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LJS 226 Certain astrological and astronomical figures

Title

Certain astrological and astronomical figures

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Call number

LJS 226
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

Latin, with a few words in Spanish (f. 7r)

Origin

Written in England and Spain, ca. 1410 (date cited in later note, f. 2r).
Date
ca. 1410
Place
England and Spain

Summary

Collection of astrological and astronomical diagrams gathered from 3 earlier manuscripts. After a later parchment bifolium (f. 1-2, with inscription dated 1861 and 18th- or 19th-century English title) come 3 leaves from an early 15th-century English manuscript, perhaps the manuscript book dated 1410 referred to in the title on the later bifolium. These present diagrams that are a template for a horoscope (f. 3v), a circular zodiac calendar with no indication of year (f. 4r), and 2 diagrams related to Cabala as it was understood in Europe at the time (f. 4v-5r). An inscription describes the purchasing of the parent manuscript from Richard Chamberlain and a breakdown of the price for a manuscript of 25 gatherings, lining or ruling, binding, and materials (f. 3r). The next leaf, which is folded and comes from a different manuscript, shows a diagram of the earth surrounded by spheres of the elements with an explanation that suggests the diagram concerns the cause of tides (f. 6r) and 2 astronomical diagrams of concentric circles labeled Polus articus and Polus antarticus (f. 6v). The final leaf is from a Spanish manuscript and contains a mathematical table showing the use of Arabic numerals in the computation of large numbers (up to 22 places) for astronomical calculations, with notes using the Spanish terms cuento, millon, summa, and protocuendo (f. 7r). A plain diagram in ink of a labyrinth, drawn on the verso of a fragment of an English document on paper concerning a real estate transaction, is laid in the manuscript.

Notes

Extent

7 leaves : 170-208 x 130 mm. bound to 187 x 145 mm. +

Collation

Parchment, 7; 1² 2-5¹.

Support

Parchment

Binding

19th-century quarter marbled paper over cardboard.

Decoration

Diagrams in blue and red (f. 3v, 4v, 5r) or brown with red (f. 6r) or red and blue (f. 6v); checkerboard pattern in ink (f. 7v).

Script

  • Written in Gothic book and cursive scripts.
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    Front cover
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    Inside front cover
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    Decoration: Bookplate, Inside front cover

    Fol. 1r
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    Fol. 1v
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    Fol. 2r
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    Fol. 2v
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    Fol. 3r
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    Fol. 3v
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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 3v

    Fol. 4r
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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 4r

    Fol. 4v
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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 4v

    Fol. 5r
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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 5r

    Fol. 5v
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    Fol. 6r
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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 6r

    Fol. 6v
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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 6v

    Fol. 7r
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    Loose note 1, Side 1
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    Loose note 1, Side 2
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    Fol. 7v
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    Decoration: Decoration, Checkerboard pattern, f. 7v

    Inside back cover
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    Back cover
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    Spine
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