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LJS 194 - Sylvester II, Pope, ca. 945-1003 - Geometria
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__|a  (OCoLC)ocn784992921
__|a  (OCoLC)784992921
__|a  (PU)4812024-penndb-Voyager
__|a  PAULM |c  PAULM |e  amremm |d  PAULM
__|a  PAUM
__|a  ocn784994973
_9|a  LJS 194
0_|a  Sylvester |b  II, |c  Pope, |d  ca. 945-1003.
00|a  Geometria |h  [manuscript] / |c  Geberti.
__|a  [Austria?, |c  between 1125 and 1175]
__|a  56 leaves : |b  parchment, ill. ; |c  155 x 106 (121 x 78) mm. bound to 163 x 113 mm.
__|a  Ms. codex.
__|a  Title supplied by cataloger.
__|a  Foliation: Parchment, i (18th-century paper) + 56 leaves + i (18th-century paper); 1-7⁸; one gathering lacking after gathering 6 and perhaps some material at end also lacking; modern foliation in pencil, [1-56], upper right recto.
__|a  Layout: Written in 24-25 long lines; ruled in drypoint.
__|a  Script: Written in romanesque book script by two hands.
__|a  Decoration: Geometric diagrams throughout; 4 large (3-line to 10-line) white-vine initials in red ink (f. 1r, 2r, 5r, 8r), 1 zoomorphic 5-line initial formed from a winged dragon (f. 7r), and 1 5-line initial drawn in brown ink (f. 22v); 1-, 3-, and 4-line painted initials in red throughout; some capitals touched in red; rubrics in red; a few manicules early in the manuscript (f. 2r-5v).
__|a  Binding: 18th-century blind-stamped calf; rebacked with spine laid on; GEOMETRIA written on head edge. Some loss to marginal notes and diagrams due to trimming.
__|a  Origin: Written in Bavaria, probably in modern northern Austria, in the mid-12th century.
0_|a  1. f.1r-48v: [Sections from the first four chapters of Isagoge geometriae]
0_|a  2. f.49r-51v: [Letter from Gebert to Adelbaldus on the area of triangles, lacking beginning]
0_|a  3. f.51v-52v: [Response from Adelbaldus to Gebert]
0_|a  4. f.52v-53v: [Geometrical treatise]
0_|a  5. f.53v-56r: [Treatise on construction of astrolabe]
0_|a  6. f.56r-56v: [Additions in other hands, including a repetition of text on f. 22v-23r and a passage on measurement of distance]
4_|a  Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), |c  p. 36 (LJS 194).
__|a  Collection of geometrical texts, including material from four chapters of the Isagoge geometriae; correspondence with Adelbaldus (also known as Adelbold or Albaldus, of Utrecht) about the area of isosceles triangles; and a treatise on the construction of astrolabes. Annotated in the 12th century and also by an unknown late 15th- or early 16th-century humanist who collated the text with other manuscripts and noted the classical sources in the text.
__|a  LJS 194
0_|a  Mathematician and educator known as Gerbert of Auvergne (or Alvernia or Aurillac), elected Pope Sylvester II in 999.
__|a  Latin.
1_|a  Formerly owned by M. Haimmiller (inscription, f. 1r).
1_|a  Formerly owned by Hieronymus Wilhelm Ebner von Eschenbach, sold at auction in Nuremberg as part of his library, 2 Aug. 1813, lot 311.
1_|a  Formerly owned by John Bohn and then Sir Thomas Phillipps (Ms. 4437, label on spine).
1_|a  Probably sold by Robinson Brothers (London), 1945.
1_|a  Formerly owned by Harrison D. Horblit (Ridgefield, Conn.).
1_|a  Appeared in H. P. Kraus' cat. 155 (1979), no. 18; also handled by book and manuscript dealer Bruce Ferrini (Akron, Ohio); also appeared in Sam Fogg Ltd. cat. 14 (1991), no. 1.
1_|a  Formerly owned by John D. Stanitz (Cleveland, Ohio), Ms. 25.
1_|a  Acquired by Lawrence J. Schoenberg with other Stanitz manuscripts, Sept. 1997.
1_|a  Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
__|a  Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
_0|a  Geometry |v  Early works to 1800.
_0|a  Astrolabes |v  Early works to 1800.
_7|a  Codices. |2  aat
_7|a  Annotations. |2  aat
_7|a  Diagrams. |2  aat
_7|a  Treatises. |2  aat
_0|a  Manuscripts, Latin |y  12th century.
_0|a  Manuscripts, Medieval.
02|a  Adelboldus, |c  Bishop of Utrecht, |d  ca. 970-1027.
1_|a  Haimmiller, M., |e  former owner.
1_|a  Ebner von Eschenbach, Hieronymus Wilhelm, |d  1673-1752, |e  former owner.
1_|a  Bohn, John, |d  1757-1843, |e  former owner.
1_|a  Phillipps, Thomas, |c  Sir, |d  1792-1872, |e  former owner.
1_|a  Horblit, Harrison D., |e  former owner.
1_|a  Stanitz, John D., |e  former owner.
02|a  Isagoge geometriae.
__|b  Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts |a  University of Pennsylvania |e  3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206. |j  LJS 194
41|z  Video orientation |u
42|3  The Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative Fund Home Page |u
__|a  C0 |b  PAULM
__|a  DLA |b  20101209

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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: 1125
Genre: Annotations
Genre: Codices
Genre: Diagrams
Genre: Manuscripts, Latin - 12th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Medieval
Subject: Astrolabes
Subject: Geometry
Author: Sylvester II, Pope, ca. 945-1003
Related names: Adelboldus, Bishop of Utrecht, ca. 970-1027
Related names: Bohn, John, 1757-1843, former owner
Related names: Ebner von Eschenbach, Hieronymus Wilhelm, 1673-1752, former owner
Related names: Haimmiller, M., former owner
Related names: Horblit, Harrison D., former owner
Page material: Parchment