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'...Tractatus de sp[h]era solida siue de astrolabio sperico compositus anno Domini .1303°.' and 'Tractatus Alfragani de motibus planetarum commentatus ab Hugoni [sic] Sanctaliensis', Made up of two pieces written in the 13th and 14th century

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MS. Arch. Selden B. 34

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  1. 14th cent.: in two columns: with coloured capital, diagrams, etc., (fol. 4). '... Tractatus de sp[h]era solida siue de astrolabio sperico compositus anno Domini .1303°.', beg. 'Tocius astrologice speculacionis radix': a Latin astrological note follows on fol. 12, beg. 'Notandum est de directionibus'.
  2. 1st half of the 13th cent.: with elaborate coloured capital, diagrams etc., (fol. 13). 'Tractatus Alfragani de motibus planetarum commentatus ab Hugoni [sic] Sanctaliensis': beg. 'Quia nonnullos nec inmerito te conturbat': both text (in red) and commentary seem to be here. Hugo's preface is addressed to 'mi domine Tyrassonensis antistes', i. e. Michael bishop of Tarazona in Aragon.

Dates

  • Made up of two pieces written in the 13th and 14th century

Extent

66 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Arch. Selden B. 34

Arrangement

Old Selden mark = B. 18

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 3348

Custodial History

On fol. 4 is 'M. Securis . Emptns ex bibliopola adolescente Salisberiensi . 1553. 7. mensis Martij', cf. fol. 63v. Michael Hatchett was a Salisbury doctor, himself an author.

Manuscript 3362 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On parchment

Dimensions

10 3/4 × 7 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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