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De institutione musica Oversize LJS 47
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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Abstract

15th-century copy of a Latin treatise on the Pythagorean-based theory of ancient Greek music, in which the text reflects an older (10th-century) tradition and the numerous diagrams related to ratio and pitch demonstrate later developments in the tradition.

Physical Description

Support: paper; Extent: 52 leaves : 281 x 204 (206 x 142) mm. bound to 291 x 211 mm; Collation: Paper, 52; 1¹²(missing first 2 leaves) 2-4¹⁰ 5⁸ 6⁴; [1-52]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.

Layout

Written in 2 columns of 39-41 lines; ruled in lead, with little of the ruling now visible.

Script

Written in semi-humanistic script.

Decoration

Diagrams and tables throughout in various combinations of red, blue, and brown ink; 2-line initials and paragraph marks in red or blue; headings, roman numerals in text, and a few marginal notes in red; capitals touched with red.

For a full list of Decorations in this manuscript please see the Content and Decorations section by clicking on the [i] button in the top left corner of the image viewer above.

Notes

Title supplied by cataloger.

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

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Keywords
15th century
Treatise
Diagrams
History
Paper
France
French
University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Place of Origin

France, ca. 1490

Date

Written in France, ca. 1490.

Binding

Early 18th-century (?) parchment over pasteboard with parchment-cord clasps and pastedowns and endleaves with the watermark S. Bartolomeo Delle Fabbriche; Boeci De Music Ms. written on spine in ink.

Language

Latin

Provenance

Sold by J & J Lubrano to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, 1997.

Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.

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Place of Origin

France, ca. 1490

Date

Written in France, ca. 1490.

Language

Latin

Provenance

Sold by J & J Lubrano to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, 1997.

Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

15th-century copy of a Latin treatise on the Pythagorean-based theory of ancient Greek music, in which the text reflects an older (10th-century) tradition and the numerous diagrams related to ratio and pitch demonstrate later developments in the tradition.

Notes

Title supplied by cataloger.

Script note

Written in semi-humanistic script.

Decoration Note

Diagrams and tables throughout in various combinations of red, blue, and brown ink; 2-line initials and paragraph marks in red or blue; headings, roman numerals in text, and a few marginal notes in red; capitals touched with red.

For a full list of Decorations in this manuscript please see the Content and Decorations section by clicking on the [i] button in the top left corner of the image viewer above.

References
Binding Images

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Spine

Keywords
15th century
Treatise
Diagrams
History
Paper
France
French
University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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