LJS 97 - Porphyry, ca. 234-ca. 305 - Eis ta Harmonika Ptolemaiou hypomnēma
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Porphyry, ca. 234-ca. 305.
Eis ta Harmonika Ptolemaiou hypomnēma [manuscript].
[Spain or Italy, between 1560 and 1580?]
242 leaves : paper ; 291 x 196 (213 x 95) mm. bound to 294 x 210 mm.
Porphyry's commentary on about half of Ptolemy's treatise Harmonics, focusing on harmonics and acoustics.
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.
UPenn LJS 97
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 97