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1492 AD ff. 66v–67rfrom paschal tables
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Comprises Verses by Manuel Korinthios; 'Epitome III' of Hephaestion of Thebes’ 'Apotelesmatika or Astrological Effects'; 'List of Equivalent Ancient and Modern Toponyms' by Ps.-George Chrysokokkes; Anonymous verses; 'Hexapterygon' by Michael Chrysokokkes; an excerpt from 'Concise Answers to Various Questions' by Michael Psellos


Ottoman Empire, Probably Constantinople, 1492 AD ff. 66v–67rfrom paschal tables

Physical description

Paper folded in 2; Watermarks: Watermark similar to o Heawood 2467 (hand), attested in 1503Piccard 155891 (hand)attested in 1522; Material: paper; 86 ff. (i + 86) flyleaf Iv, ff. 1r–22v, 23v, 28r–30v, 41v, 69r–86v. are blank pages; dimensions: height 303 mm, length 212 mm

Acquisition note

Purchased on the behalf of Wellcome Library in 1925 from R. Lier and Co, Milan

Hand note

: A (ff. 24r infra, 24v infra, 31r, 32r–41r), B (ff. 23r, 24r supra, 24v supra, 25r–27v, 43r–68v). Rudolf Stefec identified scribe B with Manuel Korinthios

Ownership note

Ferdinand Hoffmann (1540–1607), Freiherr von Grunb ¨ uhel and Strechau; by ¨descent;99 inherited by his great-granddaughters Maria Elisabeth Hoffmann (1663–1705)and Johanna Maria Xaveria Hoffmann (d. 1706); presented to their guardian Ferdinand Joseph von Dietrichstein (1636–98) in 1679;100 by descent; inherited by Hugo von Mensdorff-Pouilly (1858–1920), Furst von Dietrichstein zu Nickolsburg (his no. II.241); ¨ inherited by Alexander Albert Olivier Anton von Mensdorff-Pouilly-Dietrichstein (1899–1964), Nickolsburg/Mikulov; [his sale, H. Gilhofer and H. Ranschburg, Lucerne, 25–26 June 1934, lot 352] Marks of ownership: (front pastedown) engraved ex-libris inscribed: ‘Ex Bibliotheca Illustris ac Generosi Domini D(omi)ni Ferdinandi Hoffman liberi baronis in Grunpuhel ¨ et Strecau, D(omi)ni in Grevenstein et Ianowitz, supreme haereditarii curiae magistri ducatus Styriae et supremi marsalci archiducatus Austriae, sacratissmae: caesae: et regiae maiestatis consiliarii et camerae aulicae praefecti.


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