|Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection -- Manuscript Number: ljs490 Version:|
|Astronomical Compendium Germany, Baden-Wurttemberg or Rhenish Palatinate (Heidelberg?), c. 1450-1460|
Physical Description: 93 ff., apparently missing some folios, perhaps a quire at the beginning (collation i16, ii12, iii12, iv12, v12, vi12, vii15 [16-1]), on paper (watermarks close to Briquet no. 12995, ?Raisin?: Eberbach, 1443-1449; Eppelsheim, 1445; Briquet, of the type no. 15106, 15109, 15110, ?Tete de boeuf?: Hildesheim, 1452; Mainz, 1568, Eberbach, 1471, Stauffenberg, 1467-1469), written in a gothic cursive bookhand in brown ink by up to three different hands, on up to 33 long lines to a page, some text copied horizontally, capitals stroked in red, some underlining in red or brown ink, some headings or words in red, with drawings, diagrams and numerous tables throughout the manuscript. Modern quarter binding of vellum over pasteboards, smooth spine, speckled paper over boards (Some slight wear to boards, a few internal dampstains, else in good condition). Dimensions 215 x 154 mm.
Acquired from Fogg, January, 2008