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Manuscript Monday: LJS 27 – Algorismus

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Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 27,  Algorismus, by Pietro Paolo Muscarello. The manuscript was written in Italy in 1478, in Italian, and it is a Pedagogical treatise on commercial and practical arithmetic, with extensive use of arabic numerals and problems illustrated with scenes from daily life.

See the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand.

 

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