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A collection of astronomical treatises, Written in five hands (see below) in the 16th or early 17th century

MS. Savile 10
Held at the Weston Library

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A collection of astronomical treatises:

In Sir H. Savile's hand with marginal notes in Latin:

  1. Fol. 1v. Θεоδоσίоυ περί νυκτω̑ν και' ήμερω̑ν
  2. Fol. 12v. Θεоδоσἱоυ περἱ оι'κήσεων
  3. Fol. 15v. Aὐτоλύκоυ περι' κινоυμένης σϕαἱρας (not in the list of MSS. used by Hultsch)
  4. Fol. 18v. Eὐκλεἱδоυ ϕαɩνόμενα (no. 36 in Menge's list of MSS., Euclidis opera, VIII, p. xxvi)
  5. Fol. 25v. Aὐτоλύκоυ περι' ἐπɩτоλω̑ν και' δύσεων. (see no. 3 above)
  6. Fol. 35. Kλαυδἱоυ IIτоλεμαἱоυ περἱ ὐπоθἐσεων τω̑ν πλανωμἐνων (cod. C. in Heiberg's list, Claudii Ptolemaei opera, II, p. iv)

In the hand of George Carew, see below:

  1. Fol. 43. The same, 'ex antiquo manuscripto bibliothecae Caesareae'
  2. Fol. 51. Γεμίνου [ει'σαγωγή] ει'ς τα' φαινόμενα. (This MS. is no. 4 in Manitius's list, Teubner ed., p. xvi.)

Alternate pages in the hands of Sir H. Savile and George Carew, and one of these and a third scribe: Fol. 80. The same. Fol. 117v, 'Explicit opus feliciter 1581 18 Julii George Karew'. The unnamed scribe's hand is also found in MS. Savile 6.

In the same hand as MS. Savile 11, art. E: Fol. 118. The same, chh. xiii-xv as far as κατεψυγμἐναɩ λἐγоνταɩ, followed after three blank pages by the Calendar (χρόνοι τω̑ν ζωδίων).


  1. Fol. 132. 'Αριστάρχου περι' μεγεθω̑ν και' α'ποστημάτων ήλιόυ και σελήνης
  2. Fol. 141v. 'Yψικλέους α'ναϕορικός. (This MS. is not mentioned by Manitius, Des Hypsikles Schrift Amphorikos, p. vii.)
  3. Fol. 145. Δημητρίου του̑ Τρικλινίου περί του̑ ε'ντο'ς τη̑ς σελήνης όρωμένου μέλανος
  4. Fol. 146. Description of a MS. containing geographical and astronomical pieces, giving one or two short extracts, with Italian marginalia, followed by longer extracts (one from Barlaam on the procession of the Holy Ghost)

F. In Sir H. Savile's hand:

  1. Fol. 153. 'Iωάννου του̑ Φιλοπόνου περί τη̑ς α'στρολάβου χρήσεως, incomplete at end
  2. Fol. 160. ' Απολλωνίου Περγαίου κωνικω̑ν πρω̑τον (δεύτερον, τρίτον, τέταρτον), ex libro Montaurei, only the prefaces, definitions, and problems, omitting the proofs. (This MS. is not in Heiberg's list, Apollonii Pergaei quae graece extant, II, p. xi, but see ib., p. lxxxiv.)


  • Creation: Written in five hands (see below) in the 16th or early 17th century


179 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)


MS. Savile 10

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. 6557

Custodial History

Labelled '10'

Physical Facet

On paper


13 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom