Script: Written by multiple scribes (some copying or correcting only brief portions of text) in late caroline minuscule. Plain intials, 6- to 2-line, red, blue or black, occasionally with modest pen design in red (e.g., ff. 27v-28r). Numerous diagrams and charts throughout. Parchment stained and warped by damp. Binding: 19th-20th centuries, Eastern Europe (?). The back pastedown consists of a portion of a Latin parchment document dated 1374. Front pastedown removed and preserved as Marston MS 89A. Sewn on three supports laced into thick oak boards and wedged. Plain wound endbands on alum-tawed cores originally laced into the boards. Covered with parchment with irregularly serrated turn-ins, with a strap-and-pin fastening, the pin on the upper board. The codex has been so tightly rebacked that it is difficult to open. Purchased from G. Heilburn of Paris in 1951 by L. C. Witten who sold it in 1953 to Thomas E. Marston.
Manuscript on parchment (poor quality; end pieces) of Boethius, De arithmetica. Text begins imperfectly in Bk. I, ch. 23.
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Marston MS 89
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 89. Boethius, De Arithmetica. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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