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Dialectical and other Treatises and Calendars

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS LAT 4
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Dialectical and other Treatises and Calendars
Date(s): 14th century-15th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 262 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown


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Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume with contents dating from the 14th and 15th centuries, comprising a collection of 20 miscellaneous treatises, including 'Dyalethyca', with a commentary and exercise on the Summulae logicorum of Petrus Hispanus and other lectures and exercises in logic of Petrus Zech, alias De Pulka, of the University of Vienna, written by Johannes Sintram at Ulm and dated 1405; other treatises on liturgical and astrological subjects, including works by Johannes De Sacro Bosco; calendars; questions on canon law; verses. The pastedowns are from a 14th-century service book.

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Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Dorothy K Coveney, A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of University College London (London, 1935) and N R Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, i (London and Oxford, 1969), which summarise the contents of the manuscript; handlist at University College London Special Collections.

Archival Information

Archival history:

The manuscript probably belonged to the chained library at Würzburg and later formed part of the library of John Thomas Graves (1806-1870), mathematician and Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London, whose collection included manuscripts dating from the 15th to the 19th century, relating mainly to mathematics. Formerly Graves 3501, and bearing the Graves ex libris.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Graves' library was bequeathed to University College London in 1870.

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Publication note:

For the first text (Dyalethyca), see Dorothy K Coveney, 'Johannes Sintram de Herbipoli', Speculum, xvi (1941), pp 336-9 and one plate; Theodore C Petersen, 'Johannes Sintram de Herbipoli in two of his manuscripts', Speculum, xx (1945), pp 73-83 and one plate.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2001

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