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Shelf Mark: York, Austin Friars A8 362

Author(s): al-Kindi; Hermes; Salomon; Gyrgit filie Circis; Honorius; Eleazar of Worms(?); Belemith (?); Thomas Aquinas (?); Achmet (Ahmed) ibn Sirin; Thomas Erghome (owner, donor); Toz Graecus?

Title(s): Ars Notoria; De radiis stellarum; Clavicula Salomonis; Liber Sacer; de imaginibus; nova ars; liber imaginum; tractatus de Floron; de quatuor annulis; Liber Veneris (Toz?); de secretis philosophorum; Imagines secundum Aristotelem; Ad includendum in speculo spiritum

Date: Pre 1400

Language(s): Latin

Contents:
a. Liber sompniarii Ybin Cyrin' in 8 partibus et pars in cifra (Achmet (Ahmed) ibn Sirin , Oneirocriicon, prob. tr. Leo Tuscus as in Oxford Bodl. Digby 103; Thorndike HMES II.291-3.)
b. liber qui intitulatur de iudiciis astrorum(Perhaps Alkindi, tr. Robert of Chester, but title is common; Carmody 78. Also 366c.)
c. 9 ymagines extracte de libro veneris(Cf. 364b; perhaps De lapidibus Veneris of Toz Graecus, see D. Pingree, "The Diffusion of Arabic magical texts in Western Europe" in La Diffusione delle scienze islamich nel Medio Evo europeo 1987 57-102)
d. brevis tractatus quatuor capitulis de sompno et visione (Alkindi, tr. Gerard of Cremona: pr. Beitra;ge zur Geschichte der Philosophie des Mittelalters, 2.5 (1897) 12-27; Carmody 83-4)
e. tractatus de operibus et occultis actionibus naturalium (Perhaps Thomas Aquinas: Thorndike/Kibre 1280.)
f. liber Hermetis de celo et mundo distinctus in 6 partes
g. theorica artis magice in 56 capitulis (Title given (as in Selden MS) to Alkindi's De radiis stellarum; Carmody 82.)
h. flores coniunctionis veritatis gomancie distinctus in theoricam et practicam (Cf. Flores questionum veritatis et iudiciorum geomanciae in Bodl. Bodley 581 (2191), identified by T. Charmasson, Recherches sur une technique divinatoire: la ge'omancie dans l'Occident me'dieval, Geneva-Paris 1980, 136 n8 as an excerpt from Gerard of Cremona, Geomanctia.)
i. introductorium ad geomanciam docens terminos artis
k. tractatus de penthagono Salomonis (Thorndike HMES II.279ff.)
l. tractatus ad inclusionem spiritus in speculo
m. opus capitis magni cum aliis capitibus pertinencibus
n. tractatus ymaginum secundum mouimentum planetarum et operacionibus eorum (Possibly Liber Belemith de imaginibus septem planetarum: Carmody 72-3; Pingree 78. Cf. 375d).
o. tractatus ymaginum Gyrgit filie Circis de opere ymaginum distincus in theoricam et practicam (Cf. Bl. Royal 12 C.xviii art. 3.)
p. Hermes de ymaginibus (Pingree 91ff. Tanner (1947) lists a number of works on astrological images attrib. Hermes (cf. Carmody 58ff), but these and 362al have not been clearly identified.); q. idem in alio gractatu de ymaginibus
r. tractatus Hyllonii de arte ymaginibus (Cf. 383k.)
s. tractatus de nominibus angelorum et effectubus eorum
t. vinculum Salomonis (See 362k)
u. tractatus de valeriana
x. tractatus de spiritu cibile
y. tractatus de capite Satruni
z. liber Honorii diuisus in 5 tractatus (Perhaps Honorius Augustodunensis Clavis physicae, said to be in five books, but most likely Honorius Thebensis, Liber sacratus: Thorndike HMES II.283-9.)
aa. tractatus ad habendam loquelam cum spiritu et effectum eternum
ab. aliud opus preciosum ad magnum effectum
ac. liber rubeus qui aliter dicitur sapeincia nigromancie
ad experimentum bonum sortis
ae. tractatus Fortunati Elaezari de arte euthontica ydaica et epytologica (Eleazar of Worms or Salomon De quatuor annulis (Thorndike/Kibre 366)?) [Cf. Sloane 3847]
af. tractatus de nominibus angelorum ordine forma et potestate et mansione
ag. tractatus de Floron (On the demon Sloron see HMES II.965)
ah. tractatus qui dicitur secretum philosophorum diuisum in 7 partes secundum quod pertractat 7 artes (HMESII.788-91, 811-2)
ai. liber veneris in tres partes diuisus (Prob. Toz Graecus: Thorndike (1947) 248-9)
ak liber ymaginum Aristotelis (ibid.)
al. tractatus Hermetis de ymaginibus
am. alius tractatus ymaginum
an. exceptciones horarum a Ptholomeo descripte (Exceptiones synon. electiones; most likely T/K 707.)
ao. fforme ymaginum in sinculis signorum faciebus
ap. ffinis artis notorie veteris(Cf. 371h; Throndike/Kibre 485, 1369.)
aq ars notoria noua completa (ibid.)
ar. multa esperimenta
Catalogued under the heading "Prophecie et Supersticiosa."

History: From the catalogue of the Library of the Austin Friars of York, 1372 and Later. The catalogue likely completed by the early 15th century. It is divided into two hands, one for Erghome's books and the other for the library. Also a later hand for Buckwode's items and later additions. "The inventory is divided according to the following subjects: Bible*, Historie Scolastice, Textus Biblie glosati,* Postille, Concordancie et interpretationes nominum Hebreorum, Originalia, Excerpta subscriptorum,* Historie gentium, Summe doctorum, Scripta super Sententias, Quodlibeta et questiones,* Tabule,* Logicalia et philosophia cum scriptis et commentis,* Philosophica Aristotelis,* Prohecie et supersticiosa,** Astronomia et Astrologia,* Instrumenta Astrologica magistri Johannis Erghome, Libri diuini oficii magistri Johannis Erghome, Jura ciuilia,* Jura cononica et leges humane,** Jura canonica, Auctores et philosophi extranei,* Grammatica,* Rhetorica,* Medicina,* Hystorie et Cronice, Sermones et materie sermonum,* Summe morales doctorum et sermones, Arsmetrica,** Mustica,** Geometrica,** Perspectiua**..... Erghome books are entered under 16 of the 24 subjects(*) (excluding the instruments and service books); 9 sections are specifically devoted to Erghome so that his collections set the pattern for the latter half of the catalogue(**)." (Humphreys, p xxvi) Erghome's gift made this an important centre for scholarship (Ibid., xxviii)

Bibliography: K.W. Humphreys, ed., The Friars' Libraries (London: British Library in Association with the British Acedemy, 1900).