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LJS 191 - [Treatise on astronomy and astrology]
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Title:
[Treatise on astronomy and astrology] [manuscript].
Origin:
[England, ca. 1496]
Physical description:
18 leaves : paper ; 190 x 140 (170 x 112) mm. bound to 197 x 150 mm.
Summary:
Treatise in nine chapters addressing ephemerides, astrological signs, planets, their aspects, fixed stars (veryfied the yere of our lorde 1496, f. 8v), weather forecasting, and favorable days for various activities. Followed by three canons for favorable times for bloodletting, giving medicine, and planting (f. 15r-18v). With one table relating the signs of the zodiac and the planets (f. 3r). A note in a later hand on the flyleaf following the manuscript refers to conditions from the beginning of March or from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice.
Provenance:
Formerly owned by James Alleyn (signature in another part of parent manuscript).
Parent manuscript formerly held in the library of the Marquesses of Bute, Ms. 13.
Sold at auction at Sotheby's as part of the Bute collection, 13 June 1983, lot 32 (part 7).
Appears in H. P. Kraus's cat. 180 (1988), no. 133.
Formerly owned by John D. Stanitz (Cleveland, Ohio), Ms. 22.
Acquired by Lawrence J. Schoenberg with other Stanitz manuscripts, Sept. 1997.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
Related names:
Alleyn, James, former owner.
Stanitz, John D., former owner.
Subject:
Astrology - Early works to 1800.
Astronomy - Early works to 1800.
Ephemerides - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Tables (documents)
Treatises.
Manuscripts, English (Middle) - 15th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, ii (modern) + ii + 18 + ii + ii (modern); 1¹⁶ 2²; 1-18, contemporary foliation in ink, lower right recto.
Layout: Written in 24-29 long lines; ruled in drypoint.
Script: Written in a secretary script.
Binding: Modern calf, formerly stab-sewn.
Origin: Written in England, ca. 1496 (f. 8v).
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 75 (LJS 191).
Cite as:
LJS 191
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 191

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Collection: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: English
Century: 15th century
Date: 1496
Genre: Codices
Genre: Manuscripts, English (Middle) - 15th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Renaissance
Genre: Tables (documents)
Genre: Treatises
Subject: Astrology
Subject: Astronomy
Subject: Ephemerides
Related names: Alleyn, James, former owner
Related names: Stanitz, John D., former owner
Page material: Paper