StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS LAT/16
TitleMathematical and Astronomical Treatises (Latin, 15th century)
DateMid 15th century
DescriptionArithmeticae et Astronomicae Auctores Varii: 15th century (possibly 1468) mathematical and astronomical treatises by various authors. Earlier texts written in Italy by one hand; others written by Heinrich Langenstein and Paul of Olmtz (?). Full page diagram of the zodiac on folio 47r.
Extent1 volume containing 134 leaves
CustodialHistoryThe manuscripts 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 5501.
AcquisitionGraves' library was bequeathed to University College London in 1870.
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
FindingAidsDorothy 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' (London and Oxford, 1969), which summarise the contents; handlist at University College London Special Collections.
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