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Bod-Inc: A-038

Aegidius Romanus

In Aristotelis Physica commentum.


Analysis of Content

a1v Aegidius Viterbiensis: [Letter of dedication to] Gratianus Fulginas. Incipit: ‘Commentaria que in phisico auditu Egidius noster edidit, Magister Bernardus Granellus Ianuensis, vir doctrina ac facundia sane clarissimus, cognoscenda castigandaque sumpserat . . .’

a1v Aegidius Viterbiensis: Incipit: ‘Eterne studium laudis et inseri'; 28 lines of verse in 7 strophes of 4 lines, each consisting of 2 lesser asclepiad, 1 enneasyllabic and 1decasyllabic aeolic verses.

a2r Aegidius Romanus (Aegidius Columna): In Aristotelis Physica commentum; ‘Prologus.’ Incipit: ‘[N]aturalis scientia est aliqua scientiarum speculatiuarum, vt dicitur .vi. Metaphysicae . . .’

a4r Aegidius Romanus (Aegidius Columna): In Aristotelis physica commentum; commentary. Books 1-4 edited by Bernardus Granellus, 5-8 by Aegidius Viterbiensis, according to the letter of dedication. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam quidem intelligere et scire etc. Liber iste Physicorum, quem pre manibus habemus diuiditur in partes duas, in prohemium et tractatum . . .’ See Bruni, Opere, 9; Glorieux, Répertoire, II 400 g; Lohr (1967), 330 no. 6; Zumkeller 45. The incipit of the commentary is as given by Lohr, not as by Zumkeller.

ee3v [Colophon.]

ee3v [Printing privilege and monopoly of sale in Venetian territories for ten years.] Incipit: ‘Omnibus autem librum intuentibus palam sit prefatum impressorem Hyeronimum Durantem de speciali gratia ab illustrissimo Venetorum dominio impetrasse . . .’

ee4r Aegidius Viterbiensis: ‘Versus ad lectorem.’ Incipit: ‘Ecce opus antistes quod iam celeberrimus egit'; 6 elegiac distichs.

ee4r ‘Tabula huius operis.’ The arrangement of the ‘tabula' is explained in the verses above.


Imprint: Padua: Hieronymus de Durantibus, 15 Oct. 1493. Folio.


Collation: a–z8 [et]8 [con]8 [rum]8 aa8 bb–dd6 ee8.


ISTC: ia00075000

GW: GW 7197;

Hain: H *128;

Goff: Goff A‑75;

BMC: BMC VII 1152;

Proctor: Pr 6832;

Others: Bofitto 33 XV a.1; Bruni, ‘Saggio', 21; BSB‑Ink A‑38; Sheppard 5609; Rhodes 599.

LCN: 14423112


Copy number: A-038(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 290 × 192 × 46 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 192 mm.

Early marginal notes in red ink on a2r. Manuscript note of the title of the work (probably cut from earlier binding) pasted inside upper board.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Duplum' on front endleaf. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, probably in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 3.16.

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