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Astrological and Astronomical Tracts(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Astronomica
Codicology:Paper, 200 x 142 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), (8 x 5.5 in.), ff. cir. 200 written and 200 printed. Cent. xvi. The hand of the manuscript portions is an upright one somewhat resembling an “engrossing” hand.
Provenance:On the flyleaf and elsewhere the name Johannes Eston.
Foliation: ff. i-ii + 1-247 + iii-iv(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin and English.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
13r-124v
Astrological and Astronomical Tracts (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Tractatus valde dignus et multum approbatus quod licet permissione divina scire ventura tam per revolutionem superiorum corporum quam diversorum aliorum signorum, Or, A perfette instruccyon of astrologie with the carecters of the sygnes and planetts, and also divers other good rules and notys with many divers judgements that be necessarye and requysyte belongyng to the same. (Content authored by Nasmith)
13r
Rubric:
Sequitur tractatus valde dignus - signorum prout in prologo et aliis auctoribus sequentibus patet
13r
Incipit:
Quamquam solus deus in sua potestate
3 pages: the 3rd has quotations from Ptolomeus, Aristoteles, Sibilla, Erigida (!), lulhardus, Turcus ad quendam Romanum Pontificem, Respons. pontificis.
15r
Incipit:
Hereafter followyth a perfett Instruccyon of Astrologie with the Carecters, etc
21 pp. a break
27r
Rubric:
The Natyuytyes
ff. 2
29r
Rubric:
Here begynith a techynge of the newe Calender with many other helpy thynges, etc
Miscellaneous tracts or sections follow including a collection of “Jugements” for hidden treasure and the like
Later
91r
Rubric:
Incipit Inuolucio spere
in Latin
91r
Incipit:
Duo sunt extremi vertices mundi
This has diagrams in colour. An English version follows
A good many blank leaves follow
117r
Then a short tract in English
120r
and a Centiloquium also in English
2.
125r-179v
Johannes Stoeffler, Almanach noua plurimis annis uenturis inseruientia (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Ephemeridum opus Ioannis Stoefleri Justingensis mathematici a capite anni redemptoris Christi MDXXXII in alios XX proxime subsequentes ad veterum imitationem accuratissimo calculo elaboratum, Tubinge anno XXXIII K. L. Feb. Cum effigie autoris ligno incisa (Content authored by Nasmith)
125r
Printed, has at top
Liber Joh. Eston prec. iii8 iiid.
Tubingae per Hulderrichum Morhart anno xxxiii kal. Feb
163r
Followed by a couple of quires mostly blank but containing some astronomical matter in Eston's hand
3.
180r-239v
Abraham ibn Ezra, Liber introductorius in iudicia astrorum qui dicitur Principium sapientiae, transl. by Peter of Abano (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Abrahe Avenaris Judei astrologi peritissimi in re judiciali opera ab excellentissimo philosopho Petro de Abano post accuratam castigationem in Latinam traducta. Venetiis MDVII (Content authored by Nasmith)
Printed. The margins much scribbled in another hand
Venice P. Liechtenstein, 1507