Astronomical and Astrological Treatises

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 103 MS FRANC 1
  • Dates of Creation
      15th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      French Latin
  • Physical Description
      1 volume containing 79 leaves

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume, 15th century: l'art de astronomie, a collection of astronomical and astrological treatises, including diagrams. Manuscript on paper throughout, written in a prose style, with some lists and diagrams.

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Presumably among the manuscripts bequeathed to University College London as part of Graves' library in 1870.

Other Finding Aids

Dorothy K Coveney, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of University College London' (London, 1935); handlist at University College London Special Collections.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper manuscript in modern binding of red morocco, gold stamped, with gilt edges. One hand. Rubricated. Diagrams in black, red and yellow. 22cm.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Custodial History

The manuscript formed part of the library of John Thomas Graves (1806-1870), mathematician and Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London, whose collection included manuscripts dating from the 15th to the 19th century, relating mainly to mathematics. Formerly Graves 1257. Other pressmarks: 19.h.5; 149.c.5.