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New York, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library,  Plimpton MS 160
Description: ff. 41 - Bound, s. XV, in stamped leather over wooden boards. - George A. Plimpton (1855-1936). - De Ricci, p. 1781.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 10
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/PlimptonMS160_20
Language: Latin Country: England? Century: 14th

Part 1: ff. 1-41
Description: - Paper - 300 x 210 mm
Country: England?Cardinal point:
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Assigned Date: s. XIVexSearchable Date Range: 1385 - 1399
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
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Number of Texts: 3

Text 1: ff. 1-31v; f. 32r-v blank
Author: Euclid
Title: Elementa
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Contains Books 1-5, prop. 12 except for text on missing leaf after f. 16. 
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Binding   Back cover with metal plate over strap that formerly closed to pin in center of front cover; rebacked.

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f. 1   Figure of Euclid holding a compass enclosed by initial formed of dragon coming out of a tube; geometrical diagrams.

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f. 2v   Geometrical diagrams.

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f. 5   Parallel theorem.

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f. 8   Pythagorean theorem.

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f. 10   Book II, perhaps an alternate proof of proposition 9.

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f. 17   Change of hand.

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Text 2: ff. 33-38v
Title: Theorica planetarum
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: [C]irculus ec[c]entricus vel egresse cuspidis vel egredientis centri dicitur qui non habet centrum suum cum mundo
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f. 33   Circular diagrams of the zodiac, the sun and the moon.

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Text 3: ff. 39v-41v
Title: Treatise on mensuration
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: [T]ractatus de mensurationibus et primo de mensuratione rerum altitudinem. Si vis scire altitudinem alicuius rei terrestris
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f. 40   Diagram of towers to demonstrate measurement of height; scrap of paper from a manuscript in German (with music?) used to reinforce outer bifolium of quire (on its inside).

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f. 41v   Sketch of a knight taking wine from the cask into a pitcher while a little dog slurps up the wine trickling from the barrel.

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