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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Prague, Národní Knihovna České Republiky, VIII.G.27 (1609)

s. XV.

Or.:

Bohemia (cf. f. 110r).

Paper, I+146 f. (new foliation in pencil, upper right corner), one main hand (except for f. 48-59 and 108-134).

Medicine, astrology and geometry: table of contents, 15th c. (Iv); Johannitius, Isagoge (1r-7r); table: ‘Longus. Longus pulsus qui in longum plus extenditur…’ (7v-8v); Philaretus, De pulsibus (9r-10v); Hippocrates, Aphorismi (11r-18v); Hippocrates, Prognostica (19r-24bisr); Johannes Damascenus, Aphorismi (25r-29r); Hippocrates, De regimine acutarum (29r-36v); Recommendatio astronomie ‘Astronomia est scientia ad sciendum Deum altissimum…’ (37r-40v); Giles of Corbeil, De urinis (41r-46v); notes on the colour of urine (46v-47r); description of illnesses ‘Alopicia: Eiusdem sunt speciei…’ (48r-59v); Ptolemaica (60r-72v); Alcabitius, Introductorius (73r-107r); ‘Isti libri non habentur in Boemia: Primum Planispherium Ptholomei…’ (107r); ‘In Christi nomine amen. Vidimus nonnulos artium scolares liberalium valentissimos… Explicit tractatus de radiorum proiectionibus et directionibus significatorum. Amen’ (108r-134v); Euclid, Elementa, ed. Campanus of Novara, Books I-VI (135r-145v). Blank: Ir, 10bis, 24bisv, 47v, 72bis, 107v, 146.

Lit.

J. Truhlář, Catalogus codicum manu scriptorum qui in C.R. Bibliotheca Publica atque Universitatis Pragensis asservantur, I, Prague, 1905, 596-597; L. Thorndike, ‘Some Little Known Astronomical and Mathematical Manuscripts’, Osiris 8 (1948), 41-72: 59-60; R. Lemay, Le Kitāb at-Tamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Ja’far Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], New York, 1999 [unpublished], I, 270 (‘Prague 1610’ by mistake).

60r‑72v

‘Dixit Ptholomeus: Iam tib (!) scripsi, Yesure, libros de hoc quod operantur stelle in hoc seculo… Scientia stellarum ex te et ex illis est. Astrologus enim non debet dicere rem specialiter sed universaliter… Mundanorum ad hoc et ad illud mutatio corporum supercelestium mutatione — de eodem climate, id est in libro Metheorum et eiis (?). Explicit Centiloquium Ptholomei etc.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Plato of Tivoli) (B.1.2), with all propositions also given in the ‘Mundanorum’ version (B.1.4), except for v. 100, in a version clearly closer to ‘Iam premisi’ (B.1.5) The commentary is omitted, except in v. 2-3. No glosses, but the scribe added v. 7, which he had omitted, in the lower margin of f. 61r.