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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Princeton, University Library, Garrett 95

s. XVmed (after 1441, date of composition of the text f. 127v-130v; first half of 15th c. acc. North, early 15th c. acc. Panti).

Or.:

England, perhaps the University of Oxford.

Prov.:

the MS belonged to the earls of Northumberland in Petworth (West Sussex) by the second half of the 16th c.; Charles Henry Wyndham, Baron Leconfield (1830-1901); Bernard Quaritch in 1928; Robert Garrett (1875-1961), who donated the MS to Princeton University Library in 1942.

Parchment, III+172+IIa f. (foliation in pencil in upper right corner, which replaces a previous modern pagination 1-355), one main hand.

Liberal arts: table of contents, added in the 15th c. (Iv); Robert Grosseteste, De generatione sonorum (1r-2v); De modis significandi (3r-8r); Thomas Aquinas, De propositionibus modalibus (9r-10v); Tractatus de divisione logice (11r-16r); Robert Grosseteste, De cometis (17r-18v); Robert Grosseteste, De impressionibus elementorum (18v-20r); Robert Grosseteste, Quod homo sit mundus minor (20r); Robert Grosseteste, De differentiis localibus (20v-21r); Franciscus de Mayronis, De signis nature (21v-23v); Raymundus Lullus, Ars brevis (24r-27v); Simon Bredon, De arithmetica (29r-46r); ‘Cum liberalis experiential Boicii disputet…’ (46v); John Lavenham, De ludo philosophorum (47r-54r); Jordanus de Nemore, Elementa super demonstrationem ponderum (55r-59v); Robert Grosseteste, De iride (61r-63v); Robert Grosseteste, De lineis, angulis et figuris (63v-66r); Robert Grosseteste, De luce (66r-68v); ‘Tractatus iste dicitur ars metrica et dicitur ars metrica (!), dicitur ars artis et metris…’ (69r-75v); Albertus Magnus, De forma resultante in speculum (76r-79v); ‘Quatuor sunt species cantuum…’ (80r-82r); John Torksey, De quadratis figuris primis et sex speciebus notarum (82v-83v); ‘Omne instrumentum musice quo communiter utimur…’ (84r-85r); ‘Incipit Gilbertus de proportionibus fistularum ordinandis. De hiis instrumentis que flatus aspiratione…’ (85r-86r); John of Murs, Musica speculativa (87r-99v); Richard of Wallingford, Quadripartitum, Part I (99v-109v); ‘Notandum est hic de kata coniuncta et disiuncta in numeris…’ (110r-110v); Robert Grosseteste, De impressionibus aeris (111r-120v); ‘Nota: Si quis cristallinum spericum vel corpus…’ (121r); ‘Sciendum quod materia cibi primo recipitur in os…’ (121v); calculus of the victorious and the vanquished ‘In hac spera potes videre quando duo pugiles sunt in bello…’, with table (122r); sphere of Apuleius/Pythagoras (122v-123v); ‘Investigantibus chilindri compositionem quod dicitur horologium viatorum…’ (124r-127r); judgement on the nativity of Henry VI ‘Cum rerum motu ac varietate syderee virtutis intelligentiam…’ (127v-130v); Robert Grosseteste, De impressionibus aeris (131r-134v); ‘Aries natura igneus, gustu amarus, orientalis, bicolor, porrectus, biformis…’ (135r-136v); Ptolemaica (137r-139v); ‘Gloriosus atque sublimis Deus a rerum exordio…’ attr. John Holbroke (140r-140v); Guillelmus Anglicus, De urina non visa (141r-145v); Henry of Langenstein, De reprobatione eccentricorum et epiciclorum (146r-167v); Theorica planetarum Gerardi (167v-168r); ‘Astrolabii circulos et membra nominatim discernere…’ (168v-172v). Blank: Ir, II-III, 8v, 16v, 28, 54v, 60, 86v, Ia-IIa (except pen trials).

Bibl.

S. De Ricci, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada, I, New York, 1935, 883; J. D. North, Richard of Wallingford: An Edition of His Writings with Introduction, English Translation and Commentary, Oxford, 1976, II, 32 and 38-39; The Theory of Music, IV: C. Meyer, M. Huglo, N. C. Phillips, Manuscripts from the Carolingian Era up to c. 1500 in Great Britain and in the United States of America, München, 1992, 177-179; R. Lemay, Le Kitāb aṯ-Ṯamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Jaʿfar Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], 1999 [unpublished], I, 422; C. Panti, Moti, virtù e motori celesti nella cosmologia di Roberto Grossatesta. Studio ed edizione dei trattati De sphaera, De cometis, De motu supercelestium, Firenze, 2001, 259-260; L. Moulinier-Brogi, Guillaume l’Anglais, le frondeur de l’uroscopie médiévale (XIIIe siècle), Genève, 2011, 232-233; D. C. Skemer, Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, I, Princeton, 2013, 203-211.

137r–⁠139v

‘De nativitatibus [title added by another hand in upper margin]. <D>ixerunt Tholomeus et Hermes quod locus Lune in quo erat Luna in hora in qua infunditur ― (137v) et hoc expertus fuit multociens. Nota tantum: Pro invenienda figura conceptionis nati omnibus aliis pretermissis — Lune 9. Explicit tractatus de nativitatibus secundum … [followed by a crossed-out word].’

= John Holbroke, 〈Commentum in Dixerunt Ptolomeus et Hermes〉 (C.4.8). F. 138 and 139 are inverted. No glosses.