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Jena, Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, El. f. 67

s. XIV.


monastery of Zerbst in Saxony (f. 141v: ‘Est autem liber iste fratrum minorum in Cerwist’, late medieval hand); Johann Friedrich I, Elector of Saxony (1532-1554), in 1538 (inner front cover: ‘Anno MDXXXVIII. Hunc codicem donavit illustrissimo principi, duci Saxoniae, electori Iohanni Friderico senatus Cervestensis’).

Parchment, 141 f., several similar hands, one of which copied f. 84-139, decorated initials.

Mathematics, optics and astronomy: table of contents, 16th c. (inner front cover); Euclid, Elementa, ed. Campanus of Novara (1r-73v); Euclid, Liber de visu (73v-79r); Euclid, De speculis (79r-82r); De quadratura circuli per lunulas (82v-83v); Alfraganus, De scientia astrorum, tr. John of Seville (84r-92v); Ptolemaica (93r-139r); comm. on Boethius’s De consolatione Philosophiae, fragment (141ra-141rb); table of contents, 14th or 15th c. (141v). Blank: 139v-140v.


B. Tönnies, Die Handschriften der Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Jena, I: Die mittelalterlichen lateinischen Handschriften der Electoralis-Gruppe, Wiesbaden, 2002, 172-173.


‘Scientia habet species quarum melior post scientiam sunt digniores ut evanescant et destruantur. Completa est eius declaratio. Conpletus est tractatus nonus et est ultimus libri philosophi Geber.’

= Geber, Liber super Almagesti (C.1.2)

. Preface, 93r-93v; I, 93v-99r; II, 99r-105r; III, 105r-107r; IV, 107v-112v; V, 112v-119v; VI, 120r-126r; VII, 126r-133r; VIII, 133r-135v; IX, 135v-139r. No glosses.