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Part I.

Α1r ‘ Εἴς Ὄργανον Ἀριστοτέλους Ἀνώνυμον .’ Incipit: ‘   ἡ βίβλος Ἀριστοτέλους λογικη̂ς παιδείης ’; 4 hexameters. Anthologiae Graecae Appendix, caput iii, 211; Epigrammatum Anthologia Palatina cum Planudeis et appendice nova epigrammatum veterum ex libris et marmoribus, iii, ed. E. Cougny (Paris, 1890), 325-6. On A1v in this edition, Aldus states that the epigram was found by him ‘in antiquo codice'. See L. Minio-Paluello, ‘Attività filosofico-editoriale Aristotelica dell'umanesimo', Umanesimo Europeo e Umanesimo Veneziano. Civiltà Europea e Civiltà Veneziana: aspetti e problemi 2 (Florence, 1963), 245-62, repr. in Opuscula, 483-500, at 492-3.

Α1r Carteromachus, Scipio: Incipit: ‘ Γαίης ἐκ μυχάτων, τὸν πρίν ποτε κόσμον ἀπολλύς ‘; 2 elegiac distichs. Botfield, 195; A. Firmin-Didot Alde Manuce et l'hellénisme à Venise, (Paris, 1875) 70-1.

Α1r Manutius Romanus, Aldus Pius: ‘ Ἄλδου Μανουκίου Βασιανένος εἰς φίλους .’ Incipit: ‘ Μουσαι̂ων φίλοι ἡ δ ἀρετη̂ς καὶ ἐμει̂ο φίλ ’ Ἄλδου ‘; 6 elegiac distichs. Botfield, 195; Firmin-Didot 70-1; Aldo Manuzio editore, I 5-6.

Α1v Manutius Romanus, Aldus Pius: [Letter addressed to] Albertus Pius, Prince of Carpi. Botfield, 195-7; Aldo Manuzio editore, I 5-7. Aldus acknowledges the editorial contribution of Alexander Bondinus, the only one named among several ‘coadiutores'. See C. B. Schmitt, The Aristotelian Tradition and Renaissance Universities (London, 1984), chapter 6 (`Alberto Pio and the Aristotelian Studies of his Time').

Α2r Agathemeros, Alexander (Bondini, Alessandro): [Prefatory letter.] ‘ Ἀλέξανδρος Ἀγαθήμερος φυσικὸς τῳ̂ του̂ φιλοσο < τα > φει̂ν ἐραστῃ̂ εὐπράττειν .’ Incipit: ‘ Χρόνος ἠ̂ν ὁ τε μόνον περὶ ποιητικήν τε καὶ ῥητορικὴν τέχνην κα[τε]γευόμεν  . . .’ See Martin Sicherl, Handschriftliche Vorlagen der Editio princeps des Aristoteles, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz, Abhandlungen der geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Klasse, 8 (Wiesbaden, 1976), 11; also Firmin-Didot 67-8 and 446-7.

Α2v Carteromachus, Scipio: [Prefatory letter.] ‘ Σκιπίων Καρτερόμαχος ὁ πιστοριεύς τοὶς φιλοσοφιάν διώκουσι χαίρειν .’ Incipit: ‘ Τὸ φιλοσοφει̂ν, ἀεὶμεν χρήσιμον, νυ̂ν δὲ καὶ ἀναγκαι̂ον  . . .’

Α3r Porphyrius: [Isagoge.] ‘ Εἰσαγωγή .’ Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca iv, 1, ed. Adolf Busse (Berlin, 1887), 1-22. For the manuscript sources used for this edition see Sicherl 51-2.

Β5r Aristoteles: [Categoriae.] ‘ Κατηγορίαι .’ Aristotelis Opera ed. I. Bekker, 2nd edn O. Gigon, (Berlin, 1960) 1a 1-15b 33. See Hellmut Flashar, ‘Aristoteles', in Grundriß der Geschichte der Philosophie. Die Philosophie der Antike, iii Ältere Akademie Aristotelis -- Peripatos, ed. Hellmut Flashar (Stuttgart, 1983), § 11 Primärbibliographie, 195-228, § 13 Werkbeschreibung, 236-321, at 203 and 237.

Δ6v Aristoteles: [De interpretatione.] ‘ Περὶ ἑρμηνείας .’ Bekker 16a 1-24b 9. See Flashar 203-4 and 237-8.

Ε8v Aristoteles: [Analytica priora.] ‘ Ἀναλυτικω̂ν προτέρων πρω̂τον [- δεύτερον ].’ Bekker 24a 10-70b 38. See Flashar 204-5 and 241.

a1r Aristoteles: [Analytica posteriora.] ‘ Ἀναλυτικω̂ν ὑστέρων ἠτοι τη̂ς Ἀποδεικτικη̂ς πρω̂τον [- δεύτερον ].’ Bekker 71a 1-100b 17. See Flashar 205 and 241-2.

f1r Aristoteles: [Topica.] ‘ Τοπικω̂ν πρω̂τον [- ὄγδοον ].’ Bekker 100a 18-164b 19. See Flashar 204 and 238-40.

p4r Aristoteles: [De sophisticis elenchis.] ‘ Περὶ σοφιστικω̂ν ἐλέγχων .’ Bekker 164a 20-184b 8. See Flashar 204 and 240.

s6r [Following registrum and colophon, a statement claiming privilege for the Greek texts produced by Aldus and for the use of his invention.] Incipit: ‘Concessum est eidem Aldo inuentori ab illustrissimo Senatu Veneto ne quis queat imprimere neque hunc librum neque caeteros quos is ipse impresserit, neque eius uti invento, sub poena ut in gratia.’ On this privilege see Nicolas Barker, Aldus and the Development of Greek Script and Type in the Fifteenth Century (Sandy Hook, 1985), 92-3.

s6v [Table of contents in Latin for part I.]

