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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 7266

s. XIVin. Prov.: Colbert; library of the kings of France in 1732.

Parchment, I+223 f. Composite MS, of which f. 1-47 form one unit copied by a single hand.

Astronomy and mathematics: table of contents of the whole MS, late medieval (Iv); Ptolemaica (1v-47vb); Albategni, De scientia astrorum (48ra-116vb); Abū Bakr, Liber mensurationum (117ra-127ra); Liber Saydi Abuothmi (127ra-127va); Liber Aderameti (127va-128rb); Liber augmenti et diminutionis (128rb-135vb); Johannes de Sicilia, Expositio super canones tabularum Arzachelis sive Toletanarum (136ra-220vb); scattered mathematical notes (222r-223v). Blank: 221. F. Ir and 1r (as well as 1v) contain fragments of non-scientific texts by other hands.

Lit.Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Regiae, IV: Cod. Latini 7226-8822, Paris, 1744, 332; F. S. Pedersen, Scriptum Johannis de Sicilia super canones Azarchelis de tabulis Toletanis, København, 1986, 34-35; F. S. Pedersen, The Toledan Tables. A Review of the Manuscripts and the Textual Versions with an Edition, København, 2002, 155; M. Moyon, La géométrie de la mesure dans les traductions arabo-latines médiévales, Turnhout, 2017, 134-135.



‘Ultime hominis promissiones, id est quod ultimo promittitur homini, hoc est amicies… Fiducia est socius etc, id est quando quis affectat aliquid… Securitas solitudinis etc., id est quando aliquis — (46vb) 99 partes et fac more solito. Ex radicibus, id est pri… (?). Expliciunt notule Almagesti. (47ra) Sciendum est quod in secundo libro est quiddam quod non est — et exibunt 101 pars etc. operando ubi in Christo. Alba fecit librum …iphie (?), id est librum significatur th (?).’

= Paris Commentary on the Almagest (C.1.8), with appendix, 47ra-47vb. This text is entitled ‘Expositiones breves et utiles super Almagesti’ in the table of contents f. Iv. Substantial glosses by the scribe.