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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, n.a.l. 625

s. XIVmed (f. 10-71 copied between 1348 and 1350).

Or.:

f. 10-71 copied in Paris and in Erfurt (cf. f. 13va: ‘Explicit theorica planetarum, scripta Parisius anno domini 1348 in vigilia Agnetis virginis’, f. 34r: ‘Explicit liber Alkapicii inchoatus Parisius sed completus Erfordie, anno domini 1349 in crastino nativitatis virginis gloriose’, f. 51v: ‘Explicit tractatus spere…, scriptus Erfordie anno domini 1350, perfecta in vigilia Michaelis’, f. 61v: ‘Explicit utilitas sive practica astrolabii…, scripta Erfordie anno domini 1350’ and f. 70v: ‘Explicit tractatus de proportionibus…, scriptus Parisius anno… 1348’), probably by Themo Judei.

Prov.:

‘Ex Bibl. Battlesden [Battlesden, Bedforshire?], Martii 1827’ (f. 2v); Thomas Phillipps (no. 3122).

Parchment, 181 f., two main hands copied f. 10-71 (probably Themo Judei) and 89v-181r respectively, decorated initials.

Astronomy, astrology, arithmetic and various: table of contents, 14th c. (2v); end of a lapidary (3va); Marbode of Rennes, De lapidibus (3va-9vb); Theorica planetarum Gerardi (10ra-13va); Prophatius Judeus, De aspectibus Lune ad alios planetas (13va-15va); fragment of a table (15vb); Prophatius Judeus, Quadrans novus (16ra-19vb); Alcabitius, Introductorius (20ra-34ra); Ptolemaica (34ra-46va and 46va-46vb); ‘Incipit tractatus de questionibus domorum celi et naturis planetarum. Capitulum ad sciendum voluntatem in intentionem venientis ad te pro intentione querendi… Cum vides aliquem ad te venientem et consideras…’ (46vb-49vb); ‘Spera est corpus rotundum sicut pilea vel pomum…’ (50ra-51vb, this text differs from Costa ben Luca’s De sphera solida); Sacrobosco, Algorismus (51vb-53rb); table of squares and cubes (54r); Capitula Almansoris (54va-57ra); ‘Incipit ars componendi astrolabium edita et inventa a Ptholomeo rege Egipti peritissimo astrorum. Rex astrorum Ptholomeus prudens in scientia…’ (57ra-59va); ‘Incipit usus utilitatum eiusdem. Zelo et amore quorumdam…’ (59va-61va); ‘Sciendum quod quamvis omnes stelle habeant virtutem in movendo corpora inferiora…’ (61va-61vb); Thomas Bradwardine, Tractatus proportionum (62ra-70va), with comm. Johannes Dumbleton (70va-71vb); ‘Modus generalis misteriandi numeros. In perscrutando ergo numerorum misteria…’ (72ra-76ra); ‘Compendium numerorum. Omnia, domine Ihesu teste, sapientia in numero, pondere et mensura disposuisti…’ (76rb-81ra) and other texts on numbers and arithmetic (81ra-85va); astronomy ‘Per patris ingeniti gratiam qui balbutientibus eloquentia…’ (85va-89rb); Astronomia Ypocratis, tr. William of Moerbeke (89va-93rb); ‘Incipit practica astronomie quantum pertinet medico, intitulata flores. Per primum numerum parem…’ (93va-97v); Seneca, Epistolae and other texts (98ra-181ra). Blank: 3r. F. 1-2 contain extraneous material.

Lit.

H. Omont, ‘Nouvelles acquisitions du département des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque nationale pendant les années 1896-1897’, Bibliothèque de l’école des Chartes 59 (1898), 81-135: 89-90; H. Hugonnard-Roche, L’œuvre astronomique de Thémon Juif, maître parisien du XIVe siècle, Genève-Paris, 1973, 16-17; C. Samaran, R. Marichal, Catalogue des manuscrits en écriture latine portant des indications de date, de lieu ou de copiste, IV.1: Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds latin (Suppléments), nouvelles acquisitions latines, petits fonds divers, Paris, 1981 107; R. Lemay, Le Kitāb at-Tamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Ja’far Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], New York, 1999 [unpublished], I, 372-376; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, II: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bibliothèque nationale de France à Paris, Paris, 2015, 258-259.

34ra‑46va

‘Incipit Centilogium Ptholomei. (34rb) Mundanorum ad hoc et ad illud mutatio est ex corporum celestium… Prima propositio Ptholomei. Scientia astrorum ex te et illis… Astronomus non debet dicere aliquid specialiter sed universaliter… Quod dixit, ex te et illis, significat quod qui res futuras cognoscere desiderat — et quanto melius quivimus exposuimus. Explicit Centilogium Ptholomei peritissimi astronomi cum commento Haly.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (version ‘Mundanorum’) (B.1.4), with proposition of v. 1 also given in Plato of Tivoli’s translation (B.1.2). No glosses.

46va‑46vb

‘Stelle cum caudis sunt 9 — in regibus et divitibus apparebit. Explicit distinctio stellarum cometarum.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, De cometis (B.4). No glosses.