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LJS 251 - Schopper, Hartmann, 1542- - Ars artium : sive ars magna cabalistica
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04354ctm a2200649Ia 4500
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9948565193503681
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20191003131445.0
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101117q16551699paua 000 0 lat d
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__|a  (OCoLC)ocn790609528
__|a  (OCoLC)790609528
__|a  (PU)4856519-penndb-Voyager
040:
__|a  PAULM |c  PAULM |e  amremm |d  PAULM
041:
0_|a  lat |a  heb
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__|a  PAUM
079:
__|a  ocn790514499
099:
_9|a  LJS 251
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1_|a  Schopper, Hartmann, |d  1542-
245:
10|a  Ars artium |h  [manuscript] : |b  sive ars magna cabalistica / |c  aucthore Hartman Scoppero Novoforensi Norico.
260:
__|a  [Germany, |c  between 1655 and 1699]
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__|a  139 leaves : |b  paper, ill. ; |c  282 x 202 (245 x 156) mm. bound to 289 x 215 mm.
500:
__|a  Ms. codex.
__|a  Title from title page for second part (p. 121).
__|a  Collation: Paper, 139; 1¹⁰ 2¹² 3⁶ 4¹² 5¹⁰ 6⁸(+1) 7-10¹² 11¹²(+1) 12¹² 13¹⁰(-3?); gatherings signed A-D, F-I, K-M (gatherings 5 ([E]) and 13 not signed); 3-22, 25-84, 87-104, 107-122, 125-248, 273-274, 249-264, [i-ii], 265-269, [270], 275-276, [i-ii], 277-279, 279-285; contemporary pagination in ink, upper right recto. Catchword lower right verso on each leaf.
__|a  Layout: Written in 30-37 long lines; vertical bounding lines ruled in ink (many of which have oxidized, causing straight incisions in the paper).
__|a  Script: Written in italic script by a single hand.
__|a  Decoration: Diagrams and tables throughout.
__|a  Watermarks: Small mountain, bird, and initials PB enclosed in a circle surmounted by the letter F (f. 1-132); fleur-de-lis enclosed in a circle surmounted by a heart (f. 133-139).
__|a  Binding: Later vellum over pasteboards (signs of trimming show this not to be the original binding); spine and corners repaired.
__|a  Origin: Written in Germany in the second half of the 17th century.
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4_|a  Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), |c  p. 46-47 (LJS 251).
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__|a  17th-century copy of a 16th-century treatise (1564, p. 6; 1569, p. 121) on cabalistic gematria (the mystical interpretation of language), in which strings of letters, in this case Latin sentences, are assigned a numerical value. Begins with a dedication to Maurice Hassia, Landgraf of Katsenelnbogen, Dietz, Zitgen-Hain, and Nidda, and a preface in which Schopper cites Christian Renaissance scholar Pico della Mirandola as his primary source for the Hebrew tradition of cabala. The mathematical notation used in the manuscript suggests that the text was copied and updated between 1655 and 1699.
524:
__|a  LJS 251
546:
__|a  Latin, with some Hebrew characters.
561:
1_|a  Formerly owned by Albert Woodcock (inscription inside upper cover: Albert Woodcock, Book bought in Sicily A.D. 1886; similar inscriptions, p. 3, 121).
1_|a  Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, Aug. 1998.
1_|a  Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
590:
__|a  Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
600:
10|a  Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni, |d  1463-1494.
650:
_0|a  Cabala |v  Early works to 1800.
_0|a  Gematria |v  Early works to 1800.
_0|a  Mathematics |v  Early works to 1800.
_0|a  Algebra |v  Early works to 1800.
655:
_7|a  Codices. |2  aat
_7|a  Diagrams. |2  aat
_7|a  Tables (documents) |2  aat
_7|a  Treatises. |2  aat
_0|a  Manuscripts, Latin |y  17th century.
_0|a  Manuscripts, European.
700:
1_|a  Hassia, Maurice, |e  dedicatee.
1_|a  Woodcock, Albert, |e  former owner.
740:
0_|a  Ars magna cabalistica.
852:
__|b  Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts |a  University of Pennsylvania |e  3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206. |j  LJS 251
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41|z  Video orientation |u  http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017.12/2025258
42|3  The Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative Fund Home Page |u  http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017.12/366278
994:
__|a  C0 |b  PAULM
999:
__|a  DLA |b  20110621

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Collection: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Collection: Other
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: Yes
Notated: No
Language: Latin
Century: 17th century
Date: 1655
Genre: Codices
Genre: Diagrams
Genre: Manuscripts, European
Genre: Manuscripts, Latin - 17th century
Genre: Tables (documents)
Subject: Algebra
Subject: Cabala
Subject: Gematria
Subject: Mathematics
Subject: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni, 1463-1494
Author: Schopper, Hartmann, 1542-
Related names: Hassia, Maurice, dedicatee
Related names: Woodcock, Albert, former owner
Page material: Paper