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Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 5392

s. XVI1 (for f. 1-239; 15th c. for f. 241-413). Prov.: Vienna, Stadtbibliothek.

Parchment, 416 f., composite MS made of two main parts, the first of which (f. 1-239) was copied by three hands (I: f. 1r-4v, 8r-29v, 39r-220r and 228r-231v; II: f. 5r-7r, 30r-38v and 223r-225v; III: f. 233r-239r).

Astronomy and astrology: Ptolemaica (1r-225v); Hypsicles, De ascensionibus (228r-231v); Ptolemaica (233r-237r); Thebit Bencora, De recta imaginatione spere et circulorum eius diversorum (237r-239r); Albumasar, Introductorium maius, tr. John of Seville (241r-345v); Albumasar, De magnis coniunctionibus (346r-413v). Blank: 7v, 220v-222v, 226r-227v, 232r-232v, 239v-240v, 347, 414-416.

Lit.Tabulae codicum manu scriptorum praeter Graecos et Orientales in Bibliotheca Palatina Vindobonensi asservatorum, IV: Cod. 5001-6500, Wien, 1870, 114-115; Katalog der datierten Handschriften in lateinischer Schrift in Österreich, III: F. Unterkircher, Die datierten Handschriften der österreichischen Nationalbibliothek von 1451 bis 1500, I, Wien, 1974, 77.

1r‑225v

‘Geber. Liber primus. Verba Gebri filii Affla Hispalensis. Scientia species habet quarum melior post scientiam (218r) sunt digniores ut evanescant et destruantur, et illud est propositum. Finis noni ultimi librorum. Τελοσ. [appendix] Nota in figura tredecima libri primi Geber quod arcus ag subtensus recto potest esse… (219r) Nota in figura decima quarta septimi libri Geber quod centrum orbis signorum potest esse infra triangulum ad dyametrum circuli abg quod proponebatur. (223r) [additional notes] Annotationes in Gebrum. Textus fo: 1. Et de eis. Prima difficultas propter narrationem prachticae et theorice orbe signorum aliud est tosus (?) meridiem ab eo.’

= Geber, Liber super Almagesti (C.1.2). Preface, 1r-4v; I, 4v-29r; II, 29r-57r; III, 57r-67v; IV, 67v-90v; V, 90v-123r; VI, 123r-154r; VII, 154r-186r; VIII, 186r-198v; IX, 198v-218r; Appendix, 218r-220r (half of f. 220r and f. 220v-222v blank); additional notes, 223r-225v. Marginal corrections and notes by scribe II, who also copied f. 223r-225v.

233r‑237r

‘Thebit praecognitionis Almagesti. Thebit ben Corach de hiis quae indigent expositione antequam legatur Almagesti. Aequator diei est circulus maior qui describitur super 2 polos mundi ― aut propinqui oppositioni Solis erunt retrogradi. Explicit Thebit de hiis quae indigent expositione antequam legatur Almagesti, et dixit Aequator diei.’