Part II.

*1r [Table of contents in Greek and Latin.]

*1v Manutius Romanus, Aldus Pius: [Letter addressed to] Albertus Pius, Prince of Carpi. Botfield, 197-200. Aldo Manuzio editore, I 14-17. Aldus acknowledges the assistance of Laurentius Maiolus (†1501), who compared manuscripts in the possesion of Nicolaus Leonicenus (1428-1524) with Aldus's. Thomas Linacre (c.1460-1524), Gabriel [Bracius] and Iustinus Corcyraeus [of Corfu] are cited as witnesses to the care employed by Aldus. On Maiolus see Sicherl 11.

*3r Diogenes Laertius: [Vita Aristotelis.] ‘ Ἀριστοτέλους Βίος ἐκ τω̂ν Λαερτίου .’ Diogenes Laertius, Vita philosophorum v, 1-35, ed. M. Marcovich (Leipzig, 1999) I 304-31; Ingemar Düring, Aristotle in the Ancient Biographical Tradition, Studia Graeca et Latina Gothoburgensia, 5 (Gothenburg, 1957), 29-56.

*8v Diogenes Laertius: [Vita Theophrasti.] ‘ Βίος Θεοφράστου κατὰ Διογένην .’ Diogenes Laertius, Vita philosophorum, v, 36-57, ed. Marcovich I 331-49.

×4v Philoponus [pseudo-: Vita Aristotelis. Also known as Vita vulgata.] ‘ Βίος Ἀριστοτέλους κατὰ Φιλόπονον .’ Ingemar Düring, Aristotle in the Ancient Biographical Tradition, Studia Graeca et Latina Gothoburgensia, 5 (Gothenburg, 1957), 131-6; see 121 n. 1 for a discussion on the authorship and 126-8 on the family of manuscripts used.

×5v Galenus [pseudo-: Historia philosopha.] ‘ Γαληνου̂ περὶ φιλοσόφου ἱστορίας .’ Doxographi Graeci ed. H. Diels (Berlin, 1879), 597-648; see also 241-58 for a discussion of the authorship. For the manuscript sources used for this edition see Sicherl 59-62.

aΑ1r Aristoteles: [Physica.] ‘ Φυσικη̂ς ἀκροάσεως ἤ Περὶ φυσικω̂ν ἀρχω̂ν, τὸ Α [- θ].’ Bekker 184a 10-267b 26. See Flashar 212 and 262-5.

mΜ1r Aristoteles: [De caelo et mundo.] ‘ Περὶ οὐρανου̂ τὸ Α [- Δ].’ Bekker 268a 1-313b 23. See Flashar 213-14 and 265-6.

sσ1v Aristoteles: [De generatione et corruptione.] ‘ Περὶ γενέσεως καὶ φθορα̂ς τω̂ν εἰς δύο .’ Bekker 314a 1-338b 19. See Flashar 213 and 267-8.

xφ2v Aristoteles: [Meteorologica.] ‘ Μετεωρολογικω̂ν τω̂ν εἰς Δ .’ Bekker 338a 20-390b 22. See Flashar 213 and 268-9.

DΔ1r Aristoteles [pseudo-: De mundo.] ‘ Περὶ κόσμου .’ Bekker 391a 1-401b 29; see also Flashar 221 and 288-9. For a discussion of the ascription of the De mundo to Aristotle in the Renaissance see Jill Kraye, ‘Aristotle's God and the Authenticity of the De mundo. An Early Modern Controversy', Journal of the History of Philosophy, 28 (1990), 339-58.

EΕ4r Philo Judaeus [pseudo-: De mundo.] ‘ Περὶ κόσμου .’ Philonis Judaei Opera omnia ed. T. Mangey (Erlangen, 1785), II 601-24. A compilation based on several works of Philo; see Philo, Opera quae supersunt, II, ed. Paul Wendland (Berlin, 1897), pp. vi–x.

FΖ6r Theophrastus: [De igne.] ‘ Περὶ πυρός .’ Theophrastus ed. F. Wimmer (Liepzig, 1862), III, fragment III, 50-73. See Fritz Wehrli, ‘Der Peripatos bis zum Beginn der römischen Kaiserzeit', Die Philosophie der Antike, III (Ältere Akademie Aristotelis -- Peripatos), ed. Hellmut Flashar (Stuttgart, 1983), 459-599, at 482-3. In his dedicatory letter on *2r Aldus explains why these works by Theophrastus are included here. See Botfield, 198-9; Sicherl 12-13 and C. B. Schmitt, ‘Theophrastus', CTC II 279-84.

GΗ7v Theophrastus: [De ventis.] ‘ Περὶ ἀνέμων .’ Theophrastus, ed. Wimmer, iii, fragment V, 94-115. See Wehrli 481-2 and Schmitt, ‘Theophrastus', CTC II 287-91.

