Compilatio de astrorum scientia
|Creator:||Leopold, of Austria|
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Watermarks: Part I: unidentified letter P similar in general design to Piccard Buchstabe XIII. Part II: Briquet Coupe 4586.
Script: Part I (ff. i-vi and 1-83): Written in well formed hybrida script. Part II (pp. 1-76): Written in a small gothic bookhand with many initial letters of the opening word of each section of the text written in oversize majuscules.
Part I: Plain red initials, 3- to 1-line, for major text divisions. Headings, paragraph marks, initial strokes, some punctuation, marginalia keyed to art. 1, all in red. Part II: Plain initials, 3-line, paragraph marks and initials strokes in red.
Binding: Fifteenth century, Germany. Paper wrapper held by stitching at head and tail of spine and sewing around the edges of sides. Astronomical diagram and title in ink on upper side: "Astronomia Leupoldi ducis Austrie filij et cetera".
Purchased from Nicolas Rauch of Geneva in 1958 by L. C. Witten, who sold it the same year to Thomas E. Marston.
Ownership inscription on front pastedown indicatesthat the book belonged to Philippus Schoen, medical doctor and canon of thechurch of St. Victor at Xanten, who bequeathed the manuscript together withan astrolabe to the convent of nuns at Sousbeek.
Manuscript on paper, composed of two distinct parts, of Leopold of Austria, Compilatio de astrorum scientia. Part II was copied to finish the incomplete text of Part I.
ff. vi + 83 + 76 : paper ; 220 x 150 mm.
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