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Algorismus.

Title:
Algorismus.
Abstract:
Pedagogical treatise on commercial and practical arithmetic, with extensive use of arabic numerals and problems illustrated with scenes from daily life.
Coverage:
Nola (Italy); Italy.
Creator:
Muscarello, Pietro Paolo.
Date:
1478
Description:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Format:
113 leaves : parchment, color illustrations; 213 x 154 (144 x 95) mm bound to 220 x 162 mm
Identifier:
9947974193503681; (OCoLC)ocn802407170; (OCoLC)802407170; (PU)4797419-penndb-Voyager
Language:
Italian
Provenance:
Illuminated for a member of the Albertini family of Nola (their arms, f. 1r); 17th-century inscription, Stefano Scarella di San Remo (f. 102v).; Sold at auction at Sotheby's, 23 June 1992, lot 73, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.; Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
Publisher:
[Nola], 1478.
Relation:
Video orientation http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017.12/1330539; Digital facsimile for download (OPenn) https://openn.library.upenn.edu/Data/0001/html/ljs27.html; http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017.12/366278
Subject:
Arithmetic -- Early works to 1900.; Mathematics -- Early works to 1800.; Mathematics.; Merchants.; Merchants -- Italy.; Arithmetic.; Codices (bound manuscripts); Drawings (visual works); Treatises.; Manuscripts, Renaissance.; Manuscripts, Italian -- 15th century.
Type:
Manuscripts
Personal Name:
Scarella, Stefano, former owner.
Corporate Name:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Rights:
https://rightsstatements.org/page/NoC-US/1.0/?
Notes:
Ms. codex.; Origin: Written in Nola, Italy, in 1478 (f. 101r).; Title from introduction (f. 1r).; Binding: 18th-century mottled calf; gilt spine; marbled pastedowns.; Decoration: Full illuminated border including the arms of the Alberti family and 8-line inhabited initial showing a bearded man in a turban reading from a book (f. 1r); 54 illustrations in color (f. 58r-101r); one section of geometric diagrams (f. 87r-90r); 4 manicules (f. 17v, 46r, 48v, 49r); 3 initials in gold (f. v recto, 11r, 86r); decorated initials throughout in red or blue flourished in purple or red, sometimes including small images (for example, a rabbit (f. 2r) and a goose (f. 21r)); capitals touched in yellow; edges sprinkled in blue.; Script: Written in a semi-cursive script in the hand of Pietro Paolo Muscarello.; Layout: Written in 31 long lines, with the table of contents in 2 columns; bounding lines ruled in faint ink, with the first line of text frequently above the upper horizontal bounding line.; Collation: Parchment, 113; 1-2⁶ 3¹⁰ 4¹⁰(+1) 5-8¹⁰ 9¹⁰(-1) 10⁸ 11¹⁰(-1) 12¹⁰ 13⁴; [i-xii], 1-62, 63-79, 81-101, [102-103]; contemporary foliation in ink, upper center. Vertical catchwords on last verso of gatherings 3-13, lower right recto.; Italian.
Call Number:
LJS 27
Collection:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection (University of Pennsylvania)