Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Savile 29

s. XVI2 (f. Ir: ‘Anno domini 1570, mense Octobri’; f. 2r: ‘1570, 10 Octobr<i>’).


autograph of Henry Savile.

Paper, III+181 f., a single hand. The MS belongs with MSS Savile 31 and 32 (see).

Henry Savile’s lectures and teaching notes on mathematics and astronomy: notes ‘Ad fol<ium> 65um’ (1v); lectures on the usefulness of mathematics (2r-8r), on the seven mathematical sciences (8r-25r) and on the history of mathematics from Adam to Ptolemy (29r-65v, partial ed. Goulding, 144-160); Ptolemaica (65v-140v); ‘Mathematicorum errores’ (173v-174v); ‘Lectio 12a. 1. Reddit superioris denominationis…’ (176v-177v). Blank: Iv-IIIv, 1r, 25v (except for two lines in Greek), 141-173r, 175r-176r, 178r-181. F. 26-28 are torn out.


F. Madan, H. H. E. Craster, A Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, II.2, Oxford, 1937, 1109 (nos 6575-78); R. Goulding, Studies of the Mathematical and Astronomical Papers of Sir Henry Savile, PhD dissertation, The Warburg Institute, 1999, 125-133.



‘Mathesis unde dicta…’

= Henry Savile, Notes on the Almagest (C.1.33), Books I-II. I, 65v-106r; II, 106r-138r. F. 89, 98, 111v, 123-126 and 128r are blank. Numerous corrections by Savile.