Collection of astronomical texts, including a copy of a treatise on the calendar originally compiled for Pedro IV, King of Aragon, with an almanac of oppositions and conjunctions of the sun and moon and predictions of lunar and solar eclipses; four short works by the 12th-century scientist Abraham Ibn Ezra on an introduction to astrology, choosing the most auspicious moment for a given activity, the zodiac, and astrology concerning humankind collectively; and a Hebrew translation of Ptolemy's Almagest, with numerous tables, diagrams, and illustrations.
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
114 leaves : parchment, col. ill.; 275 x 204 (190 x 132) mm. bound to 288 x 224 mm.
Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2013.; Sold at auction at Sotheby's, 10 Dec. 1996, lot 48, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.; Formerly owned by the Carl Alexander Floersheim Trust for Art and Judaica (Bermuda).; Offered for sale as part of Sassoon's collection at auction at Sotheby's (New York), 4 December 1984, lot 88.; Formerly owned by David Solomon Sassoon (Ms. 823), probably purchased in the mid-1920s.; Offered for sale as part of Sassoon's collection at auction at Sotheby's (Zurich), 5 November 1975, lot 15.