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Bod-Inc: A-201A


Compilatio astronomica.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [List of contents.]

a3r Alfraganus (A mad Ibn-mu ammad Al-farghânî): Compilatio astronomica. [Translated from the Arabic by Johannes Hispalensis. Apparently edited by a member of the Eremita family of Ferrara.] Incipit: ‘[N]umerus mensium Arabum et Latinorum est duodenus: menses Arabum incipiunt ab Almuharam . . .’ Explicit: et lune quod sufficiat See Thorndike–Kibre 960, and Carmody 113-5, no. 17.1(a). For the suggestion of the identity of the editor see BMC, also Carmody 114.


Imprint: Ferrara: Andreas Belfortis, Gallus, 3 Sept. 1493. 4°.


Collation: a–c8 d6.

Illustrations: A woodcut on a1v showing Alfraganus and ‘Heremita', probably a member of the Eremita family, of Ferrara: see BMC; eight other schematic woodcut diagrams.


ISTC: ia00460000

GW: GW 1268;

Hain: HC *822;

Goff: Goff A‑460;

BMC: BMC VI 605;

Proctor: Pr 5753;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑310; CIBN A‑245; Sander 279; Sheppard 4774.

LCN: 14532985


Copy number: A-201A(1)

Bound with:
1. Theodoricus Haghen, Prognosticum stellare. Utrecht: Hermannus Borculous, 1552;
2. Tabula ascensionum obliquarum. Tübingen: Abdias Wicknerus, 1561;
4. Auger Ferrier, A Learned Astronomical Discourse of the Judgement of Nativities. London: R. Cotes, 1642 (Wing F820).

Binding: Seventeenth-century English calf.

Size: 196 × 149 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 186 × 141 mm.

Running item numbers in black ink in the upper margin. Manuscript table of contents, in Ashmole's hand, on the recto of the front endleaf. Marginal notes in a seventeenth-century hand in item 4.

Provenance: William Lilly (1602-1681); inscription on A1r of item 1: ‘Lillius Astrologus 1642/3'. Elias Ashmole (1617-1692). Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1692. Transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1860.

SHELFMARK: Ashm. 124(3).

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