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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Savile 27

s. XVI2 (1568, cf. ‘H.S. 1568, 11 Novemb<ris>’, f. 1r). Or.: autograph of Henry Savile.

Paper, 90 f., a single hand. The MS belongs with MSS Savile 26 and 28 (see).

Ptolemaica (single text), except for Savile’s notes and diagrams (88v-90v, inner back cover). Blank: 1r-1v (except for a few notes and an empty circle f. 1r).

Lit. F. Madan, H. H. E. Craster, A Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, II.2, Oxford, 1937, 1108-1109 (nos. 6572-74); R. Goulding, Studies of the Mathematical and Astronomical Papers of Sir Henry Savile, PhD dissertation, Warburg Institute, 1999, 136.

2r‑88r

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‘Liber secundus. Ptolemaeus. Cum pertractaverimus in primo Syntaxeos libro ea omnia quae praemittenda… Theon. Cum pertractaverit Ptolemaeus in primo Syntaxeos ea quae de partivus universi generaliter…’

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. Henry Savile) (A.1.7), Book II, 2r-43r; III, 43v-82r (‘Cabasillaus’, 44r); VII.1-4 (without comm.), 82v-87v; and VIII.2 (without comm.), 88r. Corrections by Savile.