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Andreae, Antonius

Scriptum aureum super Metaphysicam Aristotelis.


Analysis of Content

a2r Andreae, Antonius: Scriptum aureum super Metaphysicam Aristotelis. [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘  “[G]irum celi circuiui sola”. Eccl' 24° [Eccl 24,8]. Secundum doctrinam Aristotelis et eum communiter sequentium scientia metaphysice, que theologia philosophorum et sapientia nominatur . . .’ For the contents of this edition see Lohr (1967), 364-5 no. 2.

a2r Andreae, Antonius: Scriptum aureum super Metaphysicam Aristotelis. Incipit: ‘[O]mnes homines natura etc. Iuxta consuetudinem in hoc libro primo premittit proemium, 2° subiungit tractatum . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Antonius de Strata, de Cremona, 21 Nov. 1482. Folio.


Collation: a b8 c–g6 h8 i–m6 A–F8 G–K6 L4.


ISTC: ia00594000

GW: GW 1674;

Hain: H *983;

Goff: Goff A‑594;

BMC: BMC V 293;

Proctor: Pr 4583;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑619; Oates 1828; Rhodes 88; Sack, Freiburg, 155; Sheppard 3702.

LCN: 14425451


Copy number: A-249(1)

Binding: Contemporary English (probably Oxford) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, two clasps lost, remains of two catches on lower board; rebacked. On both covers triple fillets form a double frame; the inner rectangle is divided by triple fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments. For the stamps see Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. xviii, nos 165, 172, 174, 176, 177, ascribed to the ‘Floral binder', probably in Oxford.

Size: 293 × 210 × 39 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 202 mm.

The front and rear parchment pastedowns are consecutive folios from a thirteenth-century English manuscript of Bonifacius VIII, Liber Sextus; this identification may be inferred from the points at which the texts identified below break off and resume. The left-hand side of the face-up front pastedown is from Sext, De rescriptis, that is, title 3 of book 1: 1.3.12 (inc. ‘Tibi gratiam'), 1.3.13 (inc. ‘Si pro te'), 1.3.14 (inc. ‘Duobus super provisione'), 1.3.15 (inc. ‘Quia per ambitiosam'). The right-hand side contains Sext 1.6.17 (inc. ‘Fundamenta') from the words ‘quod nemo aliud' to ‘digne itaque'. The rear pastedown contains, on the left-hand side, Sext 1.3.11, section 1 (inc. ‘Statutum', although this is cut out); the right-hand side contains a later part of Sext 1.6.17, from the words ‘Quod si secus factum fuerit' to ‘etiam si praedictorum principum'. The only glossing to these texts contains Casus, which do not appear to be the same as those of Johannes Andreae's apparatus to the Liber Sextus; the only gloss to have survived here in its entirety is that to ‘Quia per ambitiosam', beginning ‘Casus. Dominus Papa Bonifacius VIII omnes indulgentias et privilegia a domino Bonifacio et suis predecessoribus concessas . . .' Also regulations concerning the award of prebends at Béziers (Biterrensis).

Early marginal notes in two different hands, the first only in gathering a, the second throughout. Occasional marginal notes in other hands. A few pen-trials on a1r.

Provenance: On a1r erased note of ownership(?). John Page (fl. 1497-1511); on back pastedown: ‘mihi Joanni Page pertinet teste gylpurne'. Christopher (fl. 1498-1501), chaplain of New College, Oxford; on front and back pastedowns, drawings of a heart with name ‘Cristoferus'. On a1r the arms of New College drawn in pen-and-ink. Purchased for £1. 11. 6; see Books Purchased (1842), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.48.

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