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Ptolemaeus

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Rome, Valerius Doricus & Fredericus Doricus, 1540

Title page: ‘Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini astronomorum principis Centum sententiae interprete Georgio Trapezuntio. Lucae Gaurici oratio de inventoribus, utilitate et laudibus astronomiae’. Last page: ‘Impressum Romae per Valerium Doricum et Ludovicum fratres Brixianos anno Christianae salutis M.D.XL’ (sig. [Niv]v).

Luca Gaurico, dedicatory letter to Cardinal Girolamo Aleandro (Aiir-[Aiv]v); Ptolemaica (Bir-[Niv]r); Luca Gaurico, Oratio de inventoribus, utilitate et laudibus astronomiae (Oir-Piir).

Lit. EDIT 16: CNCE 56760

Exemplar London, British Library, General Reference Collection 531.g.2.(3.)

Bir‑[Niv]v

‘[preface] Liber Claudii Ptolemei qui vocatur fructus ad illus<trissimum> Alfonsum regem Aragonum et utriusque Siciliae a Georgio Trapenzuntio ex Greco in Latinum versus. Librum Claudii Ptolemei mihi Alfonse rex inclyte traductum quem vulgo Centiloquium ipse fructum appellat… (Biir) [text] Ptolomeus ad Sirum fratrem. Iam pridem perutiles ad previdendum operationes stellarum, o Sire, quas in hoc composito efficiunt mundo exposuimus… Primus amph<orismus>. Abs te et a scientia, non est enim possibile ut huius scientie professor particulares rerum ideas prevideat — (Dir) Sin vero non moventur hostis indigena erit. (Div) [comm.] Commentarii et expositiones Georgii Trapezuntii in aphorismis libri fructus Ptolemei ad Alfonsum regem Aragonum et utriusque Siciliae. Libellus hic quem de Greco traductum nomini tuo dedicavimus, illustrissime rex… (Diiv) Abs te et scientia. Abs te, inquit, hoc est a quadam insita vi animi et ingenio et a scientia nature stellarum precognitio fit — si vero in 8 domo quae morti attribuitur erant mortes subitaneae.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. George of Trebizond) (B.1.7). The last two sentences of the commentary are missing. The text is followed by Errata, [Niv]r-[Niv]v.