Hθ6r Theophrastus: [De lapidibus.] ‘ Περὶ λίθων .’ Theophrastus, ed. Wimmer, iii, fragment II, pp. 34-50. See Schmitt, ‘Theophrastus', CTC II 277-9.

Ι7r [Theophrastus pseudo-: De signis aquarum et ventorum.] ‘ Περὶ σημείων ὑδάτων καὶ πνευμάτων .’ Theophrastus, ed. Wimmer, iii, fragment VI, 115-30. See Wehrli 482 and Schmitt, ‘Theophrastus', CTC II 291-4. In the letter of dedication on *2r described by Aldus as ‘ ἀνωνύμου ’ and in the table of contents as ‘ ἀνωνύμου incerti autoris'. For a discussion of the authorship and the manuscripts used for this edition see Sicherl 57-8.

Κ6r [Reminder of the privileges granted to Aldus by the Venetian senate.] Incipit: ‘Impetratum est a dominis Venetis idem in hoc quod in ceteris impressis Graece domi nostrae . . .’

Part III.

aaΑΑ1r [Table of contents in Greek.]

aaΑΑ1v Manutius Romanus, Aldus Pius: [Letter addressed to] Albertus Pius, Prince of Carpi. Botfield, 200-1. Aldo Manuzio editore, I 13-14. Aldus acknowledges the editorial contribution of Franciscus Caballus (d. 1540); see Sicherl 12-13. See C. B. Schmitt, The Aristotelian Tradition and Renaissance Universities (London, 1984), chapter 13 (`Aristotelian Textual Studies at Padua: The Case of Francesco Cavalli').

aaΑΑ2r Aristoteles: [Historia animalium I–IX.] ’ Περὶ ζῴων ἱστορίας τὸ Α [- Ι].’ Bekker 486a 5-633b 8. see Flashar 214 and 271-4. The books have been ordered as in Theodorus Gaza's Latin translation, book IX becoming VII. After 631b 18 the text is ordered as follows: 633a 11-633a 28, 632b 14-633a 11, 633a 29-633b 8, 631b 19-632b 13; see Aristoteles (ed. D. M. Balme), xi 542; see 1-13 for a discussion of the authenticity of books VII and IX, also Flashar 271-2. For the manuscripts sources used for this edition see Sicherl 19-28. The spurious book X begins on ×1r in this volume.

ppΟ6r Aristoteles: [De partibus animalium.] ’ Περὶ ζῴων μορίων τὸ πρω̂τον [- τὸ Δ] .’ Bekker 639a 1-697b 30. See Flashar 213-14 and 269-70.

xxΞΞ5r Aristoteles: [De incessu animalium.] ’ Περὶ ζῴων πορείας .’ Bekker 704a 4-714b 23. See Flashar 214-15 and 276.

yyχχ4v Aristoteles: [De anima.] ’ Περὶ ψυχη̂ς τὸ Α [- Γ].’ Bekker 402a 1-435b 25. See Flashar 215 and 277.

ΑΑ7r Aristoteles: [De sensu et sensato.] ’ Περὶ αἰσθήσεως καὶ αἰσθητω̂ν .’ Bekker 436a 1-449b 3. See Flashar 216 and 278.

ΒΒ10r Aristoteles: [De memoria et reminiscentia.] ’ Περὶ μνήμης καὶ του̂ μνημονεύειν .’ Bekker 449b 4-453b 11. See Flashar 216 and 270.

ΓΓ4r Aristoteles: [De somno et vigilia.] ’ Περὶ ὕπνου καὶ ἐγρηγόρσεως .’ Bekker 453b 11-458a 32. See Flashar 216 and 278.

ΓΓ9r Aristoteles: [De insomniis.] ’ Περὶ ἐνυπνίων .’ Bekker 458a 33-462b 11. See Flashar 217 and 278.

ΔΔ3v Aristoteles: [De divinatione per somnum.] ’ Περὶ τη̂ς καθ ὕπνον μαντικη̂ς .’ Bekker 462b 12-464b 18. See Flashar 217 and 278. The final sentence (` Περὶ δὲ τη̂ς κοινη̂ς κινήσεως τω̂ν ζῳ̂ων λεκτέον ‘) is not included in Bekker's edition.

ΔΔ5v Aristoteles: [De motu animalium.] ’ Περὶ ζῴων κινήςεως .’ Bekker 698a 1-704b 3. See Flashar 215 and 276. While the authorship was disputed in the nineteenth century, the work is now thought to be genuine; see Aristotle, De motu animalium, ed. M. G. Nussbaum (Princeton, 1978), 3-12.

ΕΕ2r Aristoteles: [De generatione animalium.] ’ Περὶ ζῴων γενέσεως το Α [- Ε].’ Bekker 715a 1-789b 20. See Flashar 214 and 274.

ΝΝ2v Aristoteles: [De longitudine et brevitate vitae.] ’ Περὶ μακροβιότητος καὶ βραχυβιότητος .’ Bekker 464b 19-467b 9. See Flashar 217 and 278.

ΝΝ5v Aristoteles: [De iuventute et senectute, De vita et morte, De respiratione et inspiratione.] ’ Περὶ νεότητος καὶ γήρως και ζωη̂ς καὶ θανάτου .’ Bekker 467b 10-480b 30. See Flashar 217 and 278-9.

