The James Catalogue Of Western Manuscripts


  • Shelfmark: O.5.30
  • Manuscript Title: Alhacen De Perspectiva
  • Alternative Title:   Ibn al-Haytham (Alhacen), Perspectiva
  • James Number: 1311  View Printed Catalogue Entry
  • Date: Cent. xiii.
  • Physical Description: Double columns of 45 lines. In a clear hand, black ink. Marginal notes in several hands, some very minute. Well-drawn diagrams. The lower corners of the leaves are very tender from damp.
  • Provenance: On f.1 'Babington' (xvi) and
    Liber Tho. Bulkley ex dono doctoris Babin(gton).

    Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. Old mark gone (A. 26).

  • Donor: Gale, Roger (1672-1744), antiquary
  • Size (cm): 35.5 x 25
  • Support: Vellum
  • Language: Latin
  • Century: 13th century
  • Folio: 165 ff.
  • Collation:  112-1412 (wants 10-12 blank).
  • Second Folio:    libus et quod
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  • Online Since:     07/11/2016
  • Alhacen de perspectiua (without title).
    f.1 Inuenimus uisum quando
    Ends f.165a: nunc autem terminemus hunc tractatum qui est finis libri etc. Deo gracias.
    Expl. liber haten filii hucayni filii hayten. De aspectibus.
    Three paragraphs on light, in a smaller hand, follow.
    On the verso a xvith cent. scribble
    Bangor dioc.
    Villa bode...
    and others.


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