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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 16198

s. XIV2 (c. 1362, cf. f. 198v). Or.: English hand (Avril/Stirnemann). Prov.: bequeathed by Aegidius Gossuin of Hermies (Pas-de-Calais) to the college of Sorbonne in the 14th c. (cf. f. 198v).

Parchment, I+199+Ia f., a single hand.

Astronomy, mathematics and astrology: Euclid, Elementa, ed. Campanus of Novara (2r-73v); Ptolemaica (74r-122v); Jordanus of Nemore, Arithmetica (123r-150r, incomplete); Simon Bredon, De arithmetica (151ra-155vb); geometry ‘Artis cuiuslibet consummatio…’ (156r-162v); ‘Tres circulos in astrolapsu descriptos…’ (162v-163r); comm. on Jordanus of Nemore’s Elementa super demonstrationem ponderum (163v-165v); Geminus of Rhodes, Elementa astronomie, attr. Ptolemy ‘Explicit quod abreviatum est de libro introductorii Ptholomei ad librum suum nominatum Almagesti’ (166r-177v); Campanus of Novara, Theorica planetarum (178ra-186vb); Alcabitius, Introductorius (187ra-198vb). F. Ira-1vb and 199ra-Iavb contain a fragment (?) of a non-scientific text by another hand.

Lit. L. Delisle, Inventaire des manuscrits de la Sorbonne conservés à la Bibliothèque Impériale sous les numéros 15176-16718 du fonds latin, Paris, 1870, 45-46; L. Delisle, Le cabinet des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale, II, Paris, 1874, 145 and 184; L. Thorndike, ‘Notes on Some Astronomical, Astrological and Mathematical Manuscripts of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris’, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 20 (1957), 112-172: 148-149; F. S. Benjamin, G. J. Toomer, Campanus of Novara and Medieval Planetary Theory, Theorica planetarum, Madison-London, 1971, 85; C. Samaran, R. Marichal, Catalogue des manuscrits en écriture latine portant des indications de date, de lieu ou de copiste, III: Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds latin (Nos 8001 à 18613), Paris, 1974, 703; P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, III, London-Leiden, 1983, 238; F. Avril, P. D. Stirnemann, Manuscrits enluminés d’origine insulaire, VIIe-XXe siècle, Paris, 1987, 161 (no. 200); D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, II: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bibliothèque nationale de France à Paris, Paris, 2015, 227-228.


‘<S>cientia species habet quarum melior post scientiam sunt digniores ut evanescant et destruantur (?). Illud enim est propositum.’

= Geber, Liber super Almagesti (C.1.2). Preface, 74r-74v; I, 74v-79v; II, 79v-84v; III, 84v-87r; IV, 87r-92v; V, 92v-100v; VI, 100v-107v; VII, 107v-115v; VIII, 115v-118r; IX, 118r-122v. No glosses.