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Ptolemaeus

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Florence, Biblioteca Riccardiana, 163

s. XIII. Prov.: Florence, convent of San Marco, by the 15th c., cf. fainted ex-libris f. 1v: ‘Liber … (?) Sancti Marci de Florentia ordinis predicatorum’, and f. 2r : ‘Liber Sancti Marci de Florentia ordinis predicatorum’.

Parchment, 72 f., a single neat hand, decorated initials. At least one quire is missing between f. 36 and 37.

Astrology: alphabetical index to the Centiloquium, incomplete A-L (1r); Ptolemaica (2r-25v, 25v-26r and 26v); Capitula Almansoris (27r-32r); Alcabitius, Introductorius, I.1-44 (33r-36v, incomplete due to missing folia); Haly Embrani, De electionibus horarum (37r-71r). Blank: 1v (except for ex-libris and title ‘Centiloquium Ptolemei’), 32v, 71v-72v.

Lit.Inventario e stima della Libreria Riccardi. Manoscritti e edizioni del secolo XV, Firenze, 1810, 8.

2r‑25v

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‘Incipit Liber centiloquii compositus a prudentissimo Ptholomeo super iudicia astrorum ad Iesurem discipulum suum. Dixit Ptholomeus: Iam scripsi tibi, Iesure, libros de hoc quod operantur stelle in hoc mundo… Capitulum primum Centiloquii. Sciencia stellarum ex te et illis est… Expositio Haly Berodohan. Quod dixit Ptholomeus, ex te et illis, significat quod qui res futuras prenoscere — et ego Deum precor ut te diligat. Amen. Perfecta est huius libri translatio 17 die mensis Martii, 12 die mensis Iumedi secundi anno Arabum 530. Explicit liber Ptholomei qui dictus est centum verba.’

25v‑26r

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‘Tractatus Pthol<ome>i de 9 stellis caudatis seu cometis. Dixit Pth<olomeu>s quod stelle cum caudis sunt 9 — significabit mortalitatem multam et decollationem. De stella secunda que dicitur Tenaculum, nulla facit mentionem.’

26v

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‘De loco Lune in hora infusionis spermatis secundum Ptholomeum et Hermetem. Dixerunt Pth<olomeu>s et Hermes quod locus Lune in hora qua infunditur — et hoc expertus fuit multotiens.’