As well as an elegant script, this segment shows punctuation marks in the form of double and single dots. The bottom line tells the date on which the transcription was complete.

To find out why 6 kalens June is actually the 27th May, check out the Reading A Calendar section.

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The Politics and Economics of Aristotle, from a 1451 copy of a Latin translation (from a private collection). Images from The New Palaeographical Society, 1907.

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