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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Lyon, Bibliothèque Municipale, 328

s. XIVex (copied in 1393-1395). Or.: Paris, copied by Johannes Ladourie (f. 21r: ‘… finitus Parisius anno Christi 1393° in vigilia nativitatis domini per manus Iohannis filii Henrici Ladourie’; f. 80v: ‘… et fuit scriptum Parisius per manus Io<hannis> Ladourie in vigilia conceptionis beate Marie post meridiem, finitum anno Christi 1395° etc.’). Prov.: Lyon, Jesuit College, by 1609 (f. 1r).

Parchment, 80 f., a single hand, painted initials at the beginning of each text.

Astrology and astronomy: Alfraganus, De scientia astrorum, tr. John of Seville (1r-21r); Zael, Liber iudiciorum (21v-46v, Introductorium, Quinquaginta precepta and De interrogationibus); Ptolemaica (47r-58r); Jordanus of Nemore (?), Demonstratio de algorismo (59r-63v); Jordanus of Nemore (?), Demonstratio de minutiis (63v-68v); Ptolemaica (69r-70r); Thebit Bencora, Liber prestigiorum (70r-74r); De utilitatibus astrolabii, c. 19 (74r-74v); ‘Ut testatur Ergaphalau…’ (74v-75r); Albumasar, Ysagoga minor (75r-78r, incomplete); Ptolemaica (78v-79r); John of Murs, Figura inveniendi sinus kardagarum (79v-80v). Blank: 58v.

Lit.Catalogue général des manuscrits des bibliothèques publiques de France. Départements, XXX, Paris, 1900, 75-76; C. Samaran, R. Marichal, Catalogue des manuscrits en écriture latine portant des indications de date, de lieu ou de copiste, VI: Bourgogne, Centre, Sud-Est et Sud-Ouest de la France, Paris, 1968, 249; C. Burnett, ‘Catalogue. The Writings of Adelard of Bath and Closely Associated Works, Together with the Manuscripts in which they Occur’, in Adelard of Bath. An English Scientist and Arabist of the Early Twelfth Century, ed. C. Burnett, London, 1987, 163-196: 184 (no. 70); R. Lemay, Le Kitāb at-Tamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Ja’far Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], New York, 1999 [unpublished], I, 213-214.

47r‑58r

‘Tractatus de spera corporea in plano ponenda. [translator’s preface] Quemadmodum Ptolomeus et ante eum non nulli veteris auctoritatis viri antiquas seculi scribunt hystorias… (47v) [text] Cum sit possibile, Iesuri, et plurimumque necessarium ut in plano represententur circuli in speram corpoream incidentes — (57r) et cum meridianis signa distinguentibus. [propositiones planisperii] Si a termino unius diametri circuli recti ducatur… Capitula planisperii sive theorenuata (!). Quoslibet duos circulos— per polum zodiaci necessarie transire habet vel est.’

= Ptolemy, Planispherium (tr. Hermann of Carinthia) (A.6.1), Class I. Translator’s preface, 47r-47v; text, 47v-57r; Propositiones planisperii, 57r-58r (with the two ‘additional chapters’ at the beginning). Interlinear and marginal corrections, apparently by the scribe, especially f. 47r-48v.

69r‑70r

‘Doctrina stellarum ex te et illis. Nec est docti in ea ut proheret formam actus individualis — [39] supra parvitatem lucri agricolarum suorum cum eo.’

78v‑79r

‘Incipit 25m theorema primi Gebi (!) super Almagesti. <E>t cum iam hoc ostensum sit, incipiamus ostendere semitam qua quod de lateribus trianguli rectilinei et angulis… Glosa. Glosa. Hic incipit ostendere Geber per tria nota — voluimus demonstrare. Glosa: Quoniam omnis trianguli — illos angulos etc. Et est finis primi libri Geberi sed hic (?) non est primum etc.’

= Geber, Liber super Almagesti (C.1.2), last chapters of Book I (numbered 24-26 in ed. 1534, here numbered 25-28 in the margin), with short alternating ‘glose’. See Palermo, CSF, 4, f. 7v-10r.