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Archimedes, etc. IE TCD MS 390 Public Deposited

Archimedes, etc. IE TCD MS 390

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  • IE TCD MS 390 ; former shelfmarks: Lyon: D.2.9 ; Bernard: 697 ; Foley: C.10 ; c1670: C.1.11
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  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
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  • created 1565
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  • IE TCD MS 390, Archimedes, etc., a manuscript volume dating from 1565 chiefly concerning works of Archimedes and Abraham bar Hiyya (Abraham Savasorda). Contents: Folio 1: (1) Title-page: Liber de areis a Sauassorda Iudeo in Hebraico compositus et a Platone Tiburtino in Latinum sermonem tranlatus (!), a Francisco Barocio infinitis erroribus expurgatus atque scholiis et annotationibus illustratus ac nunc primum in lucem editus. Item Ersemidis liber de dimensionibus ab eodem Francisco Barocio restauratus. ‘nunc primum in lucem editus’ indicates that this copy was intended for use by a printer. --Folio 1v: (2) Franciscus Barocius, epistolary preface, left blank after the salutation: ‘Franciscus Barocius patritius Venetus Iacobi filius studiosis S.P.D.’ Francesco Barozzi (1537-1604), noted Venetian mathematician and classical scholar, who published several books in these fields, left a number of unpublished works (cf. also TCD MS 380): see Dizionario biografico degli Italiani 6, (Rome, 1964), 495-499. --Folios 2-53v: (3) Sauasorda (i.e. Abraham Ben Hiyya), Liber Embadorum, tr. Plato Tiburtinus (another copy in Bibliothèque nationale de France lat. 11246; ed. M. Curtze in 'Abhandlungen zur Geschichte der mathematischen Wissenschaften' 12 [1902] 10-183; L. Thorndike and P. Kibre, 'A Catalogue of Incipits of Mediaeval Scientific Writings in Latin', second edition, Mediaeval Academy of America, (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1963), 1209), edited by Francesco Barozzi: Incipit liber de areis a Sauassorda Iudeo in Hebraico compositus et a Platone Tiburtino in Latinum sermonem tranlatus (!) anno Arabum DX mense saphar. Prooemium autoris. Qui omnes metiendi diuidendique modos recte - operemur indicabimus, et ita librum feliciter terminabimus. 2-53v Punctum est cuius nulla pars est, linea est longitudo latitudine carens - monstrauimus satis, (ad hoc added) sufficere non dubitetur. Finis libri de (eorum ? canc.) areis qui a Sauasorda Iudeo fuit in Hebraico compositus et a Platone Tiburtino in Latinum sermonem translatus anno Arabum DX mense saphar di. xv eiusdem mensis hora tertia, sole in xx gradu et xv minuto leonis… Mercurio in leone xiiii gradu et xlv minuto, capite in cancro tl, cauda in capricorno t1. Scribe frequently corrects his own writing. On 21v-22 are diagrams. Extensive marginal notes, including diagrams, by the scribe. 46rv is pasted by the edge to 47rv. Folios 22v, 28v, 35v, 54rv blank. --Folios 55-57. (4) Further discussion of dimensions of areas, probably meant as a kind of appendage to (3): Sit quadrilatorum a b c d secundum (et canc.) dico quod multiplicatio lateris c d - perpendicularium in iam dicta dimidia, patet ergo propositum. Extensive marginal notes, including diagrams, by the scribe. 57v blank. --Folio 58: (5) About triangles, but only a few words appear on the otherwise blank page: Que si forte ad angulum trianguli peruenerit. 58v blank. --Folios 59-75: (6) Archimedes, Circuli Dimensio, tr. Willelmus de Moerbeke (ed. M. Clagett in 'Osiris' 10 [1952] 587-610; L. Thorndike and P. Kibre, 'A Catalogue of Incipits of Mediaeval Scientific Writings in Latin', 996), edited by Francesco Barozzi (cf. (1)): Incipit liber Ersemidis de dimensionibus. Omnis circulus triangulo rectangulo, cuius unum ex duobus lateribus rectum continentis angulum - trigesimas sextas partes. Et hic erit numerus quesitus, et sic de omnibus aliis facias. Huc husque (!) extat liber Ersemidis de dimensionibus, forsan autem multa problemata arithmetica desiderantur que deo volente nos alias adiiciemus, (in corr. from pr) presentia (uero corr. from si primo nomen domini benedicatur) Deo opt. max. gratias agimus qui etiam huic nostro labori finem dedit. Die primo Nouembris 1565 compleuimus. Di (!) 14’o Septembris incepimus. Scribe frequently corrects his own writing. Extensive marginal notes, including diagrams, by the scribe. 75v blank. Dating note: (6) was executed in 1565, and the other articles are probably of the same year. Dimensions: Irregular sizes of paper but chiefly c308 x 204 and (on 48-75) 294 x 205 (c256 x 148). Layout: c.35 lines. Script: Single italic hand, probably that of Francesco Barozzi. Corrections and Additions: 1 has L, perhaps only pen-trial. Binding executed for the College in 1741-1744 by the shop of John Exshaw of Dublin in vellum.
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  • For TCD MS 390 see B. Boncompagni in 'Bolletino di bibliografia e di storia delle scienze matematiche e fisiche' 17 (1884) 795-848, esp. 816-821; Dizionario biografico t.c. [on (2)] 498. According to information from Marshall Clagett, Boncompagni had a tracing made of (6).
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  • ink
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  • paper (fiber product)
  • vellum (parchment)
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  • MS390_001
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  • 0152463

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