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London, University College, lat. 16

s. XV2 (f. 39-133 were copied in 1467 and 1468, and so were certainly f. 3-38, despite the colophon f. 21rb giving the date 1406 (see below), which would rather be the date of the exemplar (as suggested by Ker) or a mistake for 1466).

Or.:

Sienna for f. 3-38, if the colophon f. 21rb is reliable: ‘… per me Filipum die penultimo Septembris 1406 in civitate Senarum’; f. 39-69 were copied ‘per me Hainricum Langenbach anno etc. 68’ (f. 69va), and f. 73-123r and 127r-133v by one Paul of Olomouc, cf. ‘… per me Paulum de Olomuncz’ (f. 100rb) and ‘per me Paulum de Iulcrimonte anno nativitatis domini M°CCCC67’ (f. 116ra).

Paper, 133 f., four hands (I: f. 3-38; II: f. 39-69; III: f. 73-123r and 127r-133v; IV: 123v-124v).

Astrology, astronomy, medicine and arithmetic: table of contents, added (2v); Ptolemaica (3ra-17ra); Hermes, Centiloquium (17ra-18va); Capitula Almansoris (18vb-21rb); Gergis, De significatione septem planetarum in domibus (21rb-23va); Guillelmus Anglicus, De urina non visa (23vb-26ra); onomancy ‘Si vis scire de aliquo an periclitetur vel non, ipsius nomen dividens per 9…’ (26ra-26rb); Arnold of Villanova (?), De aqua vite (26va-33rb); ‘Sequitur hic quedam recapitulacio de proprietatibus… aque…’ (33va-34va); ‘Incipit tractatus de iudicendis egris ad salutem vel ad mortem et de urinis non inspectis secundum astrologiam per interrogationem sive questionem. Deus omnipotentis posuit naturas creaturarum et motus…’ (34vb-38ra); ‘Quando a te queretur pro scientia alicuius si est veritas vel mendacium…’ (38rb-38vb); ‘De secreta scientia philosophorum… Secreta scientia philosophorum est apud doctos astrologos…’ (39ra-39vb); Nicolaus de Comitibus, astrometeorology ‘Cum te ab ineunte etate…’ (43ra-69va); Thaddeus of Parma, Expositio super theorica planetarum (73ra-100rb); Alcabitius, Introductorius (103ra-116ra); Astronomia Ypocratis, tr. William of Moerbeke (117ra-119va); Messahallah, Liber interpretationum, c. 1-2 (119va-120ra); Alchandreana ‘Nunc illud explicare debemus que stella quot horas dies, menses, annos bene collocata…’ (120ra-121va); Alchandreana ‘Si societatem hominum vis prenoscere si bona vel mala fuerit futura cursum Solis et Lune…’ (121va-123ra); Alchandreana ‘Item prologus de via accipienda vel non … (?). Si quis viam aliquam pergere incipiet…’ (123ra-123rb); star table for 1455 (123v-124v); Mattheus Moretus de Brixia, Introductorium in arithmetica ad calculum astronomie (127r-127v, repeated 128r-129v); canons of Alfonsine tables ‘Nunc accedam ad expositionem tabularum Alphonsii…’ (129v-132v); ‘Secreta iudicia huius artis sunt valde dispersa in capitulis librorum…’ (133ra-133va). Blank: 1-2r, 40-42, 70-72, 125-126.

Lit.

D. K. Coveney, A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of University College, London, 1935, 15-16; N. R. Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, I: London, Oxford, 1969, 345-346; L. Moulinier-Brogi, Guillaume l’Anglais, le frondeur de l’uroscopie médiévale (XIIIe siècle), Genève, 2011, 219-220.

3ra‑17ra

‘Incipit liber centum verborum Ptholomei. <D>ixerunt Ptholomeus et Hermes: Et locus Lune in hora — (3rb) et hic expertus fuit multociens. <P>tholomeus <dixit> quod stelle cum caudis sunt novem — (3va) in regibus et divitibus apparebit. <D>ixit Ptholomeus: Iam scripsi tibi, Iesure, libros de hoc quod operantur stelle in hoc seculo… (3vb) Verbum I. <S>cientia stellarum ex te et illis… <Q>uod dixit Ptholomeus, ex te et illis, significat quod qui res futuras prenoscere desiderat — et ego Deum precor nisi te diligat. Et prefecta est huius libri translacio. Expletus est liber centum verborum Ptholomei.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Plato of Tivoli) (B.1.2)

. The text opens with Pseudo-Ptolemy’s Dixerunt Ptholomeus et Hermes quod locus Lune… (B.10) on f. 3ra-3rb and De cometis (B.4) on f. 3rb-3va. No glosses.