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Arabus et Latinus

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London, British Library, Sloane 3554

s. XV.

Parchment, 111 f., a single neat hand.

Astrology and divination: ‘Incipit liber de angelis. Cum mane surgis habe Michaelem in mente tua…’ (2r-2v); Ptolemaica (3r-8r); Sortes regis Amalrici (8r-31v), interspersed with rules for the calculus of the victorious and the vanquished (12r-14r); De prohemio cuiusdam doctoris in commendatione Aristotilis (38v-41r) ; Pseudo-Aristotle, Secretum secretorum (41r-111r). Blank: 1r-1v (except note ‘Ptolomei Opus’, 1r); 111v.

Lit.Catalogue of Sloane Manuscripts, XV, s.l.n.d. (handwritten catalogue), 625-626.


‘Signorum alia generis masculini, alia feminini. Fe<minini>: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo — et eius pecunia dividitur, debitum si habet diminuitur.’