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New York, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library,  Plimpton MS 172
Description: ff. i + 144 - In blind-stamped leather over old wooden boards; metal bosses and clasps, some missing; missing spine; front cover detached. - Ownership note of Stefanus Paxius (s. XVI ?); Gustavo Camillo Galletti (1805-1868) of Florence; Prince Baldassare Boncompagni (1821-1894); George A. Plimpton (1855-1936). - De Ricci, p. 1784.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 8
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/PlimptonMS172_20
Language: Italian Country: Italy Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. i verso - 144
Description: - Paper - Unidentified Monts; Huchette similar to Briquet 11719.*** - 220 x 145 mm - 26-31 lines for ff. i verso - 139; 25 lines for ff. 140-144, with bounding lines ruled in ink.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XV1Searchable Date Range: 1400 - 1450
Dated by scribe: YesInscribed Date: 1422, October 3
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;2
Scribe(s): Giovanni di Maestro Luca
Script: Mercantesca, for scribe i, ff. i verso - 139; cancelleresca, for scribe ii, ff. 140-144.
Other Decoration: 6-line red on blue initial with pen scroll work into the border; many painted illustrations on ff. 124v-135v, including 12 figures illustrating occupations of the months from March to February.
Notes: The date of completion is in the colophon on f. 136v: "Questo libro iscrisse Giovanni del maestro Lucha dell'abbacho e finillo questo di 3 d'ottobre1422."
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. i verso -139; ff. i, 139v and 144v blank
Author: Giovanni di Maestro Luca
Title: Libro sopra aristmetricha
Language(s): Italian
Incipit: Sempre adomando l'aiuto di dio e masimamente in questo principio di questo libro il quale libro sara tutto sopra la quarta overo quinta iscienza la qual'e chiamata arismetricha e la detta arismetricha volghare mente e chiamata abacho
Notes: ff. 140-144 contain miscellaneous arithmetical problems. 
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f. i verso   Flourished initial.

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f. 125v   Mathematical problem regarding a well.

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f. 134v   Monthly occupations, March-June.

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f. 135   Monthly occupations, July-October.

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f. 135v   Monthly occupations, November-February.

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f. 141v   Second scribe; mathematical problem about a cask.

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Binding   Back cover and spine.

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Binding   Back cover.

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