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Bod-Inc: H-002

Haly, Filius Abenragel

Liber in iudiciis astrorum (ed. Bartholomaeus de Alten).


Analysis of Content

[*1v] Ratdolt, Erhardus: [Introductory letter addressed to] Johannes de Werdenberg, Bishop of Augsburg. Incipit: ‘Cum singulares, obseruandissime pater, virtutes tuas mecum mente complector . . .’

[*2r] ‘Tabularum operis prohemium.’ Incipit: ‘Tabularis index capitulorum operis consumati ac libri . . .’

[*2r] [Tables of contents.]

a1r ‘Prohemium.’ Incipit: ‘[H]ic est liber magnus et completus quem Haly Abenragel filius summus . . .’

a1r [Thebaldis, Aegidius De; and Petrus de Regio]: ‘Prohemium interpretum.’ Incipit: ‘Dixit Haly filius Abenragel gratias vni deo victorioso honorato potenti creatori . . .’

a1r Haly, Filius Abenragel (Albohazen): ‘Prohemium auctoris.’ [Translated from Arabic into Spanish by Yehūdah ben Moses, and from Spanish into Latin by Aegidius de Thebaldis and Petrus de Regio.] Incipit: ‘Iste est liber in quo multos sensus adiunxi de scientia stellarum . . .’ See Carmody 150-1 for the text and the translation.

a1r Haly, Filius Abenragel: Liber in iudiciis astrorum. Edited by Bartholomaeus de Alten. [Translated from Arabic into Spanish by Yehūdah ben Moses, and from Spanish into Latin by Aegidius de Thebaldis and Petrus de Regio.] Incipit: ‘[D]uodecim sunt signa in celo similia membris corporis quorum naturis . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 475. The editor is mentioned in the colophon.


Imprint: Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 4 July 1485. Folio.


Collation: [*4] a–t8.

Illustrations: Schematic woodcuts.


ISTC: ih00004000

Hain: HC *8349;

Goff: Goff H‑4;

BMC: BMC V 290;

Proctor: Pr 4403;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑1; CIBN H‑2; Hillard 985; Oates 1763-4; Sheppard 3686-7.

LCN: 14533048


Copy number: H-002(1)

Binding: Sixteenth-century blind-tooled half pigskin over wooden boards; remains of two catches, two clasps lost. On both covers fillets form a rectangle. On the upper cover this is divided by further fillets into six compartments, with vertical rolls: compartment one: an ornamental and floral roll with a female figure; compartment two: an ornamental roll with a human figure, and a floral and foliate roll with two human figures; compartments three and four: the roll of compartment one; compartment five: the rolls of compartment two; compartment six: the roll of compartment four. On the lower cover the rectangle contains the roll of compartment one, and the floral and foliate roll of compartment two; on the spine a fleuron; yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 315 × 212 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 303 × 199 mm.

Manuscript title on [*1r] in the hand of Widmanstetter.

Provenance: Johannes Albrecht Widmanstetter (Johann Albrecht von Widmannstadt, 1506-1557); inscription on [*1r]: ‘Jo. Alb. Widmestadii'. Munich, Electoral Library of Dukes of Bavaria; armorial book-plate, with inscription: ‘Ex Electorali Bibliotheca Sereniss. Vtriusque Bavariae Ducum'; see Warnecke 1376, and Dressler–Schröder 23 and 61, Typ B3. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; library stamp on [*1r]; ‘Duplum' and pencil shelfmark ‘Inc. Dupl. 12734' on the recto of the front endleaf, ‘Inc. 1599' on the verso of the front endleaf, and on remains of label on spine, ‘252 Inc. Typ.' on [*1r]. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.14.

Copy number: H-002(2)

Bound with F‑060(2); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 308 × 194 mm.

Early marginal annotations, including ‘nota' marks and underlining in the text, also scribbles, calculations, and planetary signs. Early manuscript title on [*1r], and some book numbers in upper margin.

SHELFMARK: Ashm. 572(2).

Copy number: H-002(3)

Binding: Limp parchment, a leaf of an early fifteenth-century biblical manuscript in two columns of 29 lines, from Gn 6,12-7,4. One leather tie, one lost. Green-edged leaves. Shelfmarks on labels on the spine (see below).

Size: 303 × 215 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 298 × 200 mm.

Marginal notes, including some in Greek, in a sixteenth-century hand, and planetary signs. Inside the upper a cover brief prayer in Greek in the hand of Hieronymus Wolf, dated Augsburg 1578. For two other books containing Wolf's marginal annotations see Bernard M. Rosenthal, The Rosenthal Collection of Printed Books with Manuscript Annotations [at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library] (New Haven, 1997), nos 49 and 93.

Provenance: Hieronymus Wolf (1516-1580); portrait book-plate, and coat of arms on one sheet inside the upper cover; his shelfmark(?): ‘constat R. 1. 48'. Two coats of arms on one sheet inside the lower cover; one ascribed (in a modern pencil note) to Martin, Graf zu Öttingen, the other unidentified, a boar. Meiningen, Ducal Library, Dukes of Saxe-Meiningen; eighteenth-century library stamp on [*1r]; shelfmarks(?) on spine: ‘Inc. 35', ‘Inc. 53', ‘Inc. 29'. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased from William Dawson and Sons Ltd, in 1957, Catalogue 92 (Dec. 1956), no. 11 for £95; accession number ‘R 1504'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 110.14.

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