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Lyon, Philippus Tinghus, 1583

Title page: ‘Speculum astrologiae, universam mathematicam scientiam in certas classes digestam complectens. Autore Francisco Iunctino Florentino S. T. D. ac eleemosynario ordinario serenissimi principis Francisci Valesii, Christianiß. Francorum ac Poloniae regis fratris unici Andegavensis ducis etc. Accesserunt etiam commentaria absolutissima in duos posteriores Quadripartiti Ptolemaei libros, innumeris observationibus referta, et certissimis aphorismis (quatenus ex siderum positione liceat Christiano more aliquid coniicere) ex probatissimorum astrologorum scriptis depromptis insignita. Quid in priori et posteriori tomo contineatur, elenchus post epistolam af lectorem subiunctus indicabit. Omnia sub censura Sanctae Ecclesiae Catholicae Romanae. Tomus prior. Lugduni, in officina Q. Phil<ippi> Tinghi Florentini, apud Simphorianum Beraud, M.D.LXXXIII. Cum privileg<io> Caes<aris> maiest<atis> et reg<is> Christian.’ Last page: ‘Excudebat Ioannes Quadratus, anno 1581 (!), 4 idus Aprilis.’

Francesco Giuntini’s Speculum astrologiae, vol. I: letter ‘Ad reverendissimos antistites ac reverendos inquisitores haereticae pravitatis’ (†2r); letter to the reader ([†3]r); chapter index ([†3]v); name index ([†4]r-[†4]v; Giuntini, Defensio bonorum astrologorum de astrologia iudiciaria adversus calumniatores (1-15); Giuntini, Isagoge in iudicia quae ex astrorum observatione fieri possunt (17-47); Ptolemaica (50-108 and 109-830); Pseudo-Ptolemy, Karpos, Greek (831-836); Ptolemaica (837-840); Hermes, Centiloquium (840-843); Capitula Almansoris (853-847); Ludovicus de Rigiis, Aphorismi astrologici (847-856); Giuntini, De iudiciis nativitatum (857-1008); Giuntini, Tractatus iudicandi revolutiones nativitatum (1009-1152); Giuntini, Tractatus iudicandi revolutiones annorum mundi (1153-1313). Another exemplar of the same edition (Regensburg, Staatliche Bibliothek, 999/2Philos.3100) has additional material at the beginning, including Giuntini’s dedicatory letter to Marquard von Hattstein, bishop of Speyer (†1r-†2r).

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Exemplar Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, GMG/304

50‑108

‘Claudii Ptolemaei Pelusiotae Quadripartiti operis de iudiciis astrorum ad Syrum fratrem liber primus, cuius duos posteriores libros diffusissimis commentariis explicat Franciscus Iunctinus theologus et mathematicus peritissimus priores quoque duos propediem (Deo dante) commentariis illustraturus. Cap. I. Duo sunt, Syre, quibus pervenitur ad astronomicas praedictiones, praecipua quidem et maxima. Unum quod primum et loco est potestate, quo Solis, Lunae et stellarum motuum configurationes — (103) genitales praecognitiones sicut et ordo postulat nunc deinceps exequemur. Finis libri secundi’ (followed by tables).

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Joachim Camerarius) (A.2.9), together with the Greek text in two columns. Book I, 50-78; II, 79-103; tables, Greek and Latin, 104-108.

109‑830

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‘Francisci Iunctini Florentini theologi et mathematici peritissimi in duos posteriores Ptolemaei Quadripartiti libros absolutis comment<arius>. Prolegomena. Apud veteres scholiastes in more est positum, ut, antequam ad auctoris enarrationem descendant… (110) [text] Textus. (Greek text.) Prooemium. Postquam accidentia generalia in his, quae ex nostra observatione praemissa sunt… [comm.] Commentarius. Antequam ad Ptolemaei verba accedamus, primum quae sit auctoris intentio — quantum homini licuit pertinent. Reliquum est, ut Deo gratias omnium bonorum authori agamus.’

= Francesco Giuntini, In duos posteriores Ptolemaei Quadripartiti libros absolutis commentarius (C.2.34). Book III, 109-612; IV, 613-830.

837‑840

‘Cl<audii> Ptolemaei Centum dicta sive fructus librorum suorum. A te et a scientia, fieri enim nequit ut qui sciens est particulares rerum formas pronunciet — sin non moventur provincialis hostis erit. Finis.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Giovanni Pontano) (B.1.9), without the commentary.