Alfonsus, Bonihominis (✝-1339)
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 small volume contains an anti-Jewish treatise which is said to have been written in Arabic towards the end of the 11th century by Rabbi Samuel de Fez, who converted to Christianity. In 1339 it was translated into Latin by the Spanish Dominican Alfonso Buenhombre. Since no Arabic version of this text is known, it seems that Buenhombre himself is in fact the author. Today, about 300 manuscripts with this text are known, in addition to numerous translations and editions. The origin of this copy is unknown, but it has been in Hauterive since at least the 18th century.
Online Since: 06/18/2020
- Alfonsus, Bonihominis (Translator) | Durantis, Guilelmus, Mende, Bischof (Author) | Samuel, Marochitanus (Author) Found in: Standard description