Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1655 Adversariorum pars prima.
TitleAdversariorum pars prima.
- Silva, José Alvares da
Other related names
- Cassuto, Alfonso, 1910-1990, former owner
Call numberMs. Codex 1655
(Philadelphia, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania)
- bibid: 6333995
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguagePortuguese with manuscript title in Latin and excerpt titles and quotations in Latin, French, and English
Collection of excerpts and notes in Portugese, largely medical and scientific, drawn both from professional publications and from works of more general interest including works of natural history and expedition accounts. The books and journals used as sources are extremely varied: dated throughout the 18th century with a few references to earlier works and many citations to contemporary publications; written in multiple languages, most frequently Latin, French, and English; and published in Paris, Rouen, Amsterdam, Delft, Leiden, London, Edinburgh, Vienna, Madrid, Lisbon, and even in one case in Philadelphia (Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 1771, p. 1). The manuscript seems to be incomplete, ending with a dangling catchword. A sewn gathering laid in the volume contains two tables of contents, one titled Index auctorum librorumve excerptorum in Adversariorum nostrorum pars I, the other titled Excerptorum memorabilium elenchus. Each table of contents covers the whole volume, neither extending beyond the extant manuscript. Laid in the gathering is a single leaf of rough copies of excerpts from Charles Marie de la Condamine's Journal du voyage fait par ordre du roi à l'équateur that correspond in part to final copies in the manuscript (p. 289). Paper very brittle due to ink oxidation.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from caption title (p. 1).
WatermarkVan Der Ley, with an inverted V centered above the name.
Extent301 leaves : 230 x 180 (202 x 152) mm. bound to 239 x 200 mm. +
FoliationPaper, 301 + i leaves; [i-xvi], 1-150, 151-168 (paginated but blank), 169-236, 237-240 (paginated but blank), 241-322, [323-576, unpaginated and blank]; original pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.
Binding18th-century leather, gilt spine with title Adversar. pars I.
- Formerly owned by antiquarian bookdealer and collector Alfonso Cassuto (Lisbon; bookplate inside upper cover; notes inside upper cover; embossed stamp, p. 1, 321, note); probably purchased in 1971 (date inside upper cover).
- Medicine--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Portuguese--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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