DCL MS. C.III.24Hermannus Contractus, Mathematical tables
Held by: Durham Cathedral Library: Durham Cathedral Manuscripts

Two mathematical tables on large separate sheets of parchment

Digitised: https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t2mw0892992f.html

Physical description of manuscript


Extent: 2 separate sheets
Size: 580 mm x 490 mm

Use of red and green initials, and on f.2 the top left corner a lion's head terminates the “ypotenus” line.


Unbound, in 20th century portfolio.

Manuscript history

Written in England, early 12th century.


Found by Dr Singer in Durham Cathedral Library in February 1927, where it had clearly been hanging in a frame for some considerable time.

Manuscript contents
(i)     f.1-2
Modern title: Mathematical tables
Author: Hermannus, Contractus, 1013-1054
Date: [early 12th century]
Language: Latin
Edited: Yeldham 1928

Digitised material for Durham Cathedral Library MS. C.III.24 - Hermannus Contractus mathematical tables
Digitised May 2015 as paprt of the Durham Priory Recreated Project pilot


Yeldham, Florence A., "Fraction Tables of Hermannus Contractus", Speculum , v.3, no.2, (April 1928), 240-5.

Ker, N. R., Medieval manuscripts in British libraries, II. Abbotsford - Keele   OCLC citation, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1977)

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