ΞΞ9v Aristoteles [pseudo-: De spiritu.] ’ Περὶ πνεύματος .’ Bekker 481a 1-486b 4. See Flashar 221 and 289. For the origin of this work see W. W. Jaeger, ‘Das Pneuma im Lykeion', Hermes, 48 (1913), 29-74, at 55-74. Otto Regenbogen, ‘Theophrastos von Eresos', RE, Supplement 7 (1940), III 8. Pseudo-Aristotelica, 4, Περὶ πνεύματος , columns 1545-6, considers it to be of ‘Theophrastean' origin.

Ο5v Aristoteles [pseudo-: De coloribus.] ’ Περὶ χρωμάτων .’ Bekker 791a 1-799b 20. See Flashar 222 and 289. For the authorship see H. B. Gottschalk, ‘The De coloribus and its Author', Hermes, 92 (1964), 59-85, who ascribes the work to Theophrastus or one of his pupils. See Schmitt, ‘Theophrastus', CTC II 315-22.

ΠΠ4v Aristoteles [pseudo-: Physiognomia.] ’ Φυσιογνωμικά .’ Bekker 805a 1-814b 9. See Flashar 222 and 289-90. For the manuscript sources used for this edition see Sicherl 53-6.

ΡΡ4v Aristoteles [pseudo-: De mirabilibus auscultationibus.] ’ Περὶ θαυμασίων ἀκουσμάτων .’ Bekker 830a 5-845b 32. See Flashar 222 and 290. The text does not contain the last passage of Bekker's edition, ending on 847b 10. For a summary of arguments about its authenticity see J. Beckmann's edition (Göttingen, 1786), XVII–XX.

ΣΣ9r Aristoteles [pseudo-: De Melisso, Xenophane, Gorgia.] ’ Περὶ Ξενοφάνους. Περὶ Ζήνωνος. Περὶ Γοργίου .’ Bekker 974a 1-980b 21. See Flashar 223 and 291. For the authorship see Otto Regenbogen, ‘Theophrastos von Eresos', RE, Supplement 7 (1940), III 8. Pseudo-Aristotelica, 3. De Melisso Xenophane Gorgia, columns 1544-5: most of the work is derived directly or indirectly from several works of Theophrastus. See also B. Cassin, ‘Aristote de Stagire: Spuria - Le De Melisso, Xenophane, Gorgia’, Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques, ed. R. Coulet and P. Hadot (Paris, 1989), I 534-7.

ΤΤ6v Aristoteles [pseudo-; Georgios Pachymeres: De lineis indivisibilibus.] ‘ Περὶ ἀτόμων γραμμω̂ν .’ A paraphrase by Pachymeres of a classical Pseudo-Aristotelian Περὶ ἀτόμων γραμμω̂ν (Bekker 968a 1-972b 33). See Dieter Harlfinger, Die Textgeschichte der pseudo-aristotelischen Schrift Περὶ ἀτόμων γραμμω̂ν . Ein kodikologisch-kulturgeschichtlicher Beitrag zur Klärung der Überlieferungsverhältnisse im Corpus Aristotelicum (Amsterdam, 1971), 345-60. In H. Gemusaeus' edition of Aristotle, Opera (Basel, 1542), III 562-70, Jacob Schegk's Latin translation appears under the title ‘In Aristotelis librum De insecabilibus lineis commentarius', clearly indicating that the Greek text which was translated was not itself by Aristotle; see Jill Kraye, ‘Erasmus and the Canonization of Aristotle', England and the Continental Renaissance, ed. E. Chaney and P. Mack (Woodbridge, 1990), 46-7 n. 57. The authorship of Aristotle was also rejected in Aristotle, Opera (Basel: M. Isingrin, 1550), I 559, possibly on the basis of a note in Conrad Gesner's copy of Aristotle; see Isingrin's introductory letter. The first edition of the classical pseudo-Aristotelian work was published by Henricus Stephanus in 1557; see Harlfinger 380-1.

ΥΥ5v Theophrastus: [De piscibus in sicco degentibus.] ’ Περὶ ἰχθύων .’ Theophrastus, ed. Wimmer, iii, fragment CLXXI, 213-17 and Schmitt, ‘Theophrastus', CTC II 307-9.

ΥΥ7v Theophrastus: [De vertiginibus.] ’ Περὶ ἰλίγγων .’ Theophrastus, ed. Wimmer, iii, fragment VIII, 136-9. See Wehrli 485 and Schmitt, ‘Theophrastus', CTC II 296-300.

ΥΥ9r Theophrastus: [De lassitudine.] ’ Περὶ κόπων .’ Theophrastus, ed. Wimmer, iii, fragment VII, 130-5. See Wehrli 485 and Schmitt, ‘Theophrastus', CTC II 295-6.

ΦΦ7v Theophrastus: [De odoribus.] ’ Περὶ ὀσμω̂ν .’ Theophrastus, ed. Wimmer, iii, fragment IV, 73-94. See Wehrli 483-4 and Schmitt, ‘Theophrastus', CTC II 284-7.

χχ1v Theophrastus: [De sudore.] ’ Περὶ ἱδρώτων .’ Theophrastus, ed. Wimmer, iii, fragment IX, 139-48. See Wehrli 484 and Schmitt, ‘Theophrastus', CTC II 300-2.

