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LJS 97 - Porphyry, ca. 234-ca. 305 - Eis ta Harmonika Ptolemaiou hypomnēma
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 97 - Porphyry, ca. 234-ca. 305 - Eis ta Harmonika Ptolemaiou hypomnēma
Author:
Porphyry, ca. 234-ca. 305.
Title:
Eis ta Harmonika Ptolemaiou hypomnēma [manuscript].
Origin:
[Spain or Italy, between 1560 and 1580?]
Physical description:
242 leaves : paper ; 291 x 196 (213 x 95) mm. bound to 294 x 210 mm.
Summary:
Porphyry's commentary on about half of Ptolemy's treatise Harmonics, focusing on harmonics and acoustics.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from caption title (f. 1r).
Collation: Paper, i + 242; 1-11¹⁰ 12⁴ 13-20⁸ 21¹⁰ 22-27⁸ 28⁸(-2); [1-242]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. Horizontal catchwords on the last verso of gatherings 1-12; gatherings 13-28 signed 16-31 in Greek numerals, lower center of first recto.
Layout: Written in 20 long lines.
Script: Written in a cursive script.
Decoration: 8 diagrams in brown or brown and red ink (f. 223v-241r); rubrics, decorative initials, and occasional words in red.
Binding: Contemporary 16th-century blind-stamped and roll-tooled tanned leather over wooden boards; rebacked with old spine laid down.
Origin: Written in Spain or Italy, probably between 1560 and 1580, under the direction of the 16th-century scribe and dealer Andreas Darmarios (inscription, inside upper cover) but not in his hand.
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 97
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 97
 
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