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Astronomical Tracts. Liber de Joseph et Aseneth(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Astronomica. Aseneth, etc.
Codicology:Paper and vellum, 199 x 139 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), (7.7 x 5.7 in.), ff. MSS. 41 + 18 + 11 + 1, six volumes. Cent. xvi, xv, xii?, xiii.
Multivolume:
Volumes I-III not imaged(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Volume IV: Paper, 37 etc. lines to a page. Cent. xv in a small current hand.
Volume V: Vellum, 28 lines to a page. Cent. xii? in a hand like that of Christ Church, Canterbury.
Volume VI: Double columns of 41 lines. Cent xiii, in a good small hand.
Collation:
Volume IV: 114-314 (wants 14).
Volume V: 110 210 (wants 9, 10).
Volume VI: 112 (wants 12), 1 flyleaf.
2 fo.:
Volume V: in eo et uestimenta.
Foliation: ff. a-b + (printed matter, unfoliated, not imaged) + 1-70 + i + c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin and English.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
Volume IV
4.
1r-4r
Geoffrey Chaucer, Treatise on the Astrolabe (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
A treatise of the astrolabe made English by Chaucer for the use of his son Lewis (Content authored by Nasmith)
Begins imperfectly
1r
Incipit:
vnderstond well þt þe zodiake is departyd in 2 halfe circles
(Part II § 16)
Ends
4r
Rubric:
Explicit tractatus astrolabii secundum Chaunsers factus filio suo lodowyco
Skeat, The Astrolabe, E.E.T.S. extra series 1872, p. xi, describes this copy
5.
4r-6v
Kalendarium (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Bona improbatio Kalendarii nostri et correctio ejusdem plane (Content authored by Nasmith)
4r
Incipit:
Sciendum est quod kalendarium quo utimur
6v
Explicit:
benedictus in secula. Amen
6v
Rubric:
Explicit bona improbacio kalendarii nostri. Et correctio eiusdem plane
6.
7r-9v
pseudo-Hippocrates, De prognosticationibus aegritudinum secundum motum lunae (transl. byWilliam of Moerbeke) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Prognosticatio Hippocratis infirmitatum (Content authored by Nasmith)
7r
Incipit:
Sapientissimus ypocras et medicorum optimus ait
9v
Explicit:
dabit cum labore et difficultate
9v
Rubric:
Explicit pronosticacio ypocratis infirmitatum
7.
9v-10r
Arnold of Villanova (attrib.), De electione situs lune in exibendis farmacis (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Compendium de existentia lunae in signis (Content authored by Nasmith)
9v
Incipit:
Quoniam medicus practicans non semper potest habere certa loca planetarum
10r
Explicit:
luna est in piscibus ubi est impedita
10r
Rubric:
Explicit compendium de existencia lune in signis
8.
10v-20v
Albumasar (Abu Ma'shar Ja'far) (attrib.), De secretis philosophorum (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Flores Albumazar de secretis philosophorum (Content authored by Nasmith)
10v
Incipit:
In nomine dei misericordie et pietatis. hic est liber quem collegit Albumazar de floribus philosophorum, etc.
10v
Incipit:
Ilixit Albumazar oportet te scire
20v
Explicit:
ipse est auxiliator. Amen
20v
Rubric:
Expliciunt flores Albumasar de secretis philosophorum
9.
20v-21r
Robert Grosseteste, De impressionibus aeris siue De prognosticatione (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Robertus Grostest Lincolniensis de prognosticatione aeris (Content authored by Nasmith)
20v
Incipit:
Cum circa(?) disposicionem aeris ad aliquod certum tempus
21r
Explicit:
tempus fore humidum
21r
Rubric:
Hec lincolniensis de pronosticacione aeris
10.
21r-34v
Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum (Flos medicinae scholae Salerni) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Flos medicinae seu versus Salerni (Content authored by Nasmith)
21r
Incipit:
Anglorum regi scripsit scola tota salerni
34v
Explicit:
que super renes pecten des fitque iuuamen
34v
Rubric:
Expliciunt versus Salerni
See Dr N. Moore, Schola Salernitana (Finlayson Lecture), Glasgow 1908, p. 27
34v
Verses on signa conceptus
34v
Receipt for ptisana
11.
35r-41v
Antidotarium Nicholai in English (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
A treatise of medicine or dispensatory by Nycolas (Content authored by Nasmith)
35r
Incipit:
I nycolas y prevyd of some men and felawes of practyce
The antidotarium of Nicholaus in English, ending imperfectly in Electuarium leticia galieni
Volume V
12.
42r-59v
Liber de Joseph et Aseneth (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De Asenath filia Potipharis sacerdotis et quo ordine accepit eam Joseph in uxorem (Content authored by Nasmith)
42r
Title in red capitals
42r
Rubric:
Incipit de Asenech filia Putifaris sacerdotis et quo ordine accepit eam Ioseph in uxorem
42r
Incipit:
Et factum est in primo anno septem annorum
42r
Purple initial
The edges have been much cropped, carrying away the upper or lower line in part
59v
Explicit:
nuncupatus est pater eius in terra Egypti
This text is printed in Batiffol, Studia Patristica I 1889, pp. 89-115: collated with the text of no. 288
This is the oldest copy of the text I have seen. If it is really of cent. xii, as seems likely, it is impossible that Robert Grosseteste should (as I have always been inclined to believe) have had a hand in the translation of the text from Greek into Latin
Volume VI
13.
60r-68v
Thomas de Frakaham OSA, Speculum spiritalis amicitiae (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Speculum spiritualis amicitiae (Content authored by Nasmith)
60r
Rubric:
Incipit liber qui dicitur speculum spiritualis amicitie
60r
Incipit:
Primum quid sit amicicia arbitror disserendum
68v
Explicit:
apud iustum et misericordem iudicem intercedat
68v
Rubric:
Explicit liber IIIus de spirituali amicicia. hanc compilacionem fecit dominus Thomas de frakaham canonicus de lesnes. compilauit autem hec de libris aluredi abbatis Reuallis, i. de speculo caritatis et de libro spiritualis amicicie
Lesnes (or Westwood) was an Augustinian priory near Woolwich
14.
68v-70v
pseudo-Aelred of Rievaulx OCist, Speculum humilitatis (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
68v
(9v)
Rubric:
Incipit liber qui dicitur speculum humilitatis
68v
Incipit:
Dominus noster Ihesu Christus dicit discipulis suis in ewangelio. Nolite in sublime tolli
70v
Explicit:
humilitatem exhibuit. beatus saluator Christus Ihesus qui cum patre et spiritu sancto uiuit et regnat in secula seculorum. Amen
This tract is noticed in Bale's Index, pp. 470,480. In the former place it is ascribed to a monk of Syon. It occurs in the Syon Catalogue under S.43
ir
The flyleaf is from a beautifully written xiith cent. copy of the Gospels containing part of Matt. xvi., xvii