'Prælectiones tresdecim in principium elementorum Euclidis Oxonij habitae, 1620' by Henry Savile and Miscellaneous papers, Written in 1620 and at various dates in the 17th century
MS. Savile 37: 'Prælectiones tresdecim in principium elementorum Euclidis Oxonij habitae, 1620' by Henry Savile, printed, probably from this MS., at Oxford in 1621. Attached to the inner front cover is a table of observations made at Oxford of the lunar eclipse on May 6, 1696. Written in 1620, 176 pages.
MS. Savile 41: Miscellaneous papers by John Greaves and others, comprising:
- Fol. 1. Ptolemy De hypothesibus in Latin
- Fol. 9. notes from geometrical printed books
- Fol. 23. copy of a letter and geometrical notes sent by Scaliger to Savile, Apr. 7, 1595
- Fol. 30. a Latin translation by Joseph Mede of 'Interpretatio Numeri 666', published in English at Oxford in 1642 by Francis Potter, S.T.B.
- Fol. 71. an English translation of the Latin letter printed in Holland, addressed by Francis Broccard, formerly secretary to pope Clement viii, to all Protestant princes
- Fol. 91. copy of Roger Bacon's treatise De multiplicacione specierum
- Fol. 109. an explanation, dated Rome 1616, by 'Jacobum Sirmondum', S.J., of an inscription relating to Lucius Scipio
- Fol. 119. 'Of the Tartars, or Moguls, out of Texeira in Spanish', dated 1645
- Fol. 141. 'Of the Mountains of the earth, according to the Arabians, and first of the mountains of the moon'
- Fol. 166. a printed scheme of the phases of the sun observed at Oxford Sept. 13, 1699
Written at various dates in the 17th century by John Greaves and others, 166 leaves.
- Creation: Written in 1620 and at various dates in the 17th century
Language of Materials
MSS. Savile 37 and 41
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, nos. 6583, 6587
Labelled '37, 41'
13 1/10 × 8 1/5 in.