Two short treatises on the mathematical theory of music by Nicolaus Mercator, Written in 1672-1673 by John Aubrey
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).
- Creation: Written in 1672-1673 by John Aubrey
Language of Materials
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
Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (57)
3 1/5 × 6 3/10 in.