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Grand tarif [manuscript] : pour cuber toutes sortes de bois d'ecarissage et bois rond avec chacun leurs tables de fraction reduit par cent quarante quatre, tarif du pied courant des noms et nombres des pieces quil faut a la construction des vaisseaux, tarif pour les vivres pour sçavoir combien il faut de rations a chacun hommes pour quainze jours, pour un mois et pour deux mois de chaque espesses.

Publication:
Béligon, 1735.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
93 leaves : paper ; 130 x 82 (113 x 65-69) mm. bound to 136 x 92 mm.
Subjects:
Arithmetic -- Early works to 1900.
Mathematics -- Early works to 1800.
Shipbuilding -- Early works to 1800.
Shipbuilding -- France -- History -- 18th century.
France -- History -- Louis XV, 1715-1774.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Tables (documents)
Hymns.
Manuscripts, French -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
French.
Summary:
Tables for calculations related to timber for shipbuilding; lists of names and numbers of pieces for constructing a ship; and rations of staples such as biscuits, wine, lard, beef, vegetables, oil, vinegar, cheese, sardines, bread, and butter for ship voyages of various lengths.
Contents:
1. f.1v-59r: Grand tarif pour cuber toutes sortes de bois d'ecarissage et bois rond avec chacun leurs tables de fraction reduit par cent quarante quatre.
2. f.60r-65v: Tarif du pied courant.
3. f.66r: [Vexilla regis, 1735]
4. f.67r: Table de multiplication, 1735.
5. f.68r-70r: Table des pieces qui entrent a la construction des vaisseaux.
6. f.70v-73r: Noms des pieces qui entrent dans la construction des vaisseaux.
7. f.74r-81v: Tarif pour les vivres pour sçavoir combien il faut de rations a chacun hommes pour quainze jours, pour un mois et pour deux mois de chaque espesses.
8. f.82r: Sic vita fugit dum staré videtur.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from title page (f. 1r).
Foliation: Paper, i + 93 + i; [i-iv, 1-89], modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Script: Written in cursive script.
Decoration: Fleur-de-lis cross outlined with the words of the Latin hymn Vexilla regis in tiny script (f. 66r); rectangular array, titled Sic vita fugit dum staré videtur, of the letters in the French sundial motto, Nos jours passent comme l'ombre, arranged with the first N at the center and the last E at the 4 corners so that any path using only 2 directions from the center to a corner spells out the phrase (f. 82v).
Binding: Original (18th-century) calf, simple gilt spine with title Gran. Tari.
Origin: Written in Béligon (f. 66r), near Rochefort (location of a shipyard established by Louis XIV on the west coast of France), in 1735 (f. 66r, 67r).
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Flora E. Haney Fund.
Penn Provenance:
Sold by Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts (West Vancouver, British Columbia, and Blaine, Washington), 2013.
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1633
Contributor:
Rosengarten Family Fund.
Flora E. Haney Fund.
OCLC:
840613779
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