χχ7v Manutius Romanus, Aldus Pius: [Following registrum and colophon a reminder of the privileges granted to Aldus by the Venetian senate.] Incipit: ‘Et in hoc concessum nobis, quod in cæteris nostris . . .’

×1r Aristoteles [pseudo-: Historiae animalium liber decimus.] ‘ Περὶ ζῴων ἱστορίας τὸ Κ .’ Bekker 633b 12-638b 37. Bekker 636b 33-637b 15 follows 636a 6; see Aristotle (ed. D. M. Balme), xi 543. See Flashar 214 and 271.

×8r Manutius Romanus, Aldus Pius: [Apology to the reader.] Botfield, 201; Aldo Manuzio editore, I 14. Aldus apologizes for inserting book X of the Historia animalium here, explaining that the text was not available in time for inclusion with the other books.

Part IV.

[*1r] [Table of contents in Greek and Latin.]

[*1v] Manutius Romanus, Aldus Pius: [Letter addressed to] Albertus Pius, Prince of Carpi. Botfield 202-3. Aldo Manuzio editore, I 17-18.

aaaααα1r Theophrastus: [Historia plantarum.] ’ Περὶ φυτω̂ν ἱστορίας τὸ Α [- Κ].’ Theophrastus, ed. Wimmer, i, 1-262. See Wehrli 486-8. As in many manuscripts, 9, 20, 6 (Wimmer i, 262, 18-23) followed by 9, 8, 1 (Wimmer i, 237, 29-238, 5) have been printed as fragments of a tenth book; see note on ppp οοο7v: ‘ Ταυ̂τα μόνα του̂ δεκάτου ἐν τοι̂ς ἀντιγράφοις εὑρήκαμεν, εἰμὴ ἄρα τῳ̂ εννατῳ συγκέχυνται τὰ λοιπά .' For the manuscript sources used for this edition see Sicherl 42-50 and Schmitt, ‘Theophrastus', CTC II 265-73.

pppοοο7v Theophrastus: [De causis plantarum.] ’ Περὶ φυτω̂ν αἰτιω̂ν τὸ Α [- Ζ].’ Theophrastus, ed. Wimmer, ii, 1-250. See Wehrli 489. For manuscript sources used for this edition see Sicherl 42-50 and Schmitt, ‘Theophrastus', CTC II 273-5.

AAAaaa1r [Table of contents of the Problemata, in Greek.] ’ Ἀριστοτέλους Προβλεμάτων πίναξ .’

AAAaaa1v Aristoteles [pseudo-: Problemata physica.] ’ Προβλημάτων τμη̂μα Α [- ]’ Bekker 859a 1-967b 27. See Flashar 222-3 and 290-1.

Αa1r Alexander Aphrodisiensis [pseudo-: Problemata (the shorter version).] ’ Ἰατρικω̂ν ἀπορημάτων καὶ φυσικω̂ν προβλημάτων τὸ Α -[ Β].’ Physici et medici Graeci minores, i, ed. Julius Ludwig Ideler (Berlin, 1841), 3-80. See F. E. Cranz, ‘Alexander Aphrodiensis', CTC I 126; R. W. Sharples, ‘Alexander of Aphrodisias: scholasticism and innovation', Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt, ii 36, 2 (Berlin, 1987), 1176-1243 and 1198.

aΑ1r Aristoteles [pseudo-: Problemata mechanica.] ’ Μηχανικά .’ Bekker 847a 11-858b 31. See Flashar 222 and 290. For authorship see Heribert M. Nobis, ‘Die wissenschaftshistorische Bedeutung der peripatetischen “Quaestiones Mechanicae” als Anlaß für die Frage nach ihrem Verfasser', Maia, ns 18 (1966), 265-76. P. L. Rose and S. Drake, ‘The Pseudo-Aristotelian Questions of Mechanics in Renaissance Culture', Studies in the Renaissance, 18 (1971), 65-104 (on this edition, see 76-7).

AAAααα1r Aristoteles: [Metaphysica.] ‘ Τω̂ν μετὰ τὰ φυσικὰ ἄλφα [- Μ].’ Bekker 980a 22-1093b 29. Flashar 210-12 and 256-61. For the manuscript sources used for this edition see Sicherl 29-35.

PPPοοο5r Theophrastus: [Metaphysica.] ‘ Τω̂ν μετὰ τὰ φυσικά .’ Theophrastus, ed. Wimmer, iii, fragment XII, 150-62. See Wehrli 479-80 and Schmitt, ‘Theophrastus', CTC II 239-322. For the manuscript sources used for this edition see Sicherl 33-5.

PPPοοο9v [Note on the authorship of Theophrastus' Metaphysics.] Theophrastus, Metaphysics, ed. W. D. Ross and F. H. Fobes (Oxford, 1929), 38.

PPPοοο10r Manutius Romanus, Aldus Pius: [Following registrum and colophon, a reminder of the privileges granted to Aldus by the Venetian senate.] Incipit: ‘Et in hoc impetratum est a dominibus Venetis quae in caeteris nostris Graece impressis . . .’

Part V.

αααα1r [Table of contents in Greek and Latin.]

