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New York, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library,  Plimpton MS 188
Description: ff. 236 - Bound, s. XVI, in wooden boards with stamped vellum back. - Gift of David Eugene Smith (1860-1944) to George A. Plimpton (1855-1936). - De Ricci, pp. 1787-1788.
Number of Parts: 6 - Number of Images Available: 11
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/PlimptonMS188_20
Language: Latin Country: Germany Century: 16th 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-72v
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Assigned Date: s. XV2Searchable Date Range: 1450 - 1499
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Text 1: ff. 1-70v; ff. 71-72v blank
Author: Iohannes de Muris
Title: Quadripartitum numerorum
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: [Prologue:] Sapiens ubique sua intelligit . . ., [Text:] Unitas est qua unaqueque res est una . . .
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Binding   Back cover.

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f. 1   Finding notes in red ink.

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Part 2: ff. 73-96v
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Dated by scribe: YesInscribed Date: 1456 (?)
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Text 1: ff. 73-96; f. 96v blank
Author: al-Khwarizmi
Other Associate: Gerard of Cremona, translator
Title: Algebra
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Hic post laudem dei et ipsius exaltacionem inquit, Postquam illud quod ad computacionem est necessarium consideravi …
Notes: Text of al-Khwarizmi ends on f. 82v; miscellany of mathematical problems, a precis of the algebra, notes on arithmetic, algebra and geometry follow on ff. 82v-96 (some intervening leaves, blank); the date "1456" is in the upper margin of f. 85. 
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f. 85   Date, "1456" in upper margin.

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Part 3: ff. 97-102v
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Text 1: ff. 97-101; ff. 101v-102v blank
Title: Notes on rhetoric and jurisprudence
Language(s): Latin
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Part 4: ff. 103-198v
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Dated by scribe: YesInscribed Date: 1501
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Text 1: ff. 103-141v; f. 142r-v blank
Author: Dominicus de Clavasio
Title: Practica geometriae
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Quantitatem aliquam mensurare est invenire quotiens in ea aliqua famosa quantitas reperitur . . .
Notes: On f. 141v, dated 3 August 1501. 
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f. 103   Gothic display script.

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f. 141v   Scribal colophon.

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Text 2: ff. 143-162v
Title: Quaestiones de geometria
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: [Prologue:] Artis cuiuslibet consummacio in duobus consistit, in theorice et practice . . ., [Text:] Esto ergo linea mensuranda . . .

Text 3: ff. 163-195; ff. 195v-198v blank
Title: Tractatus de arte visurandi
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Si vis scire capacitatem vasis, recipe primo vas parvum quadrangulare . . .
Notes: On f. 163, as title page, dated 1 October 1501; on f. 164, at beginning of text, dated 17 September 1501. 
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f. 164   Date, "1501" in upper margin.

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Part 5: ff. 199-211v
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Text 1: ff. 199-210; f. 211r-v blank
Title: De duplici arte visoriae
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Virgam visoriam ad vasorum columna . . .
Status of text: Possibly ending defectively.
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ff. 199v-200   Diagram.

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Part 6: ff. 212-236v
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Text 1: ff. 212-234; ff. 235-236v blank
Other Associate: Euclid
Title: Introduction to Euclid
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Introductorium breve super elementa Euclidis premisimus qualiter magnitudines possunt optari numeris . . .
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