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Rare Books and Manuscripts : Euclid

Rare Books and Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>The manuscript contains two mathematical treatises by <i>Euclid</i>: <i> Phaenomena</i> on spherical astronomy, and <i> Optics</i> on the geometry of vision. </p><p style='text-align: justify;'>It was copied by the Greek scribe Iakobos Diassorinos, who was librarian of the library at the Chateau de Fontainebleau around the middle of the 16th century. Dedicated to the Bishop of Winchester Stephen Gardiner, the codex is written in a large calligraphic script, the text is arranged in an airy way on the page, and a simple decoration has been realised by the scribe at the beginning of the texts. The original binding has been preserved. </p>

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