Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 253 (U.4.11)
Images: [ MS Hunter 253 fol 1r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1199 and 1399
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Husain Ibn 'Abd Allah, (Abu 'Ali), Ibn Sina (i.e. Avicenna), De Anima.
Rogeri Bacon, Inspector: Liber Expositorivs in Librvm Avicennae de Anima.
Incerti Avctoris, De Ponderibvs.
Morieni Romani, Epistola ad Regem Kalid.
Muhammad Ibn Zakariya, (Abu Bakr), Al-Razi (i.e. Rases), Libri V. De LXX. Praeceptis.
Hermetis Trismegisti, Tractatvs Avrevs De Lapidis Physici Secreto.
Rosini, Epistolae Ad Evthesiam.
Incerti Avctoris, Dicta Sapientis.
Incerti Avctoris, Tvrba Philosophorvm. (Codex Veritatis.)
Incerti Avctoris, Distinctiones Secretorvm Sapientvm.
Incerti Avctoris, Alexandri Regis Persarvm Epistola.
Aristotelis(?), De XXX Verbis Liber.
Incerti Avctoris, Socratis Alchemica.
Effrey Effinensis, Liber.
Khalid Ibn Yazid (Al-'Umawi), Tractatvs.
Incerti Avctoris, Opvs Philosophorum.
Incerti Avctoris, Liber Administrationvm.
Jabir Ibn Haiyan (Abu Musa) Al-Tarsusi (i.e. Geber), Svmma Perfecti Magisterii.
Incerti Avctoris, Synonyma Alchemiae.
Incerti Avctoris, Tractatvs De IV Spiritibvs.
Ventregae, Commentvm in Librvm Avicennae de Anima.
Incerti Avctoris, De Separatione Elementorvm.
Incerti Avctoris, Viaticvm Pavpervm.
On ii, 2 recto in an early XVIII. Cent. hand: 42 Johannis de Londino Tractatus
On ii, 2 verso in a XV. Cent. hand: Intitulatio. liber de alkemia qui dicitur Inspector cum alijs. [Under this, in Dr. Wm. Hunter's hand]: Liber fratris Iohannis London in quo continentur | Varia ex scriptoribus de Alkemia.
On ii, 3 recto in a XIV.-XV. Cent. hand: Liber fratris Johannis london in quo continentur subscripta | Primo Auicenna de Anima mundi Item liber qui dicitur inspector. | Item morienus ad regem kalid. | Item quinque libri de 70 Rasis. | Item tractatus Septem hermetis. | Item Euthesia ad Rosinum. | Item Turba philosophorum | Item Distincciones Sapientum | Item Epistola Alexandri Regis persarum | Item liber de 30 verbis Aristotilis | Item Socratis | Item liber Effrey effinensis | Item tractatus Kalyd | Item liber Commentatus. | Item Opus philosophorum. | Item liber Administracionis | Item Gyberus perfecti magisterij | Item Synonyma Alkymye | Item Tractatus de quatuor spirituum. | Item ventegra Auicenne | Item de distyllacione lapidis | Item viaticus pauperum | De librario sancti Augustini Cantuariensis Distinctio XIIIa. Gradus IIII. (See Dr. M.R. James, Anc. Lib. of Cant. and Dover, Camb. 1903, p. 375, No. 1544.)
A XVI. Cent. hand (probably Dr. John Dee's) has added references to the folios and "Dicta Sapientis 71." The missing work "Liber Commentatus" is paged 106, and possibly occupied folios 106-121. His autograph occurs above the initial on 1, 1 recto, Joes Dee | 1556, and also on f. '104' recto [unkeyable character] imus æquorum. Cela secretum meum | J.D. Most of the marginalia appear to be his. On the verso of f. 59 he adds a correction with this note: "hunc paragraphum ita legite Pantheus pag. 41." This refers to his own annotated copy of Johannes Augustus Pantheus Venetus now in the British Museum. See Sloan Cat. p. 491, 3620.
For Roger Bacon, the philosopher (1214?-1294), see Dict. Nat. Biog. ii. 374. Bacon's Epistle annotated by J. Dee in Theat. Chem. v. pp. 844-868.
For Dr. John Dee, mathematician and astrologer to Queen Elizabeth (1527-1608), see Dict. Nat. Biog. xiv. 271.
This MS. is given by J.O. Halliwell in the Camden Society's Series, 1842, pp. 65, 66, No. 4, but the table of contents ends with "Geber de perfecto magisterio." John of London, the original owner and donor to Canterbury of this MS., is here mentioned (pp. 69, 70) as having had a part of No. 28, which is now MS. Harl. I. "Johannes Dee 1557."
For John of London, see Dict. Nat. Biog. xxix. 448, and Dr. M.R. James, Ancient Libraries of Canterbury and Dover, Camb. Univ. Press, 1903, pp. lxxiv-lxxvii and 540.
[Formerly S.5.6; S.5.64].
f. 180 v. Notes in bottom margin are in John of London's hand. For facsimiles of it see A.B. Emden, Donors of books to St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, Oxf. Bibl. Soc. Information supplied by Mr. Andrew G. Watson, 1973
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 10¼ x 7½, ff. 161, originally ff. 180 (168), in various hands, in double cols. (ff. 1-105) of 40 lines, each 6 5/8 x 2 1/8, single cols. (ff. 122-154) of 48 lines, each 8¼ x 5 5/8, treble cols. (ff. 155-159) of 53 lines, each 8 3/8 x 1 3/4, single cols. of 43-50 lines, each 7-8¼ x 4¼-4½, signatures, catchwords, foliation (contemporary) (ff. 1-180), gilt illuminated initial with gestures (the first page), spirited pencil drawing of hare and hound (f. 12 verso), large and small ornamental initials with gestures, red and blue paragraph marks, rubrics, many marginalia (mostly by Dr. John Dee), vellum unequal and frequently defective, badly cropped, fol. sec. et de tribus legibus. Late Cent. XIII.-XIV.
Binding: Millboards, covered rough black calf, blind-tooled sides and edges, recently re-backed, old title (gilt), on crimson morocco shield, replaced: IOHANIS | DE LOND | TRACTATV | S. Cent. XVI.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 204.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: A.B. Emden, Donors of books to St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury,(Oxford Bibliographical Society); John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 204-207.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Avicenna 980-1037
Abu Ali Al Husayn Ibn Abd Allah ibn Sina.
author: Roger Bacon 1214?-1294
Philosopher.
author: Effrey Effinensis
author: Geber
Abu Musa Jabir Ibn Haiyan al-Tarsusi.
author: Hermes Trismegistus
author: Khalid King of Persia
Khalid ibn Yazid al-Umawi.
author: Morienus
Hermit.
author: Pseudo-Aristotle
author: Rhazes 894-925
Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya ibn al-Razi.
author: Rosinus
author: Ventrega
provenance: Abbey of St Augustine (Canterbury)
provenance: John Dee 1527-1608
Mathematician and astrologer.
provenance: John of London fl.1267
Mathematician.
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