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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College, 35 (141)

s. XVin.




John Beverley, fellow of Gonville and Caius College, then canon of Lincoln (d. 1473), who donated the MS to the college, cf. f. 139r: ‘Hunc librum donavit collegio annunciationis beate Marie Gunvyl Cant<abrigie> venerabilis magister Iohannes Beverle, sacre theologie professor et socius collegii predicti, cuius anime propicietur Deus’.

Parchment, 139 f., two hands (f. 1r-137r and 137v-139r).

Natural philosophy and astronomy: Thomas of Cantimpré, De natura rerum (1ra-137ra); Ptolemaica (137va-139ra). Blank: 139v.


M. R. James, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the College Library of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Cambridge, 1907, 29-30.


‘Ptholomeus de composicione astrolabii [title in the margin, hand of the scribe]. Quoniam in mondi (!) spera motus perfectus et motus inperfectus — quia una eademque utrique convenit dicemus ad plenum. Explicit tractatus Ptholomei de compositione astrolabii universalis translatus a Roberto Cestrensi in civitate London<ie> de Arabico in Latinum.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Liber de compositione universalis astrolabii (B.13). No glosses.