The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark O.4.9
Manuscript Title

Hero of Alexandria, Pneumatica

Alternative Title

Heronis Pneumatica.

James Number 1240
Century 16th
Physical Description

Very well written.


Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. G. 3 (? 2). No. 287.

There is a handsome title-page with painted border. In the lower margin a shield quarterly 1 and 4 sa a lion rampant or 2 and 3 lozengy of arg and az an inescutcheon obliterated.

Donor Gale, Roger (1672-1744), Antiquary
Size (cm) 34 x 22.5
Folio 44 ff. of text and 17 of drawings.
Binding In red morocco (? German work) with handsome gold tooling
Material Paper
Language GreekLatin
IIIF Manifest URL
Online Since 13/09/2021


The title in gold:
Heronis Alexandrini spiritalium libri duo Graeci manuscripti numquam adhuc neque latini impressi.
Dedication in Latin
Ad illmum Principem Hermestum comitem Palatinum Rheni, utriusque Bauariae ducem, administratorem Frisingensem.
Signed Josephus Auria.
Ἥρωνος ίλεξανδρέως πνευματικών πρώτον.
Τὴς πνευματικὴς πραγματείας σπουδὴς ἠξιωμένης.
Lib. II. begins on f.26 and ends on f.44b:
Προσενεχθέντος αὑ̑τἤ ποτηρὀου πὀεται.
Spaces are left throughout for diagrams. After the text diagrams follow, occupying 17 leaves.


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