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The 15 books of the Elements of Euclid, Written in the 3rd quarter of the 13th century in England

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MS. Savile 19

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The 15 books of the Elements of Euclid, in the Latin version usually ascribed to Adelard of Bath, but not identical with that described in H. Weissenborn's 'Die Übersetzung des Euklid aus dem arabischen in das lateinische ...' (Abh. zur Geschichte der Mathematik, iii (1877), 143). beg. 'Punctus est cuius pars non est'. There is a 15th-cent. table of contents, half erased, on fol. 1.

Dates

  • Written in the 3rd quarter of the 13th century in England

Extent

158 leaves with numerous diagrams

Language of Materials

Latin

Shelfmark

MS. Savile 19

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 6565

Custodial History

The binding suggests that this (as MSS. Savile 18, 20) belonged to the Franciscans of Doncaster.

Labelled '19'

Physical Facet

On parchment, binding, white leather on bevelled boards, with remains of loose outer cover and clasp, as no. 6564, 14th-15th-cent. English work

Dimensions

7 × 5 2/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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