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Arabus et Latinus

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Cracow, Biblioteka Jagiellońska, 805

s. XV1 (except for f. 405-415, from the late-14th c., 1399 for f. 414-415; the MS as a whole is often dated to the 14th c., but wrongly so).


University of Cracow. F. 414v-415r are in the hand of Johannes de Saccis of Pavia (d. 1433/1434), who became rector of the University of Cracow in 1425 and dean of the faculty of medicine in 1432/1433. He may be responsible, perhaps together with Andreas Grzymala (see Prov.), for assembling the MS.


Andreas Grzymala of Poznań, student of Johannes de Saccis and professor at the University of Cracow (d. 1466), cf. Iv: ‘Magistri An<dree> Grzimala venalis pro 4 florenis, adminus pro tribus’ and table of contents of the MS in the same hand; Jan Oswiecim, professor of theology at the University of Cracow (d. 1488), who bequeathed the MS to the university, cf. f. Iv: ‘Legatus per magistrum Iohannem de Oszwyaczym, professorem sacre theologie et custodem sancti Floriani pro libraria artistarum maioris domus eorundem’.

Paper, I+486 f. (new foliation in pencil), several contemporary hands, of which one copied f. 335-382 and another f. 392-401. At least one folio is missing after f. 382.

Collection of medical treatises (full description in Kowalczyk), except for f. 335-415, devoted to astrology, medicine and astronomy: Zael, Liber iudiciorum (335ra-358vb: Introductorium, Quinquaginta precepta and De interrogationibus); ‘Incipit abbreviatio eiusdem. Scito quod 12 sunt signa: Aries, Tha<urus>…’ (358vb-360rb); Ptolemaica (360va-360vb); Gentilis de Fulgineo, De venenis et morsu venenosi surdi (360vb-361rb); ‘Incipit anothomia (!) bona et utilis. Testatur Galienus in Tegni…’ (361va-367va); ‘Sequitur de balneis naturalibus…’ (367va-367vb); Petrus Hispanus, Thesaurus pauperum (368ra-371vb); Alcabitius, Introductorius, end gone (372ra-382vb); Hermes, Centiloquium (392ra-393va); Ptolemaica (393va-396va); Bethen, Centiloquium (396va-398rb); Liber de effectibus planetarum ‘Incipit tractatus de planetis. Sapientibus habere fructum planetarum primo oportet scire quis ordo ipsorum sit…’ (398br-400rb); ‘Triplex est regio: celestis, elementaris et humani corporis…’ (400rb-401vb); ‘Celum autem consequentium recte philozophancium… Et sic est finis canonum principalium astrolabii sperici’ (401vb-404vb); geomancy ‘Via significat motum in omni re mendicos et egenos…’ (405r-409v); Johannes de Saccis of Pavia (?), horoscopes of the conception and nativity of Elisabeth Bonifacia, daughter of Queen Jadwiga of Poland, born on 22 June 1399, with notes (414v-415r); syzygy tables for 1379-1380 (415v). Blank: 311-334, 383-391, 410r-414r.


G. Rosińska, Scientific Writings and Astronomical Tables in Cracow. A Census of Manuscripts Sources (xivth-xvith Centuries), Wrocław-Warszawa, 1984, 554 (index); M. Markowski, Astronomica et astrologica Cracoviensia ante annum 1550, Firenze, 1990, 299; M. Kowalczyk et al., Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum medii aevi latinorum qui in Bibliotheca Jagellonica Cracoviae asservantur, VI: Numeros continens inde a 772 usque ad 1190, Wrocław, 1996, 178-188; R. Lemay, Le Kitāb at-Tamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Ja’far Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], New York, 1999 [unpublished], I, 238; B. Láng, Unlocked Books. Manuscripts of Learned Magic in the Medieval Libraries of Central Europe, University Park [Pennsylvania], 2008, 252-253 and 322.


‘De stellis caudatis [title added in upper margin by another hand]. <D>ixit Ptolomeus quod stelle cum caudis sunt novem — in regibus et divitibus apparebit, nova cenaculum dicitur.’


‘Incipit Centiloquium Ptolomei. (393vb) <D>ixit Ptholomeus: Iam scripsi tibi, Iesure, libros de hoc quod operantur stelle in hoc et sunt… Verbum primum. <S>cientia stellarum et ex te et illis stellis — ex aliqua civitate eiusdem climatis. Explicit Centiloquium Ptolomei.’

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

, without the commentary. No glosses.