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Ms. Codex 647 Phisica
- Ricaud, Pierre
- Vaillé, Bernard
Other related names
- Baour, engraver
- Bonnart, Henri, 1642-1711, engraver
- Choueau, F, engraver
Call numberMs. Codex 647
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 2487394
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Lecture notes, divided in three sections, Phisica, Metaphisica, and Moralis, illustrated with 9 engraved plates. The professor, Pierre Ricaud, was possibly a member of the Société des sciences of Toulouse where two of the plates, engraved by Baour, were printed. The volume is a gift to his student Bernard Vaillé. The first section, titled Phisica particularis (p. 1) describes the earth, cosmography, the elements, and human physiology; the second section, metaphysics and theology; and the third section, ethics. Each section is preceded by a plate depicting an allegorical female figure, each ends with an index, and each is paginated separately.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from title page, engraved with a cartouche, in which the title has been written in manuscript.
Extent153 leaves : 169 x 116 (136 x 90) mm. bound to 176 x 127 mm
FoliationPaper, 153; [vi], 1-117, 117-118, 118-162, 183-230, [ii], 1-48, [ii], 1-24, [ii], contemporary pagination in ink, upper center; [vi], 1-300, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.
BindingContemporary calf, spine label INSTITV PHILOSO and PHISICA (added at a later date). Moderate oxidation of the ink.
Five plates are signed Chez H. Bonnart au coq or H. Bonnart, ex au coq. avec privil. including the title page, a sphere, and 3 folded plates "Systema Ptolemaicum," "Systema Thiconicum," and "Systema Copernicanum." Frontispiece "La Phisyque" depicts Urania and is signed chez Baour as is the seventh plate (folded) "Phases Luna." The eighth plate depicts a seated female figure titled "La MetaPhisique," signed avec Pri. du Roy, and the ninth, a seated female figure titled "La Morale," is signed F. Choueau.
- Sold by Roger Gaskell (London), 1998.
- Physics--Early works to 1800
- Theology--Early works to 1800
- Ethics--Early works to 1800
- Lecture notes
- Manuscripts, Latin--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
- 6 — Engraving, p. 6
Inside front cover
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Decoration: Engraving, p. 6