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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Erlangen, Universitätsbibliothek, 434 (264)

s. XIV (13th/14th c. acc. Fischer, second half acc. Nicoud).

Or.:

Germany (German hand), probably Bavaria (cf. prov. and note added by a later hand f. 270ra: ‘Remedia tempore pestilentie observanda collecta per magistrum Fr<anciscum?>, artis medicine professorem de Nurberga [Nürnberg], compilata anno domini MCCCLXXIX quando pestilentia maxima per totam quasi Alimoniam regnavit’).

Prov.:

monastery of Heilsbronn in the 15th c. (ex-libris f. 1r, 78v and 270v).

Parchment, 278 f. numbered 1-7 in pencil (=1*-7* below) and 1-[271] in a medieval hand (with f. 141 and 201-205 missing), one main hand (‘von ähnlichen Händen’ acc. Fischer, 526), MS copied with care, decorated initial on f. 1r.

Medicine, natural philosophy, astrology and various: table giving one key-word for every year from 1300 to 1419 (1*r-1*v); calendar (2*r-7*v); William of Saint-Cloud, Kalendarium regine Francie (1ra-7rb); added alphabetical table of subjects dealt with on f. 14v-42v (7va-8vb and 140ra-140vb); Pseudo-Aristotle, Epistola de conservanda sanitate ad Alexandrum (9ra-10va); William of Aragon, De pronosticatione sompniorum libellus, attr. ‘Albertus’ (10va-14rb); Giles of Rome, De regimine regum (14va-42va); commentaries on various Aristotle’s treatises (43ra-108ra); Nicholas of Lyra, Contra Iudeos (108va-119ra); Pseudo-Aristotle, Secretum secretorum (119ra-140ra); Albertus Magnus, De impressionibus aeris (142ra-148va); ‘Incipit libellus de sculpturis lapidum. Si in aliquo preciosorum lapidum sigillum tale sculptum inveneris Scorpionem et Sagittarium…’ (148va-149rb); Ptolemaica (149rb-150rb); ‘Tractatus quidam de metallis. Sicut dicit liber qui continet veterum variationes…’ (150va-151va); ‘Albertus de naturis lapidum. Generaliter primo dicendum de lapidibus preciosis…’ (152ra-156rb); ‘Incipiunt conclusiones libri decretorum. Lieber (!) igitur decretorum distinctus est in 3 partes…’ (156rb-161ra); Astronomia Ypocratis, anonymous tr. (161ra-163vb); Persius, Liber satirarum (163vb-182va); Arnold of Bamberg, Regimen sanitatis (183ra-188vb); Arnold of Villanova, Regimen sanitatis (188vb-200ra); Johannes de Garlandia, Cornutus, with comm. (206ra-227vb); ‘Materia quatuor librorum sententiarum Petri <Lombardi> metrice…’ (228ra-231rb); medical texts (231va-257rb); Albumasar (?), Liber similitudinum (257va-261ra); computus ‘Tabula vocatur tabula inventionis Lune…’ (261ra-262rb); Robert Grosseteste, De impressionibus aeris (262ra-265vb); Alcabitius, Introductorius, Book I (265vb-270ra); added notes (270ra-[271]r), including a table of contents of the MS (270rb-270va).

Lit.

H. Fischer, Katalog der Handschriften der Universitätsbibliothek Erlangen, I: Die lateinischen Pergamenthandschriften, Erlangen, 1928, 521-526; E. Zinner, ‘Aus alten Handschriften’, Naturforschende Gesellschaft Bamberg 38 (1962), 8-57: 25; R. I. Harper, The Kalendarium Regine of Guillaume de St.-Cloud, PhD dissertation, Emory University, 1966, 18-20; M. Nicoud, Les régimes de santé au Moyen Âge, Roma, 2007, II, 822.

149rb‑150rb

‘Incipiunt ymagines Albumasarum. Ymagines Albumasar quibus omnes orientales operantur et non curant de aliis sed observant ut sit Luna boni aspectus et alii planete dum operantur et provenit ad effectum intendentis. Aries cum eiusdem horiscopo (!). Cum volueris ligare latrones ut non intrent domum, figurabis ymaginem viri exere cum ascenderit prima facies Alhamel — Aquarius et eius hor<iscopo>. Edite sunt iste ymagines super facies signorum. Unde qui voluerit operari provideat ut operetur illud cum Luna fuerit in ascendente facie ex signo et accipiat locum fortune.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, De imaginibus super facies signorum (B.5)

, incomplete, missing the signs of Aquarius and Pisces. No glosses.