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Part of an Italian mathematical treatise and 'Tabula libri secundi [Scalae Perfectionis]'

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MS. Bodl. 584
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A (16th cent.) Fol. 1. Part of an Italian mathematical treatise, consisting chiefly of notes on one of fra Luca Pacioli's works; the first part is chiefly arithmetical, then from fol. 12 geometrical: at fol. 59 are notes on Apollonius Pergaeus, and at fol. 69 on cubes. One note begins (fol. 12) 'Questo me era domandato a messer Nicolo Tartalia. 1339. a dj. 7. de settembre', so the notes are possibly by Girolamo Cardano.

B (written in the 15th cent. in England) Fol. 71. 'Tabula libri secundi [Scalae Perfectionis] magistri Walteri Hilton canonici de Thargarton qui obiit anno Domini m° ccc lxxxxv° in vigilia Annunciacionis, quem libellum transtulit de Anglico in Latinum frater ... Thomas Fyslake ordinis beate Marie genitricis Dei de Monte Carmeli', followed by the text of the second book, in four parts and forty-seven chapters: chapt. 1 beg. 'Quoniam multum desideras ac eciam petis'. Some moral advice from st. Bernard etc. is on fol. 149.


  • Creation: Made up of two MSS. written in the 15th and 16th century


154 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 584, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Bodl. 584

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17949


Part of an Italian mathematical treatise and 'Tabula libri secundi [Scalae Perfectionis]'

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 2356

Custodial History

Manuscript 234, 198 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The above volume is a combination of a gift by sir Walter Cope in 1602 described as 'Libellus Walteri Hilton ex Anglico in Lat. de Imagine Dei', and a gift by dr. William Hakewill, also in 1602, described as 'Memorial nuova come si crede di Nic. Tartalea', see fol. v.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/4 × 6 3/8 in.

Part of an Italian mathematical treatise and 'Tabula libri secundi [Scalae Perfectionis]'
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Weston Library
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