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Cambridge, Trinity College, O.3.13 (1185)

s. XVI. Or.: ‘Roman hand’ (James).

Paper, V+193 f., a single neat hand.

Astronomy and astrology: table of contents, added (Ir); Pseudo-Albertus Magnus, Speculum astronomie (1r-7v); ‘Canones tabularum coniunctionum et oppositionum atque eclipsium quas composuit Abraam Iudeus Salmanticensis feliciter incipiunt. Dixit Abraam filius Samuelis filii Abrae Zecuel quod honorabilius in scientia astronomie…’ (7v-10v); John of Saxony, Canones, attr. John of Ligneres (10v-21r); ‘Canones tabularum coniunctionum et oppositionum atque eclipsium quas edidit Iacob Iudeus qui aliter vocatur Poel incipiunt. Dixit Iacob filius David Boni Diei: Eo quod in scientia mathematicalis inter ceteras scientias…’ (21r-25v); astronomical tables (26r-56r); Sacrobosco, De sphera (58r-64v); Theorica planetarum Gerardi (65r-74r); ‘Tabularum resolutarum canones feliciter expliciuntur. Quoniam tabularum Alfonsi laboriosa…’ (74v-80v); Alcabitius, Introductorius (80v-97v); Messahallah, De revolutionibus annorum mundi (98r-104r); Messahallah, Liber receptionis (104r-113r); Messahallah, Liber interpretationum (113v-116r); Hermann of Carinthia, Liber imbrium (116r-118r); Messahallah, De cogitatione (118r-118v); Messahallah, Epistola de rebus eclipsium (118v-120v); Ptolemaica (120v); ‘De amicis. Preterea aspice applicationem domini ascendentis eum domino 11…’ (120v-123r); Albumasar, Flores (123r-132v); Haly Embrani, De electionibus horarum (132v-146v); Zael, Liber iudiciorum (146r-183r, opening with De interrogationibus); Pseudo-John of Seville, Epitome totius astrologie, Book IV (183r-185v); Capitula Almansoris (185v-188v); Gergis, De significatione septem planetarum in domibus (188v-189v); diagrams (191r-193r). Blank: Iv-Vv (except drawing f. Vr and ex-libris Trinity College f. Vv), 56v-57v, 190r-190v.

Lit. M. R. James, The Western Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge. A Descriptive Catalogue, III, Cambridge, 1902, 195-197; P. Zambelli, S. Caroti, M. Pereira, S. Zamponi, Alberto magno: Speculum astronomiae, Pisa, 1977, 110-111; A. Paravicini Bagliani, Le Speculum Astronomiae, une énigme? Enquête sur les manuscrits, Turnhout, 2001, 14-15.

120v

‘Liber Alcoali (!) de nativitatibus feliciter incipitur. Cum proiectionem radiorum stellarum scire volueris, scias gradum ascendentis — erit locus radiationis equate.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Liber proiectionis radiorum stellarum (B.18). No glosses. The title ‘Liber Alcolai’ seems to apply to the whole section f. 120v-123r.