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Title: Spere.
Uniform Title: Tractatus de sphera. German
Variant Title: Deutsche Sphaera
Author(s)/Relationship(s): Sacro Bosco, Joannes de, active 1230.
Konrad, von Megenberg, 1309-1374, translator.
Publisher: [13--]
Related Names: National Library of Medicine. MS E 38.
Description: 11 leaves : parchment : 360 x 240 (270 x 155) mm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Language: ger
Referenced In: Schullian, D.M. NLM incun., 523
Faye & Bond, p. 135, no. 38
MeSH Subjects: Astronomy
Notes: Manuscript codex.
A text book on cosmology and astronomy, originally written in Latin in the early 13th century. "The most used textbook in astronomy and cosmology from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century" ( Lynn Thorndike. The Sphere of Sacrobosco and Its Commentators).
Text in German.
Title from incipit: Incipit Incipit [sic] Spera dass ist das anwanch des puchse spere.
Some marginal notes.
Translated by Konrad von Megenberg.
Collation: parchment, fol. ii (i is pastedown) + 11 + ii (ii is pastedown); 112 (-12)
Layout: 2 columns of 66 lines, ruled in ink; fol. 4-11 have only column ruling.
Includes 15 figures in red and black ink.
Decoration: Two-line initials, initial strokes, and paragraph marks in red. Initial of final section has filigree penwork in an amateur hand.
Date from Schullian.
A discussion of other manuscript copies of Deutsche Sphaera, with a transcription of Staatsbib. Mùˆnchen cod. germ. 156, is found in Otto Matthaei. Konrads von Megenberg Deutsche Sphaera. Berlin, 1912. This manuscript is not among those described.
Item catalogued from existing description: Schullian 523; and in hand by National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Division, 4/2006.
Bound with: Bernard, de Gordon. Practica, seu Lilium medicinae. 1349.
Cite As: Bethesda, MD, National Library of Medicine, MS E 38.
Acquisition Source: Schoenhof and Mueller; Purchased.
Provenance: Provenance: On front endpaper: H[ic] lib[er] e[st] Carthus[iansibus] p[ro]pe Erfford, written underneath a sketch of a figure holding a urine flask; in modern hand on front free endpaper: Barnheim. Clipping from dealer’s catalogue on front pastedown. DNLM
NLM Unique ID: 101142105
Other ID Numbers: (OCoLC)67815569


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