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Astrological treatises, translated from the Arabic

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MS. Bodl. 908

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Astrological treatises, translated from the Arabic:
  1. Fol. 1. 'Liber Aldaraia', largely consisting of passages in Latin hexameters and commentaries on them: prol. beg. 'Qui coniunctioni nature passus intendunt annectere': at fol. 96 is a continuation 'ex alio exemplari' on the 28 mansions of the moon, of which an English list is prefixed.
  2. Fol. 104. 'Liber Radiorum', beg. 'Qui radios numerat, cursus cernit radiorum': at end 'Explicit liber Radiorum, extractus de exemplari Venetiano primo Venetijs secundo Parisijs'.
  3. Fol. 169. A list of names of God, forms of addressing him, etc.: beg. 'Agla . Primogenitus . On'. At fol. 174 follows a fragment from some 'Liber decimus Septimus': beg. 'Incipit dulcedo istius libri'.
  4. Fol. 180. Thirty-six 'Tabulae', relating to the signs of the zodiac, planets, etc.

Dates

  • Written about the middle of the 16th century in an English hand

Extent

239 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 908, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Bodl. 908

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18065

Overview

Astrological treatises, translated from the Arabic

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 2939

Custodial History

Manuscript 473 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by William Dun, D.M., in 1605: the volume was, however, left behind in London, and only reached the Library soon after April 23, 1605; see Bodley's letter of that date, no. cxxxix in the Reliquiœ Bodleiaœ. Sir Thomas Bodley has written on the outside cover ot this MS. 'This Booke [?] should be put within the grated Deskes [i. e. the Archives]. Liber Aldaraia'.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

14 3/8 × 9 3/4 in.
Title
Astrological treatises, translated from the Arabic
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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