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Manuscript Monday: LJS 48 – Instrumenta feudorum castri Sone

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 48, Instrumenta feudorum castri Sone: cum privilegio comitatus in personam Don Ioannis et fratrum ac descendentium de Faelis. This manuscript was written in Verona, 1504-1530, in Latin, and it is notarial copies of decrees and grants relating to Giovanni Faella of Verona and his family, mostly written by imperial notary Francesco di Andrea Ruffo in 1504, with a long addition by imperial notary Alessandro di Nicolo Medico dated 1530.

You can see the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand and you can download all of the images and metadata from OPenn.  You can also download a copy of this video from ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository.

 


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Manuscript Monday: LJS 64 – Georg von Peurbach’s Novae theoricae planetarum

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 64, Illustrations to Georg von Peurbach’s Novae theoricae planetarum. This manuscript was written in Italy between 1525 and 1575, in Latin, and it includes diagrams, many with moving parts, designed to accompany the work Theoricae novae planetarum by 15th-century Austrian astronomer Georg von Peurbach, who taught at the universities in Padua and Ferrara.

You can see the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand and you can download all of the images and metadata from OPenn.  You can also download a copy of this video from ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository.

 


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Manuscript Monday: LJS 359 – Liber canonis

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 359, Liber canonis, by Avicenna. This manuscript includes sections from Books 1 and 2 of Avicenna’s 11th-century comprehensive medical work, as translated into Latin in the 12th century by Gherardo da Cremona. Book 1 addresses medicine generally; the section in the manuscript is from the first treatise and concerns the four elements. Book 2 is devoted to materia medica.

You can see the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand. and you can download all its images and metadata at OPenn. You can also download a copy of this video and an eBook version of the manuscript (epub format) from ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository.

 


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Manuscript Monday: LJS 289 – Algorismus

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 289, Algorismus. This manuscript was written in Italy between 1450 and 1475, in Italian, and it is a pedagogical treatise on commercial and practical arithmetic, with extensive use of arabic numerals, descriptions of operations such as multiplication and division, and particular attention to proportions (using the rule of three), money-changing (fiorini, bolognini, and ducati), and alloys of precious metals.

You can see the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand and you can download all of the images and metadata from OPenn.  You can also download a copy of this video and an eBook version of the manuscript (epub format) from ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository.

 


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Manuscript Monday: LJS 286 – Tadhkirah uṣūl handasah al-ḥisāb li-Uqlīdis

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 286, Tadhkirah uṣūl handasah al-ḥisāb li-Uqlīdis. This manuscript was written by Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Ṭūsī in Persia around A.H. 890 (1485), in Arabic, and it is a commentary on Euclid’s Elements, with numerous diagrams in and marginal annotations around the text and additional commentary on leaves following the text.

You can see the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand and you can download all of the images and metadata from OPenn.  You can also download a copy of this video and an eBook version of the manuscript (epub format) from ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository.

 


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“Book of Hours, Use Rome” and other manuscripts, now on OPenn

Below is a list of 15 items added to OPenn August 1, 2017-September 8, 2017, including medieval manuscripts from the Free Library of Philadelphia.

(Shelfmark, Title, Date uploaded, Link to OPenn).

Free Library of Philadelphia (11 items)

Fol. 40v., Lewis E 100 , *Book of Hours, Use of Rome,* August 1, 2017 http://openn.library.upenn.edu/Data/0023/html/lewis_e_100.html

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Manuscript Monday: LJS 280 – Decretales Gregorii IX

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 280,Decretales Gregorii IX. This manuscript was written in France between 1250 and 1299 in Latin for the Catholic Church. and it is an abbreviated version of the decretals compiled by Raymond of Peñafort in the 1230s by order of Pope Gregory IX.

You can see the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand and you can download all of the images and metadata from OPenn.  You can also download a copy of this video and an eBook version of the manuscript (epub format) from ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository.