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Cracow, Biblioteka Jagiellońska, 569

s. XIVin. Or.: France. Prov.: Matthias of Miechów (1457-1523), cf. f. IIIv (in Nicolaus de Wieliczka’s hand): ‘Datum pro libraria universitatis studii Cracoviensis per venerabilem dominum doctorem Mathiam de Miechow, canonum Cracoviensem’; Nicolaus de Szadek, fl. 1518-1532; Valentinus Fontana (1545-1618); Jan Brożek (1585-1652), cf. f. IIIv: ‘Ego Ioannes Broscius Curzelouiensis acceperam istum librum a clarissimo domino Valentino Fontano anno 1614. Vide privilegium astrologi ordinarii in quo auxit censum ipsius piae memoriae dominus Matthias Miechouvita, ubi mentionem fecit huius et aliorum librorum…’.

Parchment, V+200 f., a single neat hand. One or several folia are missing between f. 120 and 121.

Geometry, astronomy and optics: table of contents by Matthias of Miechów (IIIv); Anaritius [al-Nairīzī], comm. on Euclid’s Elementa (1r-23r); Abbacus [Ibn ‘Abd al-Bāqī], Liber Iudei super decimum Euclidis (23r-37v); Euclid, Elementa, ed. Campanus of Novara, Books XI-XV in a reworked version (37v-47r); Ibn Mu‘ādh, De crepusculis (47r-48v); Campanus of Novara, reworking of Theodosius’s Spherica (49r-63v); Ptolemaica (63v-115r); Pseudo-Messahallah, Liber de orbe, short version (115r-120r); Egidius de Baisiu, Improbatio cuiusdam cause que solet assignari quare radius Solis transiens per foramen quadrangulare facit figuram rotundam in pariete, end gone (120r-120v); Alhazen, De aspectibus, fragment from Book VII, beginning gone (121r-122v); Alkindi, De aspectibus (122v-128r); Tideus, De speculis (128r-128v); Ptolemy, Optica (129r-146v); Euclid, Elementa, ed. Campanus of Novara (147r-198v). Blank: I-II, 199-200.

Lit. A. A. Björnbo, S. Vogl, Alkindi, Tideus und Pseudo-Euklid. Drei optische Werke, Leipzig-Berlin, 1912, 132-134; L. Hajdukiewicz, Biblioteka Macieja z Miechowa, Wroclaw, 1960, 287-290; G. Rosińska, Scientific Writings and Astronomical Tables in Cracow. A Census of Manuscripts Sources (xivth-xvith Centuries), Wrocław-Warszawa, 1984, 553 (index); M. Kowalczyk et al., Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum medii aevi latinorum qui in Bibliotheca Jagellonica Cracoviae asservantur, IV: Numeros continens inde a 564 usque ad 667, Wrocław, 1988, 26-30; A. Lejeune, L’Optique de Claude Ptolémée dans la version latine d’après l’arabe de l’émir Eugène de Sicile, Leiden-New York, 1989, 42-43.

63v‑115r

‘Incipit liber Ieber. Scientia species habet quarum melior post scientiam sunt digniores ut evanescant et destruantur. Completa est declaratio eius. Explicit liber Ieber quo corrigit Almagestis (!) Ptholomei.’

= Geber, Liber super Almagesti (C.1.2). Preface, 63v-64v; I, 64v-70v; II, 70v-77r; III, 77r-79r; IV, 79r-84v; V, 84v-92v; VI, 92v-100r; VII, 100r-108r; VIII, 108r-110v; IX, 110v-115r. Glosses by the scribe or a similar hand up to f. 69r. Marginal note by another hand f. 64v.