From Manuscript to Print: the Evolution of the Medieval Book

 

Computus
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In addition to the trivium, four other liberal arts constituted the mathematical branch of advanced studies, known as the "quadrivium": arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. This manuscript, which features an astronomical diagram of the planets encircling the earth, is a computus, or text designed to facilitate calendrical calculations. The geocentric diagram is included to provide theoretical context for the practical exercises.

Purchased in 1888 for A.D. White.

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Computus. Germany, ca. 1438.
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