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Name: Ptolomaeus Almagestus, Conclusiones Almagesti (translation by Gerardus Cremonensis) - Nine other Astrological Texts

Repository: State Library of Victoria

Settlement: Melbourne

Associated Manuscript Items:
TRACTATUS SPHERAE VOLUBILIS
COMPOSITIO INSTRUMENTI SEMISSARUM
Almagestus
DE SPHERA SOLIDA
Anon. Commentary on Gerardus Cremonensis THEORICA PLANETARUM
DE FIGURA SECTORUM
THEORICA PLANETARUM
LIBER INTRODUCTORIUS AD IUDICIA ASTRORUM
Conclusiones Almagesti
Astrological Tract

Library ref: *f091/P95A, stock no.'587676'

Acquisition:

Binding: 17c. (?) boards in quarter red calf, spine bearing gilt lettering PTOLEMAEI ALMAGESTUS / ET ALIA OPUSCULA.

Catchwords: Catchwords agree

Collation: (10)1-16 (8)17 (6)18 (4)19 (5)20 (8)21 (2)22, The last quire lacks its final sheets containing the conclusion of the text. Ar., 173v.b, 174v., 183v.b, Cr., Cv., Dr. are blank.

Composite:

Condition: Edges trimmed. Fol.174r. has unfinished drawings for eclipses. Worm-holes in fols 1 and 2 without loss of text.

Deco desc: red rubrics; small caps alternately red, with blue penwork and blue, with red penwork. Illuminated initials Italian work (30 x 30 to 20 x 20mm.) in gold, green, red, blue with white tracery on 1r., 13v., 33v., 44r., 57v., 73v., 90r., 108r., 149v., 161v.

Dimensions: 360 x 240 mm

Extent: iv + 193

Foliation: foliation in arabic numerals by Books for the main text, as well as modern pencil foliation in arabic numerals

Hand desc: Several hands: (i) 1r.a-173v.b, first half 13 Italian littera gothica textualis; (ii) 176r.a - 182v.b, second half 14c. Italian littera gothica textualis; (iii) 182v.b - 183r.a, first half 15c. Italian littera hybrida currens; (iv) 184r.a-193v.b, mid-15c. Italian littera hybrida currens; (v) in margins of 1r.-6r., 10v., 13r.-13v., then on Br.-Bv., then 175r., 175v. and margins of 176r.-177r. a small 15c. littera hybrida currens; (vi) margins of 177v.-183v. contain another 15c. littera hybrida currens

Keywords:

Layout: (i) 1r.a-173v.b, two cols each of 54 lines; (ii) 176r.a - 182v.b, two cols unruled; (iii) 182v.b - 183r.a, two cols each of 42 lines; (iv) 184r.a-193v.b, two cols unruled; (v) in margins of 1r.-6r., 10v., 13r.-13v., then on Br.-Bv., then 175r. two cols unruled; (vi) 175v. and margins of 177v.-183v

Library ref alt:

List bibl: The Public Library of Victoria 18564956, Melbourne 1956, p.129 (reproduces 23r.); K. V. Sinclair, 'Phillipps Manuscripts in Australia', The Book Collector, vol. XI (1962), p. 336 and 'An unnoticed astronomical and astrological manuscript', Isis, Vol.LIV (1963), pp.396-9.

Music notation:

Note:

Orig date: s.xiii1 s.xiv 2 s.xv 1 s.xv med s.xv s.xv

Orig place:

Origin:

Provenance: Br. has an erasure of words in a 15c. hand; 18c. number on the spine is '179', and printed no.'6551'; inside front cover 'Payne 1833, MSS. Phillipps': the codex was in the Biblioteca S. Marci, Florence until acquired by J. T. Payne during one of his continental tours; he sold it in 1833 to Sir Thomas Phillipps; Dv. modern pencil 'Robinson 5.9.49. £L - - - /-/- st.'; Av. has the State Library's stock no.'587676' while the shelf-mark *f091/P95A is on Dv.

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 224

Seal:

Signatures: quire signatures on verso of last sheet of gathering

Support: vellum, paper

Surrogates: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/123458

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