αααα1v Manutius Romanus, Aldus Pius: [Letter addressed to] Albertus Pius, Prince of Carpi. Botfield, 203-4. Aldo Manuzio editore, ed. G. Orlandi (Milan, 1975), I 22-3 and II 211-12 (Italian translation), 326-7 (notes). Including a poem by Sotades [Maronita, Pseudo-] Incipit: Αὐτὸ τὸς γὰρ Ἐὼν παντογενὴς ὁ πάντα γεννω̂ν ; sixteen sotadic tetrameters: J. U. Powell, Collectanea Alexandrina (Oxford 1925), 243.

αααα2r Aristoteles: [Ethica Nicomachea.] ‘ Ἠθικω̂ν Νικομαχείων τὸ Α [- Κ].’ Bekker 1094a 1-1181b 23. See Flashar 205-6 and 244-6. For the manuscript sources for this edition see Sicherl 36-41.

λλλλ1r Aristoteles: [Politica.] ‘ Πολιτικω̂ν τὸ Α [- θ].’ Bekker 1252a 1-1342b 34. See Flashar 207-8 and 248-52.

ψψψψ1r Aristoteles [pseudo-: Oeconomica.] ‘ Οἰκονομικω̂ν Α -[ Β].’ Books I–II only. Bekker 1343a 1-1353b 27. See Flashar 223 and 292.

ωωωω1r Aristoteles: [Magna moralia.] ‘ Ἠθικω̂ν μεγάλω̂ν τὸ Α -[ Β].’ Bekker 1181a 24-1213b 30. See Flashar 243-4, also 207 and 247-8. For the use of Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Gr. 2024, among other manuscripts used see Christian Brockmann, ‘Zur Überlieferung der aristotelischen Magna Moralia', Symbolae Berolinenses für Dieter Harlfinger (Berlin, 1993), 43-80, at 54 and 60-1.

ΔΔΔΔ1r Aristoteles: [Ethica eudemica I–VII.] ‘ Ἠθικω̂ν εὐδημίων τὸ Α -[ Η].’ Books I–III: Bekker 1214a 1-1234b 14; books IV–VI: Bekker 1129a 3-1154b 34; book VII: 1234b 18-1249b 25. Books IV–VI are identical to Ethica Nichomachea books V–VII, but are printed here again. See Flashar, 206-7, 243, 246-7, and 299-303.

ΚΚΚΚ12r [Following registrum and colophon, the statement ‘et hoc cum privilegio'.]

Imprint

Imprint: Venice: Aldus Manutius, Romanus, 1495-8. Folio.

Remarks: In five parts, dated: (I) 1 Nov. 1495; (II) Feb. 1497; (III) 29 Jan. 1497; (IV) 1 June 1497; (V) June 1498.

Collation

Collation: Part I: A–C Δ E–K8 L–N6 a–c8 d e6 f–q8 r s6; part II: * ×+ ο ς aα–mμ rς sσ–zψ &ω A B86 DΔ–I8 K6; part III: aaαα–iiιι κκ llλλ–zzψψ &&ωω ΑΑ–ΠΠ10 ΡΡ10+1 ΣΣ ΦΦ10 ΧΧ8 8; part IV: [*]1 aaaααα–iiiιιι κκκ lllλλλ–zzzψψψ &&&ωωω AAA– CCCΓΓΓ8 DDDΔΔΔ10 AAAaaa–MMMmmm8 NNNnnn ΞΞΞooo10 αa–δd8 εe1068 AAAααα–OOOξξξ8 PPPοοο10; part V: αααα–ιιιι10 κκκκ4 λλλλ–φφφφ10 χχχχ6 ψψψψ12 ωωωω AAAA BBBB10 ΓΓΓΓ6 ΔΔΔΔ–ΙΙΙΙ10 ΚΚΚΚ12. All with irregular printed foliation.

Illustrations: Woodcut borders and initials.

References

ISTC: ia00959000

GW: GW 2334;

Hain: HC *1657;

Goff: Goff A‑959;

BMC: BMC V 553, 555, 556, 558;

Proctor: Pr 5547, 5555, 5553, 5556, 5565;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑698; CIBN A‑504; Essling 862; Oates 2162-4, 2170, 2172-4, 2182; Rhodes 130; Sander 591; Scapecchi, ‘Annali', 4, 23, 22, 11; Sheppard 4611-13, 4623-33, 4647-8.

LCN: 14337285, 14337293, 14337322, 14337344, 14337349, 14337371, 14337391, 14337395

Copies

Copy number: A-384(1)

Bound in five volumes.

Binding: All volumes are bound uniformly in seventeenth-century French gold-tooled calf with arabesque centre-piece and corner ornaments, rebacked.

Size: 317 × 220 × 40 mm; 317 × 220 × 53 mm; 317 × 220 × 78 mm; 313 × 225 × 86 mm; 314 × 220 × 54 mm.

Size of leaf: 310 × 200 mm; 308 × 202 mm; 308 × 195 mm; 305 × 197 mm; 307 × 198 mm

Vol. 3 wanting the last line of printed text on 100v, supplied in manuscript. In vol. 5 the first sheet of gathering ΘΘΘΘ bound as the inmost sheet of gathering ΗΗΗΗ.

The text enclosed within rules in red ink.

