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Alcabitius, etc.: folios 35 to 42v Public Deposited

Alcabitius, etc.: folios 35 to 42v

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  • [Works on astronomy and astrology]
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  • IE TCD MS 368 ; former shelf marks: Lyon: D.1.24 ; Bernard: 548 ; Foley: H.54 ; c1670: M.1.39 ; Ussher: GGG.62
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  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
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  • circa 1100-1499
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  • IE TCD MS 368 contains a Latin translation by Iohannes [Joannes] Hispalensis (John of Seville) of the introductory work on astronomy entitled Introductorius ad magisterium iudiciorum astrorum, originally written in Arabic by Alcabitius [ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz Ibn ʻUthmān]. It also contains numerous other astronomical and astrological entries, including:Folios 35-36: (2) - (11) Short pieces, chiefly about astronomy (added in second half of 15th century):35. (2) Vera addicio octaue spere super loca stellarum fixarum anno Christi 1300 in gradu 40 - et habentur earum loca uera anno Christi 1466 complet.(3) Memorandum quod astrologi domini Alfonsi illustris regis Hispanie per optima instrumenta uerificauerunt omnes stellas anno Christi 1303 - nec inueni uariacionem aliquam omnino.(4) Item edem (!) stelle excedunt stellas (an unsuccessful attempt to spell Albumazar is canc.) Albumazar que fuerunt uerificate anno Christi 851 - et stelle Albumazar excedunt stellas alnagesti (!) per ii gra(dus) 10 minuta.(5) Nota secundum magnas tabulas magistri Thorpe addicio que debet fieri anno Christi 1303 super stellas - et diuersa est a rectificacione Alphonsi 33 minuta et 30 2’a.(6) Item (ad canc.) secundum magistrum Thorpe ad radices… et stellarum fixarum tempore Tholomei debet fieri addicio ad finem anni Christi 1466 19 gradus 20 minuta precise, et hec posicio est uicina radicibus positis in tabulis Redde 12 d(ies) 11 ho(ras) 16 m(inuta) 20 2’a complet. Concerning the tables of William Reade see L. Thorndike and P. Kibre, 'A Catalogue of Incipits of Mediaeval Scientific Writings in Latin', second edition, Mediaeval Academy of America, (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1963), 100, 863, 1297, 1709.(7) Diagram entitled perhaps by R. Coppynge (concerning him see inscriptions below): Formacio domorum in geomancia.(8) added perhaps by R. Coppynge. Petrus Iulianus, Tractatus De Fleubotomia (another copy in Bibliothèque nationale de France lat. 6988; L. Thorndike and P. Kibre, 'A Catalogue of Incipits of Mediaeval Scientific Writings in Latin', 1455): Quidam tractatus de fleubotomia pro minucione sanguinis secundum magistrum Petrum Iulianum. Si necessitas cogat, omni die fleubotmus (!) adhibendus est… ab 8’o kl. Aprilis usque ad 8 kl. Iunii est utilitas trahendi sanguinem - numquam febres habebit.35v. (9) added by R. Coppynge (see below at inscriptions). Astrological table about fortune. The table divided into 12 parts. The first of the 12 main headings: Significatores uite centrales sunt {sol, Hermes in floribus et{luna,Albumasar et Za(hel).(10) added by R. Coppynge. Chart of astrological calculations. Headings at left of these calculations: Anni, Maximi, Maiores, Medii...36. (11) added by R. Coppynge. Table about the twelve homes of the planets. This table probably meant to complete (9).Folio 37: (12) De Iudicio Alicuius Questionis, short piece, perhaps intended as introduction to (13): Nota bene de iudicio alicuius questionis. In omni questione 3 sunt consideranda, querens, res quesita, et finis quesiti - iudicia planetarum et signorum. Discusses making judgments about the planets and the constellations.Folios 37-39: (13) Abraham Ibn Ezra, Tractatus De 13 Maneriebus Planetarum, tr. Petrus de Abano (pr. Venice 1507, 87v-89v; L. Thorndike and P. Kibre, 'A Catalogue of Incipits of Mediaeval Scientific Writings in Latin', 379, 690): Hic incipit tractatus de 13 maneriebus planetarum. De maneriebus 13 exponam significacionem cuiuslibet 7 planetarum. Prima quidem est de parte planetarum et quid significat - eius fortitudo uersus sinistram.Folios 39v-40v: (14) Abraham Ibn Ezra, De Significationibus Planetarum, tr. Petrus de Abano (pr. Venice 1507, 89v-91v; L. Thorndike and P. Kibre, 'A Catalogue of Incipits of Mediaeval Scientific Writings in Latin', 1514): De significatione planetarum in domibus. Sol in ista domo significat potestatem regum - bonum malumque minuit. 41v-42 blank; 41, 42v originally blank.Folio 41: (15) added in second half of 15th century by R. Coppynge. Astrological table headed: Ex quadam summa. The table is arranged under subheadings: ffleubotomia, ffarmacia, Cirurgia, Confecciones. Below the table are notes pertinent to the table.Folio 42v: (16) added in second half of 15th century by R. Coppynge. Short piece about the kinds of death according to the signs of zodiac: Capitulum de morte et eius occasione. Aspice causam mortis ab ascendente - Si autem Saturnus fuerit, significat mortem per uenenum letali (!) medicaminis uel precipitacionem parietum. Explicit.INSCRIPTIONS:-- 36v has (a) memorandum of accounts: Anno domini 1468 memorandum quod ultimo die mensis Nouembris post cenam in camera mea tradi mee hospiti… Item ad mandatum uiri su feci compotum cum hosp mea decimo octauo die mensis Decembris pro omnibus expensis et nichil eo tempore eisdem ui(ris ?) uno s. Anno domini 1468. -- 36v has (b) memorandum of accounts: Item anno domini 1469 ego R. Coppyng’ supradictus 7 die Maye misi ad hospitem meum scilicet Iohannem Scuddyte ??? pro computatione faciend’ et misi ad me in cameram meam uxorem et clericum suum Iudocum et feci copotum (!) cum eis pro omnibus expensis pro me et famulo pro omnibus expensis usque ad iiii diem Maye inclusiue et tunc nichil debetur eis. Both memoranda are probably by Coppynge, though (a) is in somewhat different style of writing. A Robert Copping took his B. Can. L. at Cambridge by 1468, became vicar of Little Clacton 1477, and died 1495 (A.B. Emden, 'A Biographical Register of the University of Cambridge to 1500', (Cambridge, 1500), 159).See the Manuscript & Archive Research Library’s catalogue entry here: https://manuscripts.catalogue.tcd.ie/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=IE+TCD+MS+368&pos=1
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  • ink
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  • calf (leather)
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  • French
  • Spanish
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  • MS368_081
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  • DCAT0120819

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