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Five Greek manuscripts, Written in many hands in the 14th and subsequent centuries (see below)

MS. Savile 52
Held at the Weston Library

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Fol. 1. Cleomedis de motu circulari corporum caelestium, defective at the beginning. It begins at p. 619 of Ziegler's text and is written in seven hands ranging in date from the 14th to the 16th cent., with marginalia of the 15th and 16th centt.

Fol. 67. 'Ιωάννου 'Aλεξανδρεως (sscr. το͡υ Φιλοπόνου) περί τής το͡υ ̕αστρολάβου χρήσεως, as published from Paris MSS. in Rheinisches Museum, vi (1839), 129. Written in five hands of the late 14th to the early 16th cent.

The blank pages between this and the next piece have been used by various writers to enter miscellaneous short excerpts from Aristotle (περί ζώων ίστορίας), Johannes Philoponus (on the use of the astrolabe), etc.

Fol. 83. Θέωνος 'Aλεξανδρέως εις τούς προχείρους κανόνας τ͡ης ̕αστρονομίας παράδοσις, published by Halma, Œuvres de Ptolémée, vol. vi.

Written in three hands between the early 15th and 16th cent., followed by a few pages of extracts on related or similar subjects.

Fol. 117. List of chapter headings of a theological work. Written in the late 16th cent.

Fol. 119. A single folio from a 14th-cent. MS., containing references to courtship and marriage and mentioning the Emperor Leo.


  • Creation: Written in many hands in the 14th and subsequent centuries (see below)


132 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)


MS. Savile 52

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. 6612

Custodial History

Labelled '65'

Physical Facet

On paper


9 1/2 × 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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