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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 17864

s. XIIIex-XIVin (14th c. acc. Kunitzsch).

Or.:

France (Kunitzsch).

Prov.:

Paris, convent of the Grands-Augustins.

Paper, 116 f., a single hand, large painted initial on f. 1r, painted initial at the beginning of each book of the Almagest, decorated initials. F. 1 is mutilated in the upper right corner.

Ptolemaica (single text).

Lit.

L. Delisle, Inventaire des manuscrits de Notre-Dame et d’autres fonds conservés à la Bibliothèque Nationale sous les numéros 16719-18613, Paris, 1871, 71; P. Kunitzsch, Der Sternkatalog des Almagest. Die arabisch-mittelalterliche Tradition, II, Wiesbaden, 1990, 14-15.

1r‑116v

‘Quidam princeps nomine Albuguafe in li<bro suo quem scientiarum electio>nem et verborum nominavit… (1v) <Bonum scir>e fuit quod sapientibus non deviantibus visum est — abbreviationem, arrogantiam et collaudationem, tunc iam sequitur et honestum est ut ponamus hic finem libro. Expleta est dictio XIII libri Ptholomei et cum ea conpletur liber Almagesti de disciplinalibus.’

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. Gerard of Cremona) (A.1.2)

, Class A. Translator’s preface, 1r-1v; I, 1v-9v; II, 9v-25r; III, 25r-33r; IV, 33r-43r; V, 43r-53v; VI, 53v-62v; VII, 62v-72v; VIII, 72v-81v; IX, 81v-87r; X, 87r-93r; XI, 93r-102r; XII, 102r-108v; XIII, 108v-116v. No glosses.