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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Cambridge, University Library, Mm 2.18 (2313)

s. XIV2. Or.: Oxford. Prov.: Geoffrey de Wighton (fl. 1358-1365), franciscan friar, Oxford convent (cf. f. Iv: ‘Iste liber est fratris Galfridi de Wyghtone quem fecit scribi de elemosinis amicorum suorum’); Sir Thomas Knyvett (d. 1618); John Moore (d. 1714); George I, who presented the MS to the University Library, Cambridge, in 1715.

Parchment, I+344 f. (foliation omits 216, 242-244, 249-250, 275 and 330-331), a single neat hand, painted initials at beginning of each section, decorated initials.

Astronomy, mathematics and various: table of contents, medieval (Iv); Ptolemaica (1ra-49vb); Abbacus [Ibn ‘Abd al-Bāqī], Liber Iudei super decimum Euclidis (49vb-65rb); Algorismi, Algebra (65rb-69vb); Albubater [Abū Bakr], Liber mensurationum (69vb-76vb); Liber Saydi Abuothmi (76vb-77ra); Liber Aderameti (77ra-77vb); Liber augmenti et diminutionis (77vb-82va); Solinus, De mirabilibus mundi (83ra-103rb); Ethicus philosophus (103ra-115vb); Frontinus, Strategemata (115vb-131vb); Clement of Lanthony, Sententie ex patribus (131vb-133vb); Macrobius, Saturnalia, excerpts (133vb-145va); Gerald of Wales, De mirabilibus, excerpts 145va-147vb); De vita S. Zozime (147vb-148ra); Martial, Epigrams (148ra-149va); John of Salisbury, Metalogicon, excerpts (149va-165rb); Entheticus (165rb-169ra); Ovid, Metamorphoses, summary (169ra-220ra); comm. on Ovid’s Epistolae (220ra-224va); Valerius Maximus, Facta et dicta (224va-268rb); Boethius, De consolatione Philosophiae, with comm. Nicolaus Trivet (268va-344vb).

Lit.A Catalogue of the Manuscripts Preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge, IV, Cambridge, 1861, 132-138; Codices Boethiani: A Conspectus of Manuscripts of the Works of Boethius, I: Great Britain and the Republic of Northern Ireland, eds M. T. Gibson, L. Smith, London, 1995, 47; P. Binski, P. Zutshi, Western Illuminated Manuscripts: A Catalogue of the Collection in Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, 2011, 161-162 (no. 170); M. Moyon, La géométrie de la mesure dans les traductions arabo-latines médiévales, Turnhout, 2017, 132-133.

1ra‑49vb

‘Liber Ieber de astrologia [title in upper margin, hand of the scribe]. Sciencia species habet quarum melior post scienciam sunt digniores ut evanescant et destruantur. Completa est eius declaratio. Completus est tractatus nonus et est ultimus libri. Hunc librum transtulit in Toleto magister Girardus Cremonensis de Arabico in Latinum.’

= Geber, Liber super Almagesti (C.1.2). Preface, 1ra-1va; I, 1va-6vb; II, 6vb-13rb; III, 13rb-15vb; IV, 15vb-20vb; V, 20vb-28vb; VI, 28vb-35vb; VII, 35vb-43ra; VIII, 43ra-45va; IX, 45va-49vb. A few marginal notes by the scribe.