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Albertus Magnus

De duabus sapientiis; also known as Speculum astronomiae.


Analysis of Content

a2r Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: De duabus sapientiis. [Also known as Speculum astronomiae.] Opera (1651), V 656-66; Opera (1890), X 629-50. (Ps.?) Albertus Magnus, “Speculum astronomiae”, ed. Stefano Caroti, Michela Pereira, Stefano Zamponi, and Paola Zambelli, Quaderni di Storia e Critica della Scienza, NS 10 (Pisa, 1977), 5-48 (edition), 95-175 (list of manuscripts), 185-8 (list of previous editions); see Thorndike–Kibre 975. On authorship see Meersseman 132-8 and Glorieux, Répertoire, 6 dj (ascribed to Roger Bacon, probably by Philippe Le Chancelier). Goldschmidt's Catalogue 71, no. 15 (1943) suggests that Roger Bacon was the author. The text is regarded as a spurious work by Bernhard Geyer, ‘Das “Speculum astronomiae” kein Werk des Albertus', Münchener theologische Zeitschrift, 4 (1953), 95-101. Thorndike argues in favour of the authenticity of the text; see Lynn Thorndike, ‘Further Consideration of the “Experimenta”, “Speculum astronomiae” and “De secretis mulierum” ascribed to Albertus Magnus', Speculum, 30 (1955), 413-43, at 423-7.


Imprint: [Nuremberg: Caspar Hochfeder, c.1493-6]. 4°.

Remarks: Sheppard dates [c.1493].


Collation: a b6.


ISTC: ia00243000

GW: GW 718;

Hain: HC *485;

Goff: Goff A‑243;

BMC: BMC II 474;

Proctor: Pr 2300;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑220; Oates 1103; Sack, Freiburg, 85; Sheppard 1659-60.

LCN: 14291786


Copy number: A-132(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century green cloth for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 212 × 152 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 206 × 140 mm.

Provenance: Purchased from Gilhofer & Ranschburg, for ‘Fl. 6', Catalogue 3 (1885), no. 6; see also Library Bills (1885), no. 21.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 6.18.

Copy number: A-132(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 218 × 150 × 8 mm.

Size of leaf: 203 × 137 mm.

Initials are supplied in red or blue; paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Probably duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; on a1r a pencil note: ‘Inc . . . 5665'. Purchased from the Fidelis Butsch catalogue (1858), no. 462 for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1858), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 6.13.

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