Provenance: Paris, Colbert; ‘Bibliothecæ Colbertinæ' on the first page of each volume. John Thynne, 3rd Lord Carteret de Hawnes (1772-1849); book-plate dated 1841; see Howe, Book Plates, 29453; sale of the library of the great nephew of the 3rd Lord Carteret de Hawnes, Francis John Thynne (1886) no. 55. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 314. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. A 4.9-13.

Copy number: A-384(2)

For this copy see Printing Greek, no. 4, and Continental Shelf, no. 29. Parts I–IV only, bound in five volumes. In part II, L λ4r, t Τ1r, and F Ζ1r offset from a book printed in textura. In part III, a printed strip correcting the last line of text on 100v. The extra sheet PP printed only on the first recto, supplying missing text, is here bound between ΠΠ5 and ΠΠ6, and is offset on ff ΖΖ4r and ss ΣΣ3r; κκ5 is signed llv.

Binding: All volumes are bound uniformly in sixteenth-century English (Oxford) blind-tooled calf; see Gibson (Oxford bindings), pl. xxxviii, no. ix; Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. liii, no. 901 and pl. xl, no. 624. All with staple-marks of a hasp.

Size: 314 × 225 × 39 mm; 316 × 222 × 50 mm; 320 × 220 × 77 mm; 314 × 220 × 45 mm; 316 × 218 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 10 × 212 mm; 310 × 209 mm; 311 × 202 mm; 310 × 205 mm; 310 × 205 mm.

Pastedowns for vol. 1 (pt I): front: fragments of a twelfth- to thirteenth-century parchment manuscript of the Gospels; first column: Io 10,24-32; second column: Io 10,39-11,4; see Ker, Pastedowns, no. 519; back: fragments of late thirteenth-century parchment manuscript of the Epistolae Pauli; first column: Gal 3,13-19; second column: Gal 3,26-4,6; see Ker, Pastedowns, no. 520. Pastedowns for vol. 2 (part II): fragments of a late thirteenth-century parchment manuscript of the Epistolae Pauli, from the same manuscript as that found in the back of vol. 1; front: first column: Gal 2,16-20; second column: Gal 3,8-13; back, first column: Eph 5,13-23; second column: Eph 5,31-6,6; Ker, Pastedowns, 520. Pastedowns for vol. 3 (part III): front: fragments of a late thirteenth-century parchment manuscript of the Epistolae Pauli, from the same manuscript as that found in the back of vol. 1 and in vol. 2, first column: Eph 2,2-9; second column Eph 2,15-3,1; see Ker, Pastedowns, 520; back: fragments of a twelfth- to thirteenth-century parchment manuscript of the Gospels, from the same manuscript as that found in the front of vol. 1, first column: Io 10,34-9, second column: Io 11,6-11; Ker, Pastedowns, 519. Pastedowns for vol. 4,1 (part IV): fragments of a twelfth/thirteenth century parchment manuscript of the Gospels, from the same manuscript as that found in the front of vol. 1; front: first column: Mt 15,10-19, second column: Mt 15,25-32; back: first column: Mt 13,19-24, second column: Mt 13,30-6; see Ker, Pastedowns, 519. Pastedowns for vol. 4,2 (part IV): fragments of a twelfth/thirteenth-century parchment manuscript of the Gospels, from the same manuscript as that found in the front of vol. 1, front: first column: Mt 13,26-30, second column: Mt 13,38-43; back: first column: Mt 12,49-13,4, second column: Mt 13,14-19; see Ker, Pastedowns, 519.

Provenance: ‘Wyght me possidet' on the endleaf of Auct. 1R 2.7, possibly William White (†1547). Sir John Fortescue (1531?–1607); ‘John Fortescue' on endleaf of Auct. 1R 2.5. Presented in 1601 by Fortescue; see the Benefactors' Register I 23; also James, Catalogus (1605), 275; Jensen, ‘Benefactors' Register', no. 47.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: A 1.1 Art; K 2.1 Art [pt I]; S 4.4 Art; A 3.15 Art; K 2.6 Art (pt IV,1).

SHELFMARKS: Auct. 1R 2.2 [pt I], 2.4 [pt II], 2.6 [pt III], 2.7 [pt IV,1], 2.5 [pt IV,2].

Copy number: A-384(3)

Parts I and III only.

Part III bound before part I. In part III sheets AA5.6 and EE1.10 differently set up, without foliation.

Binding: Sixteenth-century English(?) blind-tooled calf; on both covers triple fillets form a frame, with a floral tool in the corners; in the centre a small arabesque plate.

Size: 305 × 210 × 105 mm; 305 × 210 × 105 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 204 mm; 302 × 210 mm.

Provenance: Thomas Rawlinson (1681-1725); sale (13 Nov. 1732), part of lot 2365. Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755)(?). Perhaps bequeathed in 1755.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1R 2.9(2); Auct. 1R 2.9(1).

Copy number: A-384(4)

Part II only.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 320 × 220 × 53 mm.

Size of leaf: 316 × 203 mm.

Provenance: probably Thomas Rawlinson (1681-1725); sale (13 Nov. 1732), part of lot 2365. Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755)(?). Perhaps bequeathed in 1755.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1R 2.10.

Copy number: A-384(5)

Part IV only. Wanting lll lll4, in place of which is bound a duplicate of lll lll3, Δd4, in place of which is bound a duplicate of Δd1; and AAA ααα1 -PPPooo10.

