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Graz, Universitätsbibliothek, Ms. 297

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Alte Signatur: 39/9 f° — Parchment — 115 fols. — 280 × 180 mm — Sankt Lambrecht — s. XII

Digital facsimile at ub.uni-graz.at.

Excerptum de astrologia

De ordine ac positione

Parchment Lagen: Quire mark (?) on f. 112v in the lower margin. Modern foliation with pencil at the top right corner of every folium. Holes in the parchment partly sewed up. Written in 30 long lines. Blind ruling with prikings visible in the outher margin. Red rubrics and initials. On f.115v a charter transcript about a gift made by Burkards von Mureck to the monastery St. Lambrecht. Published by Johann Loserth, "Kleine steiermärkische Nekrologien und nekrologische Notizen," in Beiträge zur Kunde steiermärkischer Geschichtsquellen 26 (1894): 3-20.

Gothic leather binding (probably s. XIV). The binding was renewed in August 1958 by bookbinder Kümmler, who added two clasps (see note in pencil on f. 115v).

Herkunft: The manuscript was written ins. XII1, probably in the Benedictine monastery of St. Lambrecht. See the exlibris on the front paste-down Librum istum sancti lamberti et fratrum eius quisquis ui uel furto abstulerit anathema sit (s. XII2.

Selected Bibliography: Wonisch, Othmar. "Die St. Lambrechter Handschriftenverzeichnisse."Neue Chronik zur Geschichte und Volkskunde der Innerösterreichischen Alpenländer 7 (1962): 2. — Kern, Anton.Die Handschriften der Universitätsbibliothek Graz, Vol. 1. Leipzig: Harrassowitz, 1939, p. 165. — Wonisch, Othmar. "Die St. Lambrecht-Grazer Handschriften."Zentralblatt für Bibliothekswesen 35 (1918): 64-73.

1r-9v Bede: De natura rerum. Incipit liber Bede presbyteri de naturis rerum. (1r) Verse. Naturas rerum uarias lanetis et aeui … — … Qui legis astra super mente tuere diem. (1r-v) Capitula. Capitula libri sequentis. I. De quadrifario opere dei. … — … XLVIIII. Incendium ethne. (1v-9v) Incipit liber de quadrifario opere dei. Operatio diuina quae secula creauit et gubernat … — … usque ad meridiem atque inde africa a ameridie usque ad occidentem extenditur. Explicit liber de natura rerum uenerabilis bedae presbyteri. Red initials and rubricated titles. Manicula as in f. 3r, 5v etc.

9v-111v Bede: De temporum ratione. Incipit praefatio. De natura rerum et ratione temporum duos quondam stricto sermone libellos … — … eternam cuncti celestium praemiorum mereamut accipere palmam. Explicit domino iuvante bede presbyteri liber de temporibus feliciter. Many contemporary interlienar glosses to the first chapters (untill f.29r). Decorated initials on ff. 9v, 11v. Diagram on f. 18v illustrating the shadow cast onto the moon during night.

112r-113r Excerptum de astronomia. Duo sunt extremi uertices mundi quos appelant polos … — … ad ipsum usque decurrit accipiens.

113r-115r De ordine ac positione stellarum in signis. Est quidem hic ordo posicioque syderum quae caelo plurium coaceruatione stellarum insignum … — … Anticanis habet stellas IIII.

115r Ps-Priscian: De sideribus. XII signa. Ad boree arcturi partes uertuntur et anguis … — … Hinc sequitur pistrix simul heridanique fluenta.