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Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale, VIII C 53

s. XVI1 (copied between 1460 and 1480 acc. Fossier). Prov.: Naples, Farnese Library.

Paper, 121 f., a single hand.

Astrology: Petrus Bonus Advogarius, zodiacal chorography, ‘Civitates Arieti subiectae. Florentia, Faventia, Neapolis…’ (1r); tables ‘Gradus qui tenebrosi, lucidi, vacui et fumosi dicuntur’ (1v-2r); Ptolemaica (3r-115v); table of contents (117r-118v); George of Trebizond, Liber de antisciis (119r-121r, incomplete ‘… vel ut verius dicam exiliores’). Blank: 2v, 116, 121v.

Lit. P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, I, London-Leiden, 1977, 403; M. Fossier, La bibliothèque Farnèse. Etude des manuscrits latins et en langue vernaculaire, Roma, 1982, 365.

3r‑115v

‘Ioannis Ioviani Pontani liber primus commentationum in centum sententiis Ptholomei ad ill<ustre>m principem Federicum ducem Urbini foeliciter incipit. [preface] Tametsi publicarum rerum administratio, bellique gerendi cura deterrere me iure possent, Federice dux fortissime… (4r) [text] [title in upper margin:] De mathematici officio et quod est. A te et a scientia, fieri enim nequit ut qui sciens est particulares rerum formas pronuntiet… [comm.] Nec medici, nec morales (!) philosophi sola est cognitio, sed quaedam etiam operatio — (111v) [text] … at si ab occasu moventur ad ortum eternus hostis. [comm.] … tum stellarum radii vel trahentes eas, vel impellentes pro qualitate aspectus et virium efficatia. Τέλος.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Giovanni Pontano) (B.1.9). Marginal notes and corrections by the scribe.