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Bod-Inc: A-163

Alexander Aphrodisiensis



Analysis of Content

a1v Pisanus, Victor: [Letter addressed to] Ludovicus Mocenicus. Cranz, ‘Prefaces to Greek Editions', 541-2.

a2r Valla, Georgius: [Letter] to Johannes Marlianus. Cranz, ‘Prefaces to Greek Editions', 542; see also the edition from Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, MS. Laur. 84,16 in A. M. Bandini, Biblioteca Leopoldina Laurentiana: seu Catalogus manuscriptorum qui iussu Petri Leopoldi imperatoris in Laurentiana translati sunt, 3 vols (Florence, 1791-3), III 247-8.

a3r Alexander Aphrodisiensis [pseudo-]: Problemata, books 1, 2, and 4, 60-192. Translated by Georgius Valla. Incipit: ‘[P]roblematum quaedam per se sunt fidem facientia: et cognita omnis ambiguitatis: ac questionis expertia . . .’ See F. E. Cranz, ‘Alexander Aphrodisiensis', CTC I 77-135, at 130-2.

d6r [First colophon.]

d6v Gupalatinus, Nicolaus: ‘Praefatio in problemata Aristotelis.’ Addressed to Sixtus IV, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[P]roblemata Aristotelis emendatissima. vt Nunc sunt latina lingua ante hac non habuit . . .’

e1r Aristoteles [pseudo-]: Problemata. Edited by Nicolaus Gupalatinus. Translated by Theodorus Gaza. Incipit: ‘[C]ur exuperantiae nimiae committendi morbi uim habeant. An quia uel excessum uel defectum efficiant . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 360; on Gaza's translation see Livia Martinoli Santini, ‘Le traduzioni dal greco', in Un pontificato ed una città, 81-101, at 87 note 19. On authorship see Carl Prantl, ‘Ueber die Probleme des Aristoteles', Abhandlungen der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, philosophisch-philologische Classe, 6 (1852), 339-77; E. S. Forster, ‘The Pseudo-Aristotelian Problems: Their Nature and Composition', Classical Quarterly, 22 (1928), 163-5; Brian Lawn, The Salernitan Questions: An Introduction to the History of Medieval and Renaissance Problem Literature (Oxford, 1963), 96; see also J. Monfasani, ‘Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite in mid-quattrocento Rome', Supplementum Festivum: Studies in Honor of Paul Oskar Kristeller, ed. J. Hankins and others (Binghamton, NY, 1987), 189-219, at 207.

m6v [Second colophon.]

n1r Calphurnius, [Johannes]: [Letter addressed to] Marcus Aurelius Venetus. Incipit: ‘Petieram a te Marce per litteras Plutarchi problemata: respondisti quem admodum ad omnia soles elegantissime . . .’

n1r Plutarchus: Problemata. Edited by Johannes Calphurnius. Translated by Johannes Petrus Lucensis. Incipit: ‘[Q]vid est quod noua nupta cum in matrimonium datur: ignem et aquam iubetur attingere . . .’

o8r Calphurnius, [Johannes]: [Verses addressed to] Dominicus Siliprandus. Incipit: Quos radi optabas lima Siliprande libellos | Imprime nil posset iungere docta manus; 4 elegiac distichs.

o8r [Third colophon.]


Imprint: Venice: Antonius de Strata, de Cremona, 24 Nov. 1488, 18 Dec. 1488, 3 Jan. 1488/9. Folio.

Remarks: Three colophons.


Collation: a8 b–n6 o8.


ISTC: ia00387000

GW: GW 860;

Hain: HC, Addenda *658;

Goff: Goff A‑387;

BMC: BMC V 295;

Proctor: Pr 4594;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑237; CIBN A‑205; Oates 1834; Rhodes 51; Sack, Freiburg, 103; Sheppard 3712-13.

LCN: 14294128


Copy number: A-163(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century plain paper wrappers.

Size: 313 × 214 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 311 × 210 mm.

On a1r pen-trials in various hands and six lines of a poem in Italian, partly covered by paper slips repairing a tear. On a3v marginal note in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand.

Provenance: Johannes Franciscus Bragadenus (possibly Zuan Francesco Bragadin), inscription on a1r. On a1v old shelfmark ‘B.xxv.6'. Alessandro Albani (1692-1779) cardinal 1721; on a2r two oval stamps with his arms surmounted by a cardinal's hat and, beneath, initials B. A. in white on black; see Gelli, pl. vi no. 28. Notes signed ‘E. N . . .' on endleaf. Purchased for £0. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1858), 3.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 4.6.

Copy number: A-163(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half red morocco for Bywater.

Size: 298 × 212 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 291 × 197 mm.

Marginal marks and foliation in an early hand.

Provenance: Vincentius Vincentinus (sixteenth century). Venice, Camaldolese, S. Michele di Murano; on a1r: ‘Iste liber est Dom[ini] Vincentij Vincentini et Monasterij S. Michaelis de Muriano', see Mittarellus (1779), 21-2. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 89. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. A 1.20.

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