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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 10253

s. XVex (f. 1-79 completed in 1481, cf. f. 79r: ‘Perfecta copia ab originali mendoso tam in textu quam in figuris 28 Ianuarii 1481 incompleto, Neapoli, per A<rnaldum> de Bruxella’; f. 84-168 completed in 1487, cf. f. 168r: ‘Finitum est opus in Urbe Parthenopis die 8 Martii 1487 in meridie per Arnaldum de Bruxella’). Or.: copied by Arnald of Brussels in Naples. Prov.: Bernard Collot (d. 1755), canon of Notre-Dame of Paris, who bequeathed his MSS to the library of the kings of France in 1751.

Paper, 169 f., a single neat hand.

Astronomy and astrology: Ptolemaica (6r-138v); Matheus de Guarimbertis, De directione et proiectione radiorum et aspectuum (140r-168r); added note in Greek (169r). Blank: 1r-5v, 139, 168v, 169v.

Lit. L. Delisle, Inventaire des manuscrits conservés à la Bibliothèque Impériale sous les numéros 8823-11503 du fonds latin, Paris, 1863, 66; L. Thorndike, ‘Giovanni Bianchini in Paris Manuscripts’, Scripta Mathematica 16 (1950), 5-12 and 169-180: 176-180; E. Poulle, La bibliothèque scientifique d’un imprimeur humaniste au XVe siècle. Catalogue des manuscrits d’Arnaud de Bruxelles à la Bibliothèque nationale de Paris, Genève, 1963, 38-44; 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, 159; P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, III, London-Leiden, 1983, 244; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, II: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bibliothèque nationale de France à Paris, Paris, 2015, 189.


‘Tractatus primus de arismetricha per Iohannem de Blanchinis. Liber primus. Incipit prohemium. Arismetricha dico quod determinatur per numeros, et duo noto diffinitiones numerorum — in lineis rectis inclusorum, cum quibus perficientur opus nutu Dei gloriosi.’

= Giovanni Bianchini, Flores Almagesti (C.1.16). I, 6r-23r; II, 23r-35v; III, 36r-46r; IV, 46r-54r; V, 54r-79r (f. 79v: ‘Tabula proportionum figure sectatoris composite per Iohannem Blanchinum’; f. 80r-83v are blank); VI, 84r-103r; VII, 103r-130v; VIII, 130v-138v. Full table of contents in Thorndike. A few marginal notes by the scribe.