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Computistical miscellany

Written in a small semi-gothic German hand 24 lines to a page. Two large ornamental initials in green, red and black, the first with marginal decorations. Other initials in red, paragraph marks, headings, etc. in red. Illustrated by three full page astronomical diagrams in red, green and black, the last, with a sun in gold and half-moon in silver.


1. ff. 1r-8r John of Erfurt, Computus chirometralis minor

f. 1r Cognitio veritatis de pausis temporum ... f. 8r Explicit computus cirometarlis minor.

2. ff. 8r-16r Computus chirometralis minor

f. 8r Incipit computus cirometarlis maior. Ut solis et lune motus ... f. 16r Explicit computus cirometralis.

3. ff. 16v-17r Tables

4. ff. 17v-18r Peter of Dacia, Tabulae cum explicationibus

f. 17v Ad inveniendum locum lune ... f. 18r Sic habeas moum et locum solis et lune.

5. f. 18v Astrological diagram

f. 19r blank

6. ff. 19v-22v Computus judaicus

f. 19v Me pudet audire iudeum talia scrie ... f. 22v Explicit computus iudaicus per manum Wilhellmi Sub anno domini m cccc xliii in die agathe vigilii.



Physical description

1 volume 22 ff. 4to. 20 1/2 x 14 1/2 cm. Blue velvet binding over wooden boards.

Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's 19/12/1929, Lot 672.

Biographical note

Written by a scribe called William.

Finding aids

Catalogue description modified in 2014. For original description, see S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Location of duplicates

This material has been digitised and can be freely accessed online through Wellcome Collection catalogue.

Ownership note

On the verso of the fly-leaf at the beginning, a note in pencil states: 'purchased by an Agent from the Covent [Benedictine Monastery] of St. Emmeram [sic for "Emeran"] at Ratisbon in Germany'. From the Library of Sir F[rancis] S[harp] Powell (1827-1911), of Horton Old Hall, Bradford.


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  • 52328