagrams accompany essays on geometry (p. 265-337 and 395-431).
Binding: Contemporary calf (Zacour-Hirsch).
Origin: Written in Lyon between 1734 and 1752, with later notes added.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 982
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 982
 
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