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New York, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library,  Plimpton MS 194
Description: ff. i + 190 - In contemporary tooled calf over boards; fragments of clasps. - Gustavo Camillo Galletti; Prince Baldassare Boncompagni (1821-1894); George A. Plimpton (1855-1936). - De Ricci, pp. 1788-1789.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 10
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/PlimptonMS194_20
Language: Italian Country: Italy Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-190
Description: - Parchment - 239 x 168 mm - Quires of 10 leaves (except for the 7th, of 8 leaves, and except for the 20th, of 2 leaves); centered catchwords; 37 long lines ruled in ink, with boundary lines ruled in lead.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: Tuscany?City: Siena?
Assigned Date: s. XV2Searchable Date Range: 1450 - 1499
Dated by scribe: YesInscribed Date: 1473, December 26
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;1
Scribe(s): Giorgio de Brito
Script: Humanistic
Other Decoration: Spaces with guide-letters reserved for 3-line initials; some geometrical diagrams in margins.
Notes: The date, 26 December 1473, is in the prologue, f. 1.
Number of Texts: 5

Text 1: ff. 1-102; f. 102 blank
Title: Arithmetic
Language(s): Italian
Incipit: Con cio sia cosa che tutti li animali rationali huniti ne la presente vita abino dixpoxto per lo ordinamento de la natura
Notes: Note on f. 65v, "Hic dificiunt quatuor charte que non sunt in exemplario," and ff. 65v-67 (=4 pages) are ruled but blank. 
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f. 1   Space reserved for rubric and initials; prologue invokes patron saints of Siena (Crescenzio, Ansano, Savino, Vittorio, and others); prologue includes date of 1473.

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f. 6   Chart.

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f. 7v   Horizontal rules in ink; vertical rules in very faint lead; single prick mark in outer margin just below last text line.

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f. 65v   Scribe's note on defective exemplar.

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f. 98v   Dates "1391" and "1392" in problem in text; "(13)94" in catchword.

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Text 2: ff. 103-128; ff. 124-128v ruled but blank
Title: Treatise on geometry and mensuration
Language(s): Italian
Incipit: Prima ti voglo admaestrare di 3 diferenze che sono nel tondo et difinire ciaschuna per se
Notes: ff. 109, 111, and 124 contain notes in later hands. 
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f. 123   Problem regarding height of a tree and space reserved in that shape for a drawing.

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Text 3: ff. 129-134
Title: On irrational numbers
Language(s): Italian
Incipit: Trattato de la regola la quale appartiene a le multiplicationi et alle divisioni et a le abonzioni et a le soctractioni de le radici

Text 4: ff. 134-178; f. 178v blank
Title: Algebra
Language(s): Italian
Incipit: Ora per che io ti voglo mostrare alchune regole de la arzibra

Text 5: ff. 179-190v
Title: Calendar and computus manualis
Language(s): Italian
Notes: ff. 179v, 186r-v, 188-189v, 190v blank; ff. 179, 187 contain notes in later hands; f. 187 dated 1554. 
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f. 179   19-letter alphabet for finding the date of Easter, with "1452" and "1453" in the text; "1526," "1545" added above; note with "1554" and "1555" added below.

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f. 187   Calendar device with date "1443" and added date "1554."

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f. 187v   Mnemonic hand for calendar computation for the years 1554-1581.

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Binding   Back cover; impressions from two fore edge clasps and one each top and bottom.

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