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LJS 384 - William, of Conches, 1080-approximately 1150 - [De philosophia mundi] ... [etc.]
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Author:
William, of Conches, 1080-approximately 1150.
Title:
[De philosophia mundi] ... [etc.] [manuscript].
Philosophia mundi
Origin:
[Germany, circa 1150]
Physical description:
21 leaves : parchment, ill. ; 206 x 146 (165 x 120) mm. bound to 208 x 152 mm.
Language(s):
Latin.
Summary:
Treatise in 4 books on astronomy, geography, meteorology, and medicine, followed by a work on Gospels attributed to Hugh of Saint-Victor.
Contents:
1. f.1r-19v: [De philosophia mundi / William of Conches]
2. f.19v-21r: Expositio Hugonis de Evangeliis / [Hugh of Saint-Victor]
Provenance:
Sold by Hirsch to E. P. Goldschmidt, 1928 (Goldschmidt stock books, Grolier Club); appears in Goldschmidt cat. 18 (no. 47), cat. 21 (no. 10), cat. 23 (no. 97), cat. 25 (no. 84), 1929-1930.
Sold by E. P. Goldschmidt to Charles Joseph Singer, 1932.
Formerly owned by William A. Foyle (Beeleigh Abbey, Essex; leather bookplate inside upper cover).
Sold at auction as part of Foyle's collection at Christie's, 11 July 2000, lot 7, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle in honor of David McKnight, Director, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Penn Libraries, 2013.
Related names:
Hugh, of Saint-Victor, 1096?-1141. Expositio de Evangeliis.
Singer, Charles Joseph, 1876-1960, former owner.
Foyle, William A. (William Alfred), 1885-1963, former owner.
Subject:
Astronomy - Early works to 1800.
Geography - Early works to 1800.
Meteorology - Early works to 1800.
Medicine - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Treatises.
Diagrams.
Maps.
Manuscripts, Latin - 12th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger based on predominant work.
Foliation: Parchment, 21 ; [1-21] ; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 34-38 lines; ruled in drypoint; prickings visible at outer edges.
Script: Written in German protogothic book script with archaic forms by 3 hands (f. 1r-19v column B line 25, 19v column B line 26-20r, 20v-21r; Erik Kwakkel, Leiden University).
Decoration: 16 maps and diagrams (f. 8v-9r, 10v-11r, 13r-13v, 15r); 6 2- or 3-line initials in red (f. 1r, 2v, 6r, 11v, 14v).
Binding: Modern parchment.
Origin: Written in Germany, circa 1150 (Kwakkel).
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 132 (LJS 384).
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 384
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 384

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Collection: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: Yes
Notated: No
Language: Latin
Century: 12th century
Date: 1150
Genre: Codices
Genre: Diagrams
Genre: Manuscripts, Latin - 12th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Medieval
Genre: Maps
Subject: Astronomy
Subject: Geography
Subject: Medicine
Subject: Meteorology
Author: William, of Conches, 1080-approximately 1150
Related names: Foyle, William A. (William Alfred), 1885-1963, former owner
Related names: Hugh, of Saint-Victor, 1096?-1141. Expositio de Evangeliis
Related names: Singer, Charles Joseph, 1876-1960, former owner
Page material: Parchment