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Lyon, Theobaldus Paganus, 1555

Title page: ‘Hieronymi Cardani Mediolanensis medici et philosophi praestantissimi in Cl<audii> Ptolemaei Pelusiensis IIII de astrorum iudiciis aut, ut vulgo vocant, Quadripartitae constructionis, libros commentaria, quae non solum astronomis et astrologis, sed etiam omnibus philosophiae studiosis plurimum adiumenti adferre poterunt. Nunc recens castigatissime in lucem edita. Praeterea, eiusdem Hier<onymi> Cardani geniturarum XII et audita mirabilia et notata digna et ad hanc scientiam recte exercendam observata utilia exempla. Atque alia multa quae interrogationibus et electionibus praeclare serviunt, vanaque a veris recte secernunt. Ac denique eclipseos quam gravissima pestis subsecuta est exemplum. Lugduni, apud Theobaldum Pagandum, 1555.’

Gerolamo Cardano’s astrological works: dedicatory letter to John Hamilton, archbishop of St Andrews (A*2r-A*4r); Ptolemaica (I/A*4v-815); Geniturarum exempla, praeterea et multa quae ad interrogationes et electiones pertinent (II/1-208).

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Exemplar Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, A.gr.b. 3086

I/A*4v‑815

‘Hieronymi Cardani Mediolanensis medici in Ptolemaei librorum de iudiciis astrorum commentaria prooemium. Semper mos ille viguit, ut qui imperitissimus esset, bonis omnibus artibus malediceret… ([A*7]r) Hieronymi Cardani Mediolanensis medici in commentaria astronomica ad pium lectorem praefatio. His nugonibus qui artem ipsam vanitatis aut impietatis perperam accusant… (B*1r) [subject index]. (1) Claudii Ptolemaei Pelusiensis libri IIII de astrorum iudiciis cum expositione Hieronymi Cardani Mediolanensis medici. Prooemium expositoris. Libros hos antiquorum more de iudiciis inscripsit Ptolemaeus Pelusiensis Aegyptius, unde Alexandrinus etiam dictus est… (5) Prooemium authoris. Caput primum. Textus I. Duo sunt, Syre, quibus pervenitur ad astronomicas praedictiones, praecipua quidem et maxima… Commentarius. Authores prooemia faciunt, ut quod non ex arte est ad artem tamen est necessarium explicetur — atque in his exactam potius cognitionem quam fortunae comparationem secutus sum. Quaedam etiam pro usu secundi libri et scientia futurorum generalium eventuum tametsi exigua et brevia adieci. Vale antistes optime et vive felix. Hieronymi Cardani medici Mediolanensis expositionum in Cl<audii> Ptolemaei libr<os> IIII De iudiciis finis.’

= Gerolamo Cardano, In Ptolemaei librorum de iudiciis astrorum commentaria (C.2.24). General preface, A*4v-[A*6]v; preface to the reader, [A*7]r-[A*8]v; subject index, B*1r-[B*8]v; commentator’s preface, 1-3; Book I, 5-219; II, 220-445; III, 446-647; IV, 648-815.