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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby 40

s. XIIex-XIIIin.

Or.:

England.

Prov.:

Thomas Allen (f. 1r).

Parchment, IV+145 f., several hands, one of which copied f. 1-8. One or several folia are missing at the end.

Astronomy, physics, computus and natural philosophy: table of contents, added (IVv); Ptolemaica (1r-8r); Philo of Byzantium, Pneumatica ‘Quia tuum amice tui Arzothoni iam novi desiderium ad sciendum…’ (9r-15v); Alkindi, De sompno et vigilia ‘Tu, cui Deus occultorum veritates patefaciat…’ (15v-19r); Roger of Hereford, Computus (21r-50v); computus table 1063-1576 (51v); Abraham Avenezra, Liber de rationibus tabularum (52r-88v); Alfraganus, De scientia astrorum, tr. John of Seville (89r-113r); ‘Cum terra sit rotunda dividitur in quatuor partes…’ (113v-115v); Albategni, De scientia astrorum, end gone (116r-145v). Blank: I-IVr (except for added titles and notes), 8v (except for added notes), 19v-20v (except for added notes and pen trials), 51r.

Lit.

G. D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae, IX: Codices a viro clarissimo Kenelm Digby, Oxford, 1883, 36-37; O. Pächt, J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III: British, Irish, and Icelandic Schools, Oxford, 1973, 30 (no. 292); A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. 435-1600 in Oxford Libraries, I, Oxford, 1984, 67 (no. 417); A. Borst, Der karolingische Reichskalender und seine Überlieferung bis ins 12. Jahrhundert, Hannover, 2001, I, 299-300; A. Lohr, Opera de computo saeculi duodecimi, Turnhout, 2015, XLI.

1r‑8r

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‘Incipit in nomine domini pii et misericordis incipit liber de compositione universalis astrolabii. Ptolomeus igitur Mercurii incedens vestigiis in libro suo qui vocatur Almagesti de motu sic ait: Ait enim omnis motus aut de puncto aut ad punctum — cum una eademque utrique conveniat ad plenum dicetur. Explicit liber Ptolomei de compositione astrolabii universalis quem scilicet in civitate Londonie ex Arabico in Latinum transtulit, era millesima centesima LXXXV.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Liber de compositione universalis astrolabii (B.2). No glosses.