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Work C.2.27

Thomas Allen
Commentary on the Quadripartitum

Text ‘(Oxford, BL, Ashmole 388) Claudii Ptolomaei Pelusiensis de astrorum iudiciis aut, ut vulgo vocant, quadripartitae constructionis liber secundus cum expositione Thomae Alleyn Angli, Oxoniensis. Caput primum. Hactenus quidem percurrimis ea quorum cognitionem prognosticationes et predictiones rerum particularium… (36r) De astrorum iudiciis liber tertius. Caput primum. Communium eventuum et accidentium generalium — tute et occulte describit. Finis libri tertii. Maii 14° 1643.’

Content A commentary on Books II and III of the Quadripartitum.

Origin Written by Thomas Allen (1540-1632) in Oxford.

Bibl. M. Feingold, The Mathematicians’ Apprenticeship. Science, Universities and Society in England, 1560-1640, Cambridge, 1984, 157 and n. 194.

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Oxford, BL, Ashmole 388, s. XVII, f. 1r-117r