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Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 5251

s. XV. Prov.: Vienna, Stadtbibliothek.

Paper, 216 f., one main hand.

Astrology: Alcabitius, Introductorius (1r-37v); astrological tables and notes on the 12 houses and essential dignities (37v-39r); Capitula Almansoris, attr. ‘Albumazar’ (39v-44r); ‘Due sunt partibus astronomie, quorum una de motibus, altera de iudiciis…’, incomplete (44r-46r); ‘Incipit liber Albumazar de pluviis et mutationibus temporum. Sicud dicit Albumazar Sarracenus ad scientiam pluviarium…’ (46r-47v); text on nativities ‘Totum Alkabitium tabula est ubi in nativitatum operationibus…’ (48r-70v); notes on the Moon and the planets (71r-71v); tables of lunar mansions (72r-73r); Alkindi (?), Saturnus in Ariete sub radiis…, attr. Haly (73v-75r); notes ‘Quando Luna comburitur vide si Luna prospicit Saturnum…’ (75v); table: elections from the aspects of the Moon with the other planets (76v); ‘Incipit tractatus de ymbribus et aeris mutationibus et que certum circa versantur…’ (77r-98v, compilation of astrometeorology drawing on Guido Bonatti and others); Albumasar, Flores (99r-114r); ‘Scito quod omne quod stelle significant scilicet an res fiant et perficiantur…’ (114v-121r); Perscrutator, De impressionibus aeris (121v-134v); Arnold of Villanova, Introductorium ad iudicia astrologie quantum pertinet ad medicinam (135r-142v); ‘Corporum mundanorum principalium numerum et figuram, motum et qualitates et naturas signorum…’ (143r-144v); tables : dignities and degrees (145r-146r); Ptolemaica (146v); elections from the aspects of the Moon with the other planets ‘De aspectibus planetarum ad Lunam et primus sextilis est. Aspectus Solis sextilis. Fortunata dies ad agenda negotia regum…’ (147r-150r); ‘Aspectus planetarum est relatio eorum secundum diversus situs…’ (150v-155v); Zael, Liber iudiciorum (156r-203r, Introductorium, Quinquaginta precepta and De interrogationibus); ‘Liber Messahili (!) philosophi. Cum volueris scire quid accidat mundo de pluviis et ventis constitue ascendens horam introitus Solis in primum punctum Arietis…’ (203v-204r); Haly Abenragel, De iudiciis astrorum, II.1-2 (204v-208v); ‘Nota: Haly Abenragel de medicinis laxativis dandis. Cum autem alicui egrotus…’ (209r-210v); tables ‘Tabula ad sciendum tempus conceptionis et more in utero…’ and ‘Ad sciendum horam nati in utero matris per horam nativitatis’ (211r); Ptolemaica (211v); commented bibliography of over 100 astronomical and astrological books partly based on Pseudo-Albertus Magnus’s Speculum astronomie ‘Est autem scientia largo modo…’ (212r-216v). Blank: 76r.

Lit.Tabulae codicum manu scriptorum praeter Graecos et Orientales in Bibliotheca Palatina Vindobonensi asservatorum, IV: Cod. 5001-6500, Wien, 1870, 74; M. Roland, Die Handschriften der alten Wiener Stadtbibliothek in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Wien, 1999, 114-115.

146v

‘Cum proiectionem radiorum stellarum scire volueris, scias gradum ascendentis — erit locus radiationis equate, sicut (?) erit radiorum proiectio etc.’

211v

‘Dixerunt Ptholomeus et Hermes quod locus Luna qua infunditur sperma — et ipse fuit multociens expertus.’