De arithmetica

Creator:
Boethius, d. 524
Published/Created:
Northern France,
[between 1100 and 1150]
Physical Description:
ff. 37 : parchment ; 210 x 140 (155 x 90) mm.
Notes:
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.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment (poor quality; end pieces) of Boethius, De arithmetica. Text begins imperfectly in Bk. I, ch. 23.
Topics:
Arithmetic--Early works to 1800
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Mathematics, Medieval
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Language:
Latin
Genre:
Manuscripts
Format:
Mixed Material
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Marston MS 89
Orbis Record:
9807821
Orbis Barcode:
39002104684098
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
11580576
Citation:
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.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
11403222
PID:
digcoll:3971777

Number of Pages: 83
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