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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby 37

s. XIV (f. 1-55, the rest of MS dates from the 12th to the 15th c.).


England (f. 1-55).


Thomas Allen (f. 1-55).

Parchment (f. 1-55), 141 f. Composite MS made of six parts, the first of which (f. 1-55) is copied in a single hand.

Scientific texts (f. 1-55): Urso of Salerno, Aphorismi, end only (1r-3v); Secretum philosophorum (4r-43r); Ptolemaica (43r-45v); Pseudo-Albertus Magnus, Liber aggregationis (46r-55r); added astrological notes (55v). The other parts of the MS contain mostly non-scientific texts.


G. D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae, IX: Codices a viro clarissimo Kenelm Digby, Oxford, 1883, 33-34; O. Pächt, J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III: British, Irish, and Icelandic Schools, Oxford, 1973, 67 (no. 754).


‘Incipit liber ymaginum Tholomei omnibus modis proprior et veracior per quem omnes orientales operantur — et impetrabis ex eo quod annus (!) tuus desiderat. Explicit liber ymaginum Tholomei.’