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Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, 10009 (olim Toledo 98-20)

s. XIII2 (after c. 1262, date of Hermes’s Centiloquium).


Toledo, MS glossed by Alvaro de Oviedo (whose name ‘Alvarus’ appears in two glosses, one with the date 1282 f. 13vb and the other f. 41rb).


cathedral of Toledo.

Parchment, 227 f., a single very neat hand, large initial reserved f. 3r, decorated initials.

Astronomy and astrology: astronomical tables for 1209 and 1229, partly empty (1r-2v); canons of Toledan tables (3ra-17ra); astrolabe ‘Nos iuxta rectam imaginagionem (!) inchoantes…’ (17rb-18rb, ed. Millàs Vallicrosa, 313-316, this text differs from Thebit Bencora’s De recta imaginatione spere et circulorum eius diversorum); astrolabe ‘Astrologie speculationis exercicium causarum habere volentibus…’(18rb-20rb); Pseudo-Messahallah, De compositione astrolabii (20rb-23ra); Haly Embrani, De electionibus horarum (23va-38va); note ‘Memoria, ymago, intentio facere intentionem presentem…’ (38va); Pseudo-John of Seville, Epitome totius astrologie, Book II, in a different version ‘Primum considerandum est minutum gradus signi ascendentis cum astrolabio vel umbra Solis…’ (39ra-46vb); Messahallah, Liber receptionis (47ra-55va); Alcabitius, Introductorius (55vb-70ra); Alfraganus, De scientia astrorum, tr. Gerard of Cremona (70va-84vb); Ptolemaica (85ra-105vb); Capitula Almansoris (106ra-108vb); Pseudo-Aristotle, Iudicia, attr. Ptolemy: ‘Incipit Ptolomei liber…’ (109ra-117vb); Liber Arzachelis introductorius ad librum iudiciorum Arabum (118ra-125rb); Zael, De interrogationibus (125rb-128vb, incomplete); Raymond of Marseilles, Liber iudiciorum, attr. John of Seville (133ra-143ra, incomplete); Liber novem iudicum (145ra-209ra); Zael, De electionibus (209rb-213rb); ‘Aptatio. Et scito quod tempora excitant motus…’ (213rb-218rb, incomplete compilation of interrogations, whose beginning only corresponds to Zael’s Liber temporum); chapter index of Liber novem iudicum (218va-221ra); Hermes, Centiloquium (225ra-226vb). Blank: 143v-144v, 221rb-224.


J. M. Millàs Vallicrosa, Las traducciones orientales en los manoscritos de la Biblioteca Catedral de Toledo, Madrid, 1942, 166-180; Inventario general de manuscritos de la Biblioteca Nacional, XIV, Madrid, 2000, 288-290; R. Lemay, Le Kitāb at-Tamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Ja’far Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], New York, 1999 [unpublished], I, 215; F. S. Pedersen, The Toledan Tables. A Review of the Manuscripts and the Textual Versions with an Edition, København, 2002, I, 131.



‘In nomine patris et filli et spiritu sancti [in upper margin, by the scribe]. De hiis que ad iudiciorum veritatem attiinent (!) cum in illis totus astronomie consistat… (85rb) Astrorum sciencia de te et de illis. Hec in sermone de te et de illis videtur velle Ptholomeus duplicem esse astrorum scienciam… Deinceps quoque ad significationem stellarum signorum — librorum numerus quam sensus avida manu subtrahenda.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Hugo Sanctelliensis) (B.1.3)

. Glosses by Alvaro de Oviedo. Most of f. 95r and f. 95v have been left blank after Haly’s comm. on v. 50, presumably for another commentary on that verbum or for an introduction to the much commented upon v. 51.