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'Canones Horoptri', ten rules for finding the time of sunrise and sunset

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MS. Bodl. 504

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'Canones Horoptri', ten rules for finding the time of sunrise and sunset, the Golden Number, the position of the sun in the Zodiac, etc.: the treatise itself, not any instrument, is called a Horoptrum. This appears to be the copy dedicated and presented to king Henry viii, the dedication being dated Jan. 1. 152 8/9 and bearing the author's name 'Nicolaus Cratzerus', the well-known horologer. He explains that it was originally composed for 'Guilielmus Tylar, King's chamberlain (cubicularius): but the present volume does not contain all that is promised in the list of contents. The handwriting, as I am assured by Mr. P. S. Allen, is that of Peter Meghen, Colet's scribe.

Dates

  • Written in A.D. 1528 in London by P. Meghen

Extent

17 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. Bodl. 504

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17898

Abstract

'Canones Horoptri', ten rules for finding the time of sunrise and sunset

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. 2168

Custodial History

Manuscript 220 acquired by the Bodleian Library

'Johannis Bayley liber ex dono magistri Edovardi Gorge. Vixi satis si Christe sat vixi tibi. J. B.'

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by William Bailey in 1602.

Physical Facet

On parchment with some illuminated capitals, etc.; binding, green velvet, frayed, contemporary English work

Dimensions

9 3/8 × 6 5/8 in.
Title
'Canones Horoptri', ten rules for finding the time of sunrise and sunset
Status
Published
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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