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Cautele, [Text 7, with back cover and spine]

Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection

Calendar, tables for art of computus, computus, quadrans, de sphaera, algorismus, cautelae

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1240 - 1260 (Approximate)
Place: Paris, France
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2557
Shelf locator: MA 69
France -- 13th century
Religious books
Content: Incipit: Sint hic milite pedites et puelle, et sint in universo 12 et habent 12 panes inter se partiendos
Content: Explicit: et tot ponendi sunt lapilli ad terram et sic de aliis dictionibus per versum presentem est faciendum usque ponantur 12 iudei et tot christiani et semper nonus lapillus est deponendus.
Content: Several other verses added in a noting hand at the end of the text. Remains of a note in German on f. 141 (mostly torn away)?
Content: Historiated initial of a cleric (rather than the soldier of the word problem that the image illustrates) handing a round bread to a girl, [f. 133r] -- Explicit of main text, followed by added verses numbered 9 (repeated from the text) through 14, [f. 140r] -- Circular diagram of an armillary sphere, [f. 141r] -- On f. 141v, adiuration formula and charms (some to be worn as amulets) against falling sickness, bite of rabid dogs, to help sick animals or humans with toothache; on pastedown, elaborate dating for 1262, with the 12th episcopal year of Reginald of Paris, [f. 141v, back pastedownr], back pastedown]
Physical Description
Extent: Ff. 133[r]-140[r]
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12455533
MSS Unit ID: 2557
Photo Order: 62292
Digital Scriptorium 1.0 ID: NYPL MA 069
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 79ae66e0-2888-013b-f564-0242ac110002
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1240: Created (Approximate)
  • 2022: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Cautele" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1240 - 1260.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Cautele" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 29, 2022.

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1240 - 1260). Cautele Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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