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Perush sefer ha-yesodot shel Uklids [manuscript].

Publication:
[Italy?, between 1650 and 1750?]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
40 leaves : paper ; 305 x 208 (205 x 135-140) mm. bound to 315 x 220 mm.
Subjects:
Euclid. Elements.
Mathematics -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Commentaries.
Treatises.
Manuscripts, Hebrew -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, Hebrew -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
Hebrew.
Summary:
Treatise presenting mathematical propositions with commentary referring to Euclid and to Arabic scholars such as Abū Naṣr Manṣūr. European forms of arabic numerals appear in the text on one page (f. 36r). A former wrapper or divider, now bound in at the beginning (f. 1, 40), has a title in a later hand that suggests that this manuscript is the second part of a larger work, seconded by an Italian note in pencil, Discorso 2o (f. 1r).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by Yacov Fuchs (National Library of Israel).
Collation: Paper, i + 40 + i; 1² 2¹⁰ 3-6⁶ 7⁶(-2); [i-ii], 1-12, 17-38, contemporary foliation in ink using Hebrew characters, upper left recto; 1, 40, 2-39, modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto. References in this record are to modern foliation. Catchwords on each leaf, lower left verso.
Layout: Written in 20 long lines.
Script: Written in Sephardic semi-cursive script, with headings in square script.
Decoration: Space left blank for diagrams (f. 34r, 34v).
Watermark: Crown over 3 fleurs-de-lis in a heart shape, all surrounded by crossed leafy branches and surmounted by an orb topped with a cross, perhaps produced in Berne or Basel and used in northern Italy.
Binding: Modern parchment over card.
Origin: Probably written in a Sephardic community of Italy or of an island of the Venetian empire between 1650 and 1750 (likely date of watermark).
Local notes:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Penn Provenance:
Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, March 2007.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2013.
Cited as:
Oversize LJS 491
OCLC:
847786185
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