Collection ID: 0001 | Metadata type: TEI
LJS 171 Physica ... etc.
TitlePhysica ... etc.
Other related names
- Horblit, Harrison D (former owner)
- Stanitz, John D (former owner)
Call numberLJS 171
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5803812
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- after 1696
Commentaries on Parts 2-4 (De principiis rerum materialium, De mundo adspectabili, De terra) of the Principia philosophiae of René Descartes, as well as a work by Descartes on meteors, all under the heading Physica, followed by medical treatises on Peruvian bark (used as a cure for fevers) and fevers more generally, and additional Cartesian writings considering motion, location, and infinity.
Extent212 leaves : 182 x 126 (148 x 95) mm. bound to 197 x 145 mm
CollationPaper, i + 212 + i; 1-10⁸ 11⁷ 12-18⁸ 19⁴ 20-27⁸; 1-62, [i], 63-200, 202-210, , foliation in ink, upper right recto. Catchwords on each page, lower right recto.
BindingContemporary (late 17th- or early 18th-century) parchment; Physica in ink on spine.
LayoutWritten in 32-35 long lines.
Small diagrams in ink (f. 180r, 182v); penwork initials at the beginning of each work (f. 1r, 64r, 81r, 91r, 124v); smaller penwork initial with face (f. 97r); penwork vignette at end of third work (f. 124).
ScriptWritten in cursive script by a single hand, with calligraphic chapter headings.
- Sold by C. E. Rappaport, Rome (label inside upper cover), 1931.
- Formerly owned by Harrison D. Horblit (Ridgefield, Conn.).
- Appears in H. P. Kraus's cat. 155 (1980), no. 13, and Hellmut Schumann's cat. 542 (1984), no. 59.
- Formerly owned by John D. Stanitz (Cleveland, Ohio), Ms. 2.
- Acquired by Lawrence J. Schoenberg with other Stanitz manuscripts, Sept. 1997.
- Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
- Cinchona bark--Therapeutic use--Early works to 1800
- Fever--Early works to 1800
- Medicine--Early works to 1800
- Philosophy--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Latin--17th century
- Manuscripts, Latin--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
Table of contents
- fol. 1r — Physica, f. 1r
Inside front cover
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Section: Physica, f. 1r
Decoration: Decorated initial, Initial P, f. 1r
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Decoration: Decorated initial, Initial L, f. 45r