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St Florian, Stiftsbibliothek, XI.619

s. XVmed, most of the MS was copied in 1446 and 1447 (see f. 19v: ‘1447’; 168v: ‘Anno 1446’; 186r: ‘1447’, 203rb: ‘Anno 1447’; computus table 1446-1492 f. 29v-30r; table of eclipses 1448-1462 f. 204v), with numerous additions in the same hand, two of which are dated 1453 (f. 83r) and 1461 (f. 85r). Or.: probably Regensburg, mentioned several times, including f. 81r, 84r, 86v and 186r. Prov.: mention of a ‘Fr<ater> Sebastianus Holkodt’, inner back cover; monastery St Florian.

Paper, 240 f., a single hand.

Computus, astronomy, mathematics and astrology. Practitioner’s handbook made of texts, excerpts and notes: notes of astronomy and computus (1r-2r); John of Gmunden, Kalendarium 1439-1514 (2v-19v); notes of computus (20r-20v); astronomical tables for Reichebach 1433 with canons ‘Ad inveniendum medium motum Solis vel alterius planete…’ (21r-28v); Petrus de Rosenheim, Computus dictus radicalis (29r-33v); Sacrobosco, De sphera (34r-60r), with astronomical diagrams and notes (61v-62v); Theorica planetarum Gerardi (63r-78v); Thebit Bencora, De recta imaginatione spere et circulorum eius diversorum (78v-81r); ‘Demonstratio bona. Si in aliquot puncto quod tamen distat a circumferentia alicuius circuli…’ (81v-82r); Ptolemaica (82r); astronomical notes ‘Item pro inveniendo augmentum longioris diei…’ (82v-83r); ‘Magnus Nemo. Vir quidam erat in oriente nomine Nemo…’ (83v-84r); notes and tables of computus (84v-86r); historical notes about Regensburg (86v); John of Ligneres, Algorismus de minutiis (87r-94r); arithmetical notes and enigmas, partly in German (94r-117v); Liber theoreumacie (118r-132r); notes of arithmetic and geometry (132r-134r); Ptolemaica (135ra-139va); ‘Hec sunt longitudines civitatum hic nominatarum ab occidente…’ (139vb); geographical coordinates of cities (140r-140v); Peter Peregrinus of Maricourt, De magnete (141ra-144ra); notes on celestial distances (144rb); notes on the biblical books (144v-146v); ‘Mors. Hoc tibi sit menti carnem superare volenti…’ (146r-146v); ’12 signa in celo. Virgo habet stellam in capite…’ (147r); Messahallah, Epistola de rebus eclipsium (147v-148v); Alfraganus, De scientia astrorum, excerpts (148v-150r); ‘De festivitatibus. Legales festivitates erant septem…’ (150v-152r); Alcabitius, Introductorius (152r-168v); astronomical notes (168v-169r); Alfraganus, De scientia astrorum, tr. Gerard of Cremona (169va-186r); table: ‘Ad Ratisponam latitude 49 graduum pro quadrante’ (186r); astrological notes ‘Item Saturnus superior planetarum frigidus est et siccus…’ (186v); John of Gmunden, Compositio quadrantis novi seu magni cum eius practica (187ra-200ra); John of Gmunden, Tractatus de compositione chilindri (200rb-203rb), with tables (203v) ; notes on eclipses (204r); table of eclipses 1448-1462 (204v); ‘12 questiones de pixide’, in German (205r); astrology ‘Pro flegbothomia (!) facienda. In Cancro valet pro iuvenili…’ (205v-206r); Fridericus Amann of Regensburg, Algorismus Ratisbonensis (206v-225v); notes of arithmetic in German and computus table 1493-1506 (226r); geometry ‘Quoniam circa geometriam multi propter raritatem et obscuritatem…’ (226v-230r); note in German (230v); ‘De mensurationibus rerum inferiorum et primo de mensuratione rerum altitudinum. Si vis ergo scire altitudinem alicuius rei…’ (231r-234r); ‘Item dimensione cum quadrante…’ (234v-235r); onomancy ‘De morte duorum in matrimonio. Sume nomen baptismatis utriusque sienti in alfabeto…’ (235v); astrological text on the planets in German (235v-236r); ‘Gloriosus Deus qui in principio cuncta creavit ex nihilo solo verbo…’ (236v-238v); alphabetical list of food products and cooking utensils (239r); ‘Pro expeditione specierum algorismi de integris per denarios proiectiles…’ (239v-240r); ‘Primum clima dicitur Mathoal…’ (240v). Blank: 134v.

Lit. A. Czerny, Die Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek St. Florian, Linz, 1871, 211-212. 

82r

‘Nota secundum Ptholomeum de cometa. Ptolomeus in Centilogio dicit sic: Stelle cum caudis sunt 9, prima dicitur veru — in regibus et divitibus apparebit.’

135ra‑139va

‘De tribus corporibus solidis. Quia tria corpora solida particularium quia quod modicum distat nichil distare videtur. Explicit tractatus de quantitate trium solidorum magistri Schindil compilatus anno 1420.’