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LJS 488 Cose di geometria


Cose di geometria


Call number

LJS 488
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206, University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

Alternate identifiers


University of Pennsylvania


Italian (Venetian dialect), with three recipes in Latin (f. 17r)


Written in Italy, probably in Venice, after 1494 (date of first edition of Pacioli's Summa and dates of watermarks).
after 1494
Venice?, Italy


Excerpts from the second part of Luca Pacioli's synthesis of mathematics, first printed in Venice in 1494, concerning geometry; and from the sixth and seventh books of Leon Battista Alberti's architectural treatise De re aedificatoria, concerning the architectural orders of columns and capitals (Doric, Ionic, Corinthian). One page of recipes in Latin for ink (f. 17r) and one page of recipes in Italian for stomach ache (f. 18r) at the end of the manuscript.



Similar to Briquet Aigle 87 (Florence, 1495; Venice) and Aigle 88 (Florence, 1498; Pisa, 1497-1502; Venice, 1498).


18 leaves : 204 x 150 mm. bound to 212 x 158 mm


Paper, 18; 1-16, [17-18], contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.




Modern calf, blind-ruled.


  • Written in 18-28 long lines.
  • Decoration

    Small geometric diagrams in first work (f. 2v-8r), some with points lettered or captioned in faint red ink; 2-line faint red initials in first work (f. 1r-6r); rubrics in faint red ink throughout.


  • Written in humanistic cursive (italic) script in one hand, with recipes added at the end by a slightly later hand (f. 17r-18r).
  • Provenance

    Subjects topical




    Table of contents



    Front cover
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    Inside front cover
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    Flyleaf 1 recto
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    Flyleaf 1 verso
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    fol. 1r
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    Section: Cose di geometria, f. 1r

    fol. 1v
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    fol. 2r
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    fol. 2v
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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 2v

    fol. 3r
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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 3r

    fol. 3v
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    fol. 4r
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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 4r

    fol. 4v
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    fol. 5r
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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 5r

    fol. 5v
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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 5v

    fol. 6r
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    fol. 6v
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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 6v

    fol. 7r
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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 7r

    fol. 7v
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    fol. 8r
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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 8r

    fol. 8v
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    Section: Mesure de colonne e capitelli, f. 8v

    fol. 9r
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    fol. 9v
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    fol. 10r
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    fol. 10v
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    fol. 11r
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    fol. 11v
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    fol. 12r
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    fol. 12v
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    fol. 13r
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    fol. 13v
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    fol. 14r
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    fol. 14v
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    fol. 15r
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    fol. 15v
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    fol. 16r
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    fol. 16v
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    fol. 17r
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    Section: Modus faciendi atramentum pro scribendo, f. 17r

    fol. 17v
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    fol. 18r
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    Section: Recipes for remedies for stomach ache, f. 18r

    fol. 18v
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    Flyleaf 1 recto
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    Flyleaf 1 verso
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    Inside back cover
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    Back cover
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