Binding: Sixteenth century (first half) north(?) Italian. Blind-tooled sheep over pasteboards with four three-line frames, corners mitred. Outer border of a lozenge between two trefoils repeated; inner border of a repeated flower; a stylized flower-head repeated in a cruciform composition in the centre. Four pairs of modern leather ties. Plain edges. Title in ink along the lower edge. Edges of the boards undecorated. New headbands. Sewn on three split(?) thongs. Three original endleaves survive at each end, watermark: a pair of compasses (not in Briquet). Rebacked.

Size: 326 × 219 × 83 mm.

Size of leaf: 319 × 212 mm.

On back endleaf: ‘A monsg niore de Rmo de bologna Al preuosta de Savoye. Itur ad alta ui superum seue(?)'.

Provenance: Paget Jackson Toynbee (1855-1932); bought from Basilio Benedetti. Presented to the Bodleian Library in 1913.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Toynbee 781.

SHELFMARK: Toynbee 3658.

Copy number: A-384(6)

Part IV only and four folios of part V. Wanting the title-leaf [*1] and leaves ΔΔΔddd1.8, EEEeee2.7, EEEeee3.6, HHHggg2 –HHHggg7, IIIiii1.8, gathering llllll, leaves MMMmmm2.7, MMMmmm3.6, Αa3.6, Αa4.5, Βb1.8, gatherings Γc, Εe, leaves CCC ΓΓΓ1.8, gathering EEE εεε, leaves GGG ηηη1.8 and GGG ηηη4.5, KKK κκκ3.6, KKK κκκ4.5, LLL lll1.8 and LLL lll2.7.

Gathering mmm μμμis bound in the order mmm μμμ1, mmm μμμ5 –mmm μμμ7, mmm μμμ2 –mmm μμμ4, mmm μμμ8. Leaves NNNnnn4 and NNNnnn5 are bound after ooo XXX4. Gatherings AAA ααα–DDD ΔΔΔare bound after XXXooo10. After Δd8 are bound EEEE1.10 and EEEE2.9 of part V.

Binding: Parchment. Reinforcing slip from a Latin manuscript on parchment.

Size: 294 × 205 × 78 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 203 mm.

Provenance: Sir Henry Savile (1549-1622); the shelfmark indicates that the book formed part of Savile's original donations; ‘Bibliotheca Saviliana'; book-plate. Transferred to the Bodleian in 1884.

SHELFMARK: Savile X 13.

Copy number: A-384(7)

Part IV only. Wanting gatherings AAAaaa–PPPooo.

Binding: Seventeenth-century French gold-tooled morocco, with fleur-de-lis stamps and the stamp of the Collège des Grassins (Collegium Grassinaeum), Paris, as centre-piece on both covers; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 303 × 215 × 47 mm.

Copious Greek marginal notes in black, red, or blue by C. P. J. Sprengel and C. F. H. Wimmer.

Provenance: Collège des Grassins (Collegium Grassinaeum), Paris. According to a note signed Tharlant(?), Baccalaureus of the Sorbonne and teacher at the Collegium Grassinaeum, the book was given to Stephanus Michel Secundus as a prize for composing a Greek speech on 2 Aug. 1666. Bought in 1801 by Curt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel (1766-1833) from Johann August Gottlob Weigel (1773-1846) ‘tribus Fridericis aureis'. Christian Friedrich Heinrich Wimmer (1803-1868) according to note by M. Pattison. Mark Pattison (1813-1884), who according to a note signed ‘M. P.', bought the book from R. Friedländer for £3. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914). Herbert Tomkinson (1873-1951). Miriam Robinette Tomkinson (1916-1986); ex libris; see G[eoffrey] G[room], ‘Notable Accessions', BLR 12,2 (1986), 145-7, at 146. Presented by M. R. Tomkinson in 1984.

SHELFMARK: Byw. adds. 7.

Copy number: A-384(8)

Part IV only. Wanting the title leaf ([*]) and gatherings AAAaaa–PPPooo.

Binding: Seventeenth-century English plain calf (blind fillets only, with one in gilt) over pasteboards. Gilt-edged leaves.

Size: 320 × 199 × 45 mm.

Provenance: Edward Baker (sixteenth century); inscription on the front pastedown: ‘Edward Baker his Boke William William'. Oxford, Radcliffe Library; armorial book-plate; not found in Radcliffe Catalogue (1835). Transferred by the Radcliffe Trustees in 1893.

Former Radcliffe shelfmarks: G.265.A.2; 6.A.1.2; 7.L(?).1.2;

SHELFMARK: RR.x.275 [RSL].

Copy number: A-384(9)

Part IV only. Wanting gatherings aaa ααα–DDD ΔΔΔ.

Binding: Roman binding, c.1500-25. Brown sheep over wooden boards with slight inwards bevel. Blind-tooled with three four-line frames; mitred corners; between the second and third frames an acanthus capital tool; see A. Hobson, Humanists and Bookbinders (Cambridge, 1989), 90. Two horizontal compartments filled with repeated impressions of an interlaced tool at the head and foot of the central compartment; the latter with the interlaced tool, a rosette, and an arabesque corner-tool, which is stamped four times to form a centre-piece inside a wreath. Four clasps (three nails, triangle) hinge on the upper cover. Catches in the form of trefoils with pointed top, three nails, domed boss, zigzag engraving round the edges. Pale brown edges, title scribