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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 215 - Scientific miscellany.

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9-2014

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Written in France, 1511, in Middle French and Latin. A compendium of astrological charts; astronomical and astrological tables; treatises on astronomy (calculating equinoxes and solstices, f. 51v; using an astrolabe, f. 68r) and geometry (f. 133r-180v, perhaps lacking ending, with numerous small diagrams and a few small illustrations); and instructions for making dyes and pigments (f. 182r-208r) and medical preparations (f. 224r, 226v). The first three gatherings of the manuscript are lacking, based on the signature of the first extant gathering, and the upper margin has been trimmed. 17th-century table of contents on lower flyleaf.

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Medieval History | Medieval Studies | Other Arts and Humanities

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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 215 - Scientific miscellany.

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