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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Savile 31

s. XVI2 (1570-1571).


autograph of Henry Savile.

Paper, IV+91 f. (f. I-II are modern additions and f. III the original parchment binding of the volume), a single hand. The MS belongs with MSS Savile 29 and 32 (see).

Ptolemaica (single text), except for scattered notes (IVr) and table of calendar conversion (IVv). Blank: I-III, 60-91.


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, 133.



‘In librum tercium…’

= Henry Savile, Notes on the Almagest (C.1.33), Books III-V and VII. III, 1r-16r; VII, 21r-27r; IV, 32r-39r; V, 40r-59v. F. 17r contains notes on time conversion. F. 3r, 6v-7v, 10v, 16v, 17v-20v, 27v-30 (except short note over two lines f. 27v), 31 (except short note f. 31r), 33r, 39v, 41r, 43r, 45v-50v, 52v-53r and 56r are blank. Numerous corrections by Savile.