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Cesena, Biblioteca Comunale Malatestiana, Comunitativa 167.123

s. XVI. Or.: probable autograph of Alexander Paduanus, ‘philosopher and physician of Forli’.

Paper, IV+183 f., a single hand. The layout of the MS suggests that it was meant to be printed.

Alexander Paduanus’s works of astrological medicine: title page (IIr); table of contents (IIIr-IVr); De iudiciis astrorum in morbis libri quatuor (1r-78r); Ptolemaica (83r-86v); In Abraham Avenezre Iudei de luminaribus et criticis diebus commentarius (89r-150r); De vera caussa (!) dierum criticorum causa disputatio (152r-163r); volume index of names and subjects (165r-183v). Blank: I, IIv, IVv, 78v-82v, 87r-88v, 150v-151v, 163v-164v.

Lit.Catalogo dei manoscritti della Biblioteca Comunitativa, s.l., 1897 (handwritten catalogue, not seen); P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, I, London-Leiden, 1977, 45.



‘Alexandri Paduani philosophi ac medici Foroliviensis Expositio super LX enuntiatum Ptolomei de figura XVI laterum. [text] Ptolomeus: Super aegrotis criticos dies inspice ac Lunae peragrationem in angulis figurae XVI laterum, uni enim eos angulos bene affectos inveneris, bene erit languenti, contra male, si eos afflictos inveneris. [comm.] Adeo varie locuti sunt doctores exponendo hanc sententiam Ptolomei ut vix quid sibi vellit coniectari — et intercidentibus atque vacuis. Et haec pro expositione huius enuntiati breviter dicta sufficiant.’