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Bod-Inc: A-036

Aegidius Romanus

In Aristotelis De generatione et corruptione commentum.


Analysis of Content

a2r Aegidius Romanus (Aegidius Columna): Expositio in Aristotelis librum De generatione et corruptione; prologue. Incipit: ‘[A]nima ut testatur philosophus est quodammodo omnia quicquid est . . .’ See Bruni, Opere, 10; Glorieux, Répertoire, II 400 r; Lohr (1967), 330 no. 7; Zumkeller 33.

a2r Aristoteles: De generatione et corruptione [Latin translation, ‘Translatio vetus']. De generatione et corruptione, ed. Joanna Judycka, AL IX/1 (1986), 5-81 (translatio vetus); see Thorndike–Kibre 374. Translation sometimes ascribed to Henricus Aristippus; see AL I 54 (1957); BSB‑Ink and Bernard Dod, ‘Aristoteles Latinus', CHLMP 62-4 ascribe to Guilelmus de Moerbeka. On the different versions of the text see George Lacombe, ‘Medieval Latin Versions of the Parva naturalia’, New Scholasticism, 5 (1930), 289-311; Lorenzo Minio-Paluello, ‘Henri Aristippe, Guillaume de Moerbeke, et les traductions latines médiévales des Météorologiques et du De generatione et corruptione d'Aristote', Revue philosophique de Louvain, 45 (1947), 224-32 (Opuscula, 57-86); F. Pelster, ‘Neuere Forschungen über die Aristoteles-Übersetzungen des 12. und 13. Jahrhunderts', Gregorianum, 30 (1949), 71-7; L. Minio-Paluello, ‘Les “trois rédactions” de la traduction médiévale gréco-latine du De generatione et corruptione d'Aristote', Revue philosophique de Louvain, 48 (1950), 252-9 (Opuscula, 114-26).

a2r Aegidius Romanus (Aegidius Columna): In Aristotelis De generatione et corruptione commentum. Incipit: ‘Consuetudo philosophi est suis libris premittere . . .’

cc8v Ramusius, Hieronymus: ‘Ad emptorem liber.’ Incipit: ‘Hoc opus emptor emas quo non praestantius vnquam est'; 3 elegiac distichs addressed to the purchaser. See F. Flamini, ‘G. Ramusio (1450-1586) e i suoi versi latini e volgari', Atti e Memorie della R. Accademia di scienze, lettere ed arti in Padova, NS 16 (1899-1900), 11-41 and M. T. D'Alverny, ‘Survivance et renaissance d'Avicenne à Venise et à Padoue', in Venezia e l'Oriente tra tardo Medio Evo e Rinascimento, ed. A. Pertusi (Florence, 1966), 75-101; F. Lucchetta, ‘Girolamo Ramusio: profilo biografico', Quaderni per la storia dell'Università di Padova, 15 (1982), 1-60.

cc8v [First colophon.]

a2r Marsilius Ab Inghen: Quaestiones in Aristotelis De generatione et corruptione. Edited by Nicoletus Vernias Theatinus. Incipit: ‘[C]irca primum librum De generatione primo queritur utrum ens mobile . . .’ See Lohr (1971), 330 no. 12.

E4v [Second colophon with note on editor.]

E4v ‘Tituli questionum primi libri.’

E4v Ramusius, Hieronymus: ‘De emptore et Marsilio.’ Incipit: ‘Ut miles qum bella tument se miscet in armis'; 3 elegiac distichs.

E5r Vernias, Nicoletus: [Letter to] Henricus Languardus, Archbishop of Acerenza and Matera. Incipit: ‘Cum ego iam, reuerende archiepiscope, Papie me contulissem . . .’

E5r Vernias, Nicoletus: Quaestio de ente mobili. Incipit: ‘Questio est an ens mobile sit totius naturalis philosophie subiectum . . .’ Text dated Padua, 12 Feb. 1480; see Nardi, Saggi, 102-3; Lohr (1972), 308-9.


Imprint: Padua: Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt, 24-9 Feb. 1480. Folio.


Collation: a b8 c6 d10 aa6 bb cc8 2a b8 c6 d8 e6 A8 B6 C–E8.


ISTC: ia00072000

GW: GW 7199;

Hain: H* 1692;

Goff: Goff A‑72;

Proctor: Pr 6801;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑50; Osler, IM, 199; Sheppard 5589.

LCN: 14340421


Copy number: A-036(1)

Binding: Contemporary German quarter pigskin over wooden boards replaced in the nineteenth century(?). Hinges for clasps re-used on upper board. Diagonal four-line fillets within a frame formed by three- or four-line fillets. Title and old shelfmark ‘E III' on the spine.

Size: 420 × 290 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 418 × 280 mm.

An eight-line initial ‘A' is supplied in red and green ink on a2r with green pen-work extending into left, upper, and lower margins with spray of red and green ink. A four-line initial on a2r is supplied in red with green flourish in margin. Eight-line initial on2 a2r not supplied; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining of some chapter headings in red.

Provenance: Landsberg, Bavaria, Jesuits. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; Munich shelfmark, Inc. c. ao. 918a, on slip pasted on the front pastedown; stamp and duplicate stamp on a2r. Purchased for £1. 12. 0; see Books Purchased (1859), 10.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 2.22.

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