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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Frankfurt/M., Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek, Praed. 48

s. XV1 (f. 1-91 copied in 1440).

Or.:

Augsburg (cf. f. 75ra: ‘Explicit chirurgia… finita anno domini 1440 in Augusta XVI die mensis Novembris’ and f. 91ra: ‘Finitus est liber synonimorum Dei adiutorio sine quo nichil est inchoatum nichil terminabile, anno domini 1440 in Augusta in die beate Cecilie’), copied by Siegfried Enemer (see Powitz).

Prov.:

Georg von Breidenbach, who bequeathed the MS to the dominican monastery in Frankfurt am Main in 1491 (f. Ir: ‘Ut numquam alienetur datus est predicatoribus Franckfordie 1491 per Ieorium Breitenbach scabinum’).

Paper, I+151 f., a single hand, decorated initials.

Medicine, astrology, astronomy and natural philosophy: Lanfranc of Milan, Chirurgia maior (1ra-75ra); Liber synonymorum (76ra-91ra); Alcabitius, Introductorius (95ra-112vb); Hermes, Centiloquium (112vb-115ra); Ptolemaica (115rb-125va); Bethen, Centiloquium, c. 1-57 (125va-126vb); Capitula Almansoris (127ra-130rb); Theorica planetarum Gerardi (131ra-135va); Pseudo-Albertus Magnus, Liber aggregationis (136ra-140vb); medical recipes (141ra-141rb). Blank: Iv, 75v, 91v-94v, 130v, 141v-151v.

Lit.

Die Handschriften der Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main, I: G. Powitz, Die Handschriften des Dominikanerklosters und des Leonhardstifts in Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt/Main, 1968, 116-118; Datierte Handschriften in Bibliotheken der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, I: G. Powitz, Die datierten Handschriften der Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main, Stuttgart, 1984, 64-65; R. Lemay, Le Kitāb at-Tamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Ja’far Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], New York, 1999 [unpublished], I, 247.

115rb‑125va

‘Verbum secundum. Dixit Ptholomeus: Quando eliget electionem melioribus non erit inter ipsum et eum qui habet hoc ex natura differentia. Multi homines putaverunt quod Ptholomeus… — et ego Deum precor ut te diligat. Perfectum est huius libri translatio 17 die mensis Martii, 12 die mensis Gumedi ei secundi anno Arabum 520. Explicit Centiloquium Ptholomei.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Plato of Tivoli) (B.1.2), without v. 1 (but with blank space for it on f. 115ra, where a note in small script in the margin reads: ‘Centum verba Ptho<lomei> cum glosa’). No glosses.