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Two short treatises on the mathematical theory of music by Nicolaus Mercator, Written in 1672-1673 by John Aubrey

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MS. Aubrey 25

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Two short treatises on the mathematical theory of music by Nicolaus Mercator, copied by Aubrey from MSS. apparently printed in 1672 (fol. 32) and 1673 (fol. 1).

Of the first treatise Aubrey notes 'The original copie was lost at Paris'. begg. (after an explanation of hard words) 'Reasons and Concords are understood best by one another' (fol. 2), and 'Any string of a lute, violl, or other instrument' (fol. 33).

Dates

  • Written in 1672-1673 by John Aubrey

Extent

47 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Aubrey 25

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. 6545

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (57)

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

3 1/5 × 6 3/10 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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