Guide To Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library


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GIORGIO VALLA, excerpt
Italy, s. XVI1
Bound after Astrolabii canones (Venice: Paganinus de Paganinis, ca. 1497-98); GW 2759.
ff. 1-5v: Ex Giorgio Valla, De signis et partibus et scrupulis primis ac secundis ipsorum, Memorandum iam nobis est quo pacto recensi a nobis supputandi numeri referuntur ad signa ad signorum partes quas iuniores gradus vocant…De compositioneDe subtractioneDe multiplicationeDe divisione…Nullus siquidem hic numerus ablatus est sed sola pars sola atqui pars numerus neutiquam est monadis siquidem habet rationem.
Giorgio Valla, De expetendis et fugiendis rebus opus (Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1501) volume 1, “De arithmetica,” Bk. 4, chapters 6-10.
Paper (Sirène, somewhat similar to Briquet 13891, Rome 1531-35), ff. 5; 210 × 152 (139 × 100) mm. 16(-1). 33-34 long lines. Written in an Italian gothic littera currens. Rubrics and arithmetical tables carefully entered. Modern pencil foliation in the printer book, 1-30, and in the manuscript, in the same hand, 85-89. Bound, s. XIX/XX, in German half vellum over pasteboards. Written in Italy towards the beginning of the sixteenth century by the same person who occasionally annotates the printed text. In the lower margin of the first leaf of the printed text, s. XVI, the signature of Franciscus Mariotti Asculanus. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington from Otto Vollbehr in March 1925. Bibliography: Mead, n. 3012.
Abbreviations
Briquet
C. M. Briquet, Les Filigranes: dictionnaire historique des marques du papier…1282 jusqu’à 1600, facs. of the 1907 edition with supplementary material, ed. A. Stevenson (Amsterdam 1968)
GW
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke (1925- )
Mead
H. R. Mead, Incunabula in the Huntington Library (San Marino 1937)
; the manuscripts bound with incunables are not mentioned

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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