PAL

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Aberdeen, University Library, 364

s. XV1 (1426 for f. 2-148, cf. colophon).

Or.:

Aachen (f. 2-148, cf. colophon; the scribe responsible for this section also copied the Almagest in MS Berlin, SBPK, lat. fol. 753 (Görres 72)).

Prov.:

St Maximin of Trier in 1503 (cf. f. Iar and ex-libris f. 1r and 2r); James Melvin (1795-1853), who bequeathed his library to Marischal College, Aberdeen (inner front cover).

Parchment and paper, I+151+Ia f., sporadic modern numbering, two hands (f. 2-148 and 149-151). Blank: I, 1, Ia (except for ex-libris and a few notes).

Astrology and astronomy: Ptolemaica (2ra-148vb); Hyginus, De astronomia, incomplete (149ra-151va).

Bibl.

M. R. James, A Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts in the University Library Aberdeen, Cambridge, 1932, 118-119.

2ra–⁠148vb

‘Dixit Egydeus de Tebaldis Lonbardus de civitate Parmensi: Scire et intelligere gloriosum est quia omnis sapientia est a Deo… (2rb) Tractatus primus glose Haly Abenrudiani super prima parte libri Quadripartiti Ptolomei Pheludiani. (2va) Verba que dixit sapientissimus Ptolomeus in arte iudiciorum… (3vb) Capitulum primum primi tractatus libri quatuor partium Ptolomei Pheludiani. Incipit propositio prima. (4ra) Res, o Mizori, quibus perficiuntur pronosticationes accepte de astronomia maiores et nobiliores sunt due — (144rb) posuit in hoc libro sunt re(144va)gule et radices quibus ars ista componitur. Explicit. Benedictus sit Deus gloriosus et sublimis et Deus illum dirigat qui scripsit. Volo in hoc loco dare tibi exemplum trium nativitatum ut melius intendas quicquid locuti sumus in eis, et prima est nativitas mea — hec sunt que tibi glosavi in quibus studium et mentem apponas et Deus te dirigat in viam rectam. Explicit Quadripartitum Ptholomei cum glosa Haly, scriptum Aquis [word added above the line by the scribe] anno domini nostri Ihesu Christi 1426 incompleto, 8 die Febr<uarii>.’

= Haly Abenrudian, Glosa super Quadripartito Tholomei (C.2.2). Translator’s preface, 2ra-2rb; Haly’s preface, 2rb-3vb; I, 3vb-39vb; II, 39vb-71ra; III, 71ra-114vb; IV, 114vb-144va; Haly’s appendix, 144va-148vb. Glosses and corrections by the scribe, especially in the first book, rare thereafter.