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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 10268

s. XV2 (1470 for f. 1-22; the year 1478 is mentioned f. 120v).

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, VI+141 f. foliated 133-144 and 1-129, a single neat hand.

Astronomy and astrology: table of contents (Ir); table of contents of Bartholomew of Parma’s Tractatus spere (IIr, see f. 49-129); Ptolemaica (133r-138r); Thebit Bencora (?), De quantitate stellarum et planetarum et proportione terre (138v-141r); Sacrobosco, De sphera (1r-21v); Robertus Anglicus, comm. on Sacrobosco’s De sphera (23r-47v); Bartholomew of Parma, Tractatus spere (49r-129v). According to the table of contents f. Ir, the MS also contained ‘Epistola Messahalla de coniunctionibus planetarum, 130 [=Messahallah, Epistola de rebus eclipsium]; Almansor filius Amet de stellis fixis et significatis (!) earum, 145 [=Capitula Almansoris?]; De viginti octo mansionibus Lune, 147; De ymaginibus celi, 163; Abraham de 28 mansionibus celi, 175; Iohannes Hispalensis de mutatione aeris, 181 [=Pseudo-John of Seville, Tractatus pluviarum et aeris mutationis]; Centiloquium Bireni in astrologia, 184 [=Bethen, Centiloquium]; Alter tractatus de mutatione aeris, 194; Alter tractatus de mutatione aeris, 211; Epistola Messahalla de mutationibus aeris, 213 [=Messahallah, In pluviis et ventis epistola?]; Messahalla de interrogationibus, 217 [=Messahallah, Liber receptionis?]’. Blank: Iv, IIv-VIv, 141v-144v, 22r-22v, 48r-48v.

Lit.

L. Delisle, Inventaire des manuscrits conservés à la Bibliothèque Impériale sous les numéros 8823-11503 du fonds latin, Paris, 1863, 67; 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, 75-78; 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, 163; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, II: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bibliothèque nationale de France à Paris, Paris, 2015, 191.

133r‑138r

‘Incipit liber Thebith filii Chore de hiis que indigent expositione antequam legatur liber Almagesti. <E>quator diei est circulus maior qui describitur super duos polos orbis ― aut propinqui oppositioni erunt retrogradi. Explicit liber Thebit filii Core de hiis que indigent expositione antequam legatur liber Almagesti. Deo gracias.’