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Two Latin and Greek manuscripts, Made up of two MSS. written in the 17th century

MS. Savile 24
Held at the Weston Library

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P. 1. The Optics of Ptolemy in the Latin translation from the Arabic-the Greek text being lost-made by the Sicilian Admiral Eugenius, originally in 5 books, of which the first was not found. beg. 'Cum considerarem Optica Tholomaei ...' (p. 1).

P. 3. Text beg. 'Omnia quidem, quibus aliquis possit coaptare ea'. This MS. is no. 4 in L'Ottica di Claudio Tolomeo, edited by G. Govi (Turin, 1885): (p. 139) 'Jacobi Alkit de causis diversitatis aspectuum liber', beg. 'Oportet postquam optamus complere artes'.

P. 171. the Geometry of Pediasimus, beg. 'τγ σοϕωτάτγ χαρΊοφύλακος'. The binding was formerly part (Matt. xii. 48-50) of a 15th-cent. Latin bible.


  • Creation: Made up of two MSS. written in the 17th century


187 pages

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Latin
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)


MS. Savile 24

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. 6570

Custodial History

A was given to Savile by John Praetorius (p. 170).

Labelled '24'

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, vellum, 17th-cent. English work (see below)


8 4/5 × 6 3/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom