Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection -- Manuscript Number: ljs191              Version:
Introduction to Astrology and Its Use in Weather Prediction, Medicine, and Agriculture    England, 1496

Physical Description:

Quarto, 20 ff., collation: i16, ii4, last two folios apparently later flyleaves { paper has chainlines, but no watermark. Current flyleaves added with modern binding, contemporary foliation in ink on lower left corner of each recto, 1 column, approximately 28 lines, ruled in blind, written in brown ink in a Tudor secretary hand by a single scribe, on rag paper with no chain lines or watermarks, 6 tables, modern antique-style calf binding (originally stab-sewn), 197 x 150 (170 x 112) mm.

Incipit: Now to be noted it is principally that these names have judiciall signification`/`and blowinge of winde. Colophon, f. 18v: Explicit finis.


  1. James Alleyn with his 16th century signature on a folio now separated from this manuscript.
  2. Bute Library (ex Ms. 13).
  3. SothebyFs, 13 June 1983, lot 32 part 7.
  4. H. P. Kraus ms. R2411.
  5. John Stanitz Ms. 22.
  6. Acquired en bloc from Dr. Stanitz in September 1997.

SothebyFs, 13 June 1983 Bute sale, lot 32; R. B. Knowles, Third Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Appendix, 1872, p.208.