Hermes, Trismegistus (ca. 2./4. Jh.)
This composite manuscript from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel was written by various hands; it contains primarily astrological writings, among them texts by Abraham ibn Esra, Al-Zarkali and Hermes Trismegistus translated from the Arabic, Hebrew and Greek. In the margin of f. 120r there is a blessing against worms, on f. 145v medical advice in a blend of German and Latin. In addition to handwritten parts, the volume also contains three prints. One of the two original leather clasps is still intact.
Online Since: 03/29/2019
- Alfonsus, Bonihominis (Translator) | Aristoteles (Author) | Bruni, Leonardo (Author) | Bruni, Leonardo (Translator) | Campanus, Johannes (Author) | Cicero, Marcus Tullius (Author) | Florus, Lucius Annaeus (Author) | Henricus, Bate (Translator) | Hermes, Trismegistus (Author) | Hippocrates (Author) | Ibn-ʿEzra, Avraham Ben-Meʾir (Author) | Johannes, de Lineriis (Author) | Louber, Jakob (Librarian) | Maġribī, as-Samauʾal Ibn-Yaḥyā al- (Author) | Nicolaus, de Tudeschis (Author) | Petrus, de Abano (Translator) | Petrus, De Andelo (Author) | Plinius Caecilius Secundus, Gaius (Author) | Ṯābit Ibn-Qurra (Author) | Valerius Maximus (Author) | Valescus, de Taranta (Author) | Zarqālī, Ibrāhīm Ibn-Yaḥyā az- (Author) Found in: Standard description
This volume contains the so-called Wörterbuch des alten Schulmeisters (old schoolmaster's dictionary). This is an independent adaptation of the more widely used Vocabularius ex quo. In contrast to the more original version, in the old schoolmaster's edition the German explanations take a back seat to the purely Latin ones. The original pastedowns, which were detached from the cover during a restoration in 1974, also contain excerpts from a Latin translation of Aristotle's De anima and other pieces of related content. The fact that the text on the rear pastedown directly continues the text from the front pastedown shows that, in their original context, the pastedowns must have been two successive pages of one manuscript.
Online Since: 06/18/2020
- Hermes, Trismegistus (Author) Found in: Standard description
- Alfredus, Sereshalensis (Author) | Alter Schulmeister (Author) | Aristoteles (Author) | Heinrich Arnoldi (Librarian) | Hermes, Trismegistus (Author) | Iohannes, Hispanus (Translator) | Louber, Jakob (Librarian) | Moser, Urban (Librarian) | Qusta Ibn-Luqa (Author) Found in: Standard description