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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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London, British Library, Sloane 312

s. XV.

Prov.:

John Dee; perhaps Francis Bernard (1627-1698).

Paper, 255 f., several hands, one of which copied f. 29-40.

Astrology: Abraham Avenezra, De questionibus, anonymous tr. (1r-8v); ‘Si a te pro aliqua muliere queritur (?)…’ (9r, added); index of chapters f. 1r-8r and 13r-24r (10r-12r, added); ‘Artabari in precio rerum dicit: Quando scire volueris caristiam…’ (13r-15v); ‘De naturis et proprietatibus planetarum. Saturnus significat agriculturam…’ (15v-16v); ‘De prima domo et suis questionibus. In sciendo vitam hominis…’ (16v-23r); ‘De aperitione portarum cum … (?). Cum scire volueris aperitiones portarum…’ (23r-23v); ‘De aspectibus planetarum. Respectus stellarum…’ (23v-24r); ‘De stellarum radiis. Notandum quod stellarum lumen…’ (24r); Thebit Bencora, De imaginibus (24v-27v); ‘Utrum sit amicus verus quem credis. Si autem aliquis ut credis amicus fideliter…’ (28r-28v); ‘Si interrogatus fueris de latrocinio utrum adipiscetur dum interrogator…’ (29r-37v); ‘Primus lapis de rubii (?) quem quidem…’ (38r-38v); Ptolemaica (38v-39r); ‘Nota pro invenienda figuram conceptionis nati, omnibus aliis pretermissis…’ (39r-40v); ‘Aries. Saturnus triplicitas tantum 5…’ (41r-42v, added); Abraham Avenezra, Liber de nativitatibus (43r-69v); Abraham Avenezra, De mundo vel seculo, tr. Henri Bate of Mechelen (70v-96v, with additional notes 97r-97v); Leopold of Austria, De astrorum scientia, Books VIII-X and V-VII (98r-214v); Haly Embrani, De electionibus horarum (215r-255v). Blank: 9v, 12v, 70r.

Lit.

Catalogus librorum manuscriptorum bibliothecae Sloananiae, I, s.l.n.d., 49; L. Thorndike, ‘Notes upon Some Less Familiar British Astronomical and Astrological Manuscripts’, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 22 (1959), 157-171: 164-165; J. Roberts, A. G. Watson, John Dee’s Library Catalogue, London, 1990, 130 (M195).

38v‑39r

‘Dicit Ptholomeus et Hermes quot locus Lune in quo erat — et hoc expertus sum multociens.’