Commentary on the Almagest
Text No recognizible incipit and explicit as the three extant manuscripts contain only portions of the work.
Content A commentary on selected demonstrations of the first three books of the Almagest.
Origin Written by Simon Bredon in Oxford probably in the 1340s.
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Ed. --- except I.13-II.40 in Zepeda, 637-686.