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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Venice, Petrus Liechtenstein, 1515

Title page:

‘Almagestum Cl<audii> Ptolemei Pheludiensis Alexandrini astronomorum principis, opus ingens ac nobile omnes celorum motus continens. Felicibus astris eat in lucem. Ductu Petri Liechtenstein Coloniensis Germani anno Virginei partus 1515, die 10 Ia<nuarii>, Venetiis ex officina eiusdem litteraria. Cum privilegio.’

Ptolemaica (single text), preceded by Petrus Liechtenstein’s address (*1v) and a full chapter index of the Almagest (*1va-*2vb).

Lit.

EDIT 16: CNCE 35583; P. Kunitzsch, Der Sternkatalog des Almagest. Die arabisch-mittelalterliche Tradition, II, Wiesbaden, 1990, 20.

Exemplar

Zürich, ETH-Bibliothek, RAR 1357 q

1r‑152r

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‘Cl<audii> Ptolemei Alexandrini astronomorum principis Almagesti seu Magne constructionis liber, omnium celestium motuum rationem clarissimis sententiis enucleans, fausto sydere incipit. Et primo in eundem prefatio. Quidam princeps nomine Albuguafe in libro suo… (1v) Capitulum primum de scientie huius ad alias excellentia et finis eius utilitate. Bonum scire fuit quod sapientibus non deviantibus visum est — tunc iam sequitur et honestum est ut imponamus hoc finem libro. Expleta est dictio tertiadecima et ultima libri Almagesti Ptolemei seu Magne constructionis absolutum est, ingenio labore et sumptibus Petri Liechtenstein Colonie<nsis>, anno Virginei partus 1515, die 10 Ianua<rii>, Venetiis.’

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. Gerard of Cremona) (A.1.2)

, Class B. Translator’s preface, 1r-1v; I, 1v-11v; II, 11v-26r; III, 26r-35r; IV, 35v-46v; V, 46v-60r; VI, 60v-72v; VII, 73r-83v; VIII, 84r-93r; IX, 93r-108v; X, 109r-117v; XI, 118r-131r; XII, 131r-140v; XIII, 141r-152r.