Sale 2457 - Early Printed Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, October 17, 2017

192 ● Arithmétique. Indispensable à toute personnes de étât et Profession quelle puisse être. ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT IN FRENCH on paper, written in cursive hand in brown ink, WITH PRIMITIVE ZOOMORPHIC AND FLORAL INITIALS IN COLORS THROUGHOUT , AS WELL AS SOME SIMILARLY EXECUTED BORDERS , CARTOUCHES , AND TABLES . 163 [i. e., 164] pages. Folio, 407x251 mm, contemporary vellum boards, recased with upper portion of spine restored, stains and arithmetic calculations in ink on covers; conspicuous dampstaining in gutters throughout, occasional spotting and soiling, few small holes through opening leaves and marginal worming in second half of volume not affecting text. France, 1 May 1772 [1,000/2,000] Eccentrically decorated introduction to commercial arithmetic, described on the title as the abridgment of a work by Père J.-B. Feraud,“Hermite à St. Louis,” with extensive examples of calculations involving money, weights, measures, time, etc. A section on geometry called for on the title is not included. 193 ● HUGO DE FOLIETO [i. e., HUGUES DE FOUILLOY]. De claustro animae. MANUSCRIPT IN LATIN on vellum, written in gothic script in brownish-black ink with initials and headings in red, 28-29 lines, 2 columns, recto and verso. [132] leaves, complete (quires 1-16 in 8, 17 in 4, including final blank). 274x185 mm, old cloth-backed marbled boards with handwritten lettering piece, worn; intermittent marginal soiling, several leaves trimmed in margins not affecting text, scattered holes of varying sizes in vellum avoided by scribe, slit in blank lower margin of leaf 32, stains in margins of leaves 50-52 and 75-76. Early Dominican ownership inscription on verso of last leaf; later 19th- century auction catalogue cutting mounted on front pastedown; stamp of St. Joseph’s Seminary,Yonkers, NewYork (Rev. Patrick Brady bequest, 1894) on recto of first leaf. Italy, 14th century [3,000/5,000] Allegorical treatise by an 12th-century French Augustinian cleric using the cloister as a metaphor for the soul. Contents: 1r-25v, Book 1; 25v-26r, prologue to Book 2; 26r-52r, Book 2; 52r-53r, prologue to Book 3; 53r-88r, Book 3; 88r-89r, prologue to Book 4; 89r-130r, Book 4; 130r-131v, unidentified text, beginning “et fit transitus de iudea ad gentes” and ending “reliquentur ergo alveus ab aqua” etc.; 132, blank. MANUSCRIPTS Lots 192-200 192