MS. Index

Including Ars Notoria and material from Albertus Magnus and Roger Bacon

Postby John J. Coughlin » Sat May 15, 2004 5:31 pm

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(See my additional notes in {Backets})

MS. Sloane 513.
Parchment. Small Quarto. 321 folios. 15th Century.
Omnia exceptis foliis 3-10, quae sec. XIV ineunte sunt descripta, manu Ricardi Dove sec. XV exarata, monachi de Bukfestre [Bukfastleigh, Co. Devon] ; olim, Johannis Shaxton.
32. Excerpta quaedam alchymica. f.154.
Incip: 'Principium alkemie constit in materie elleccione.'
33. The second and third parts of the 'Myrrour of Lyttes.' f.155.
Begins: 'In schechyng owt the sothenes of this craft.'
Ends: 'Explicit semita recta alkymye Alberti.'
35. [Alberti Magni] {Albertus Magnus} tractatus de alchymia pars. f.168b.
{Speculum luminum (ff168-178) [The mirror of lights]}
Begins: 'Nunc videndum est quomodo fiunt furnelli.'
Ends: 'Explicit semita recta alkemie Alberti.' Exstat impress in Theatrum Chemicum, Arg. 1659, vol. ii. p.428.
36. Rogerii Baconis {Roger Bacon} Speculum Secretorum. f.178.b.
Begins: 'In nomine Domini nostri Jhesu Christ, ad instruccionem multorum.'
Ends: 'Explicit liber Secretorum, quod Roger Bakon composuit, cujus anime propicietur Deus. Amen.'
Exstat impress cum aliia ejusdem auctoris opusculis, 12mo. Francof. 1603, p.387.
37. Ejusdem semita recta alchymiae; partly in Latin, partly in French. f.181b.
Begins: 'Libelli hujus aquarum series XII pendet causis.'
Ends: 'Explicit semita recta alkemie, secundum Magistrum Rogerum Bakun.'
38. Anonymi auctoris tractatulus de alchymia. f.189.
Begins: 'Omne datum optimum etomne donum perfectum desursum est.'
Ends: 'Explicit fundamentum alkimie et tota perfeccio, si recte intelligis.'
39. Ars Notoria; with tables. f.202.
Begins: 'Hic incipit ars notoria, ad intelligendum omnes artes et secreta tocius mundi.'
Ends: 'Amen quod Ric Dove, Monarchus Bukfestre.'
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Little better breakdown of folios...

Postby John J. Coughlin » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:41 am

Sloane Ms 513
14th – 15th cent. 321ff. Quarto.
A miscellany containing astrology, astronomy, arithmetic, law and language. There are forty-one items including:
3. Practical geometry. ff.11-15.
7. Richard Dove. Planetary calendar. ff.20-21.
9. Richard Dove. De artibus planetarum. ff.23-24.
11-12. Richard Dove. On weights. f.24.
22. Roderick of Majorca. On chiromancy. ff.84-96.
24. Seventy-four verses on fortune telling based on dice throwing. f.98.
25-26. Richard Dove. On chiromacy. ff.100-135.
27-31. On the French language. ff.135-153.
33. Albertus Magnus. Semita recta. ff.155-168.
35. Albertus Magnus. Speculum luminum. ff.168-178.
36. Roger Bacon. Speculum secretorum. ff.178-181.
37. Roger Bacon. Receipts. f.181.
38. Roger Bacon. Liber duodecim aquarum. ff.184-188.
39. Richard Dove. Ars notoria, cum tabulis. Ff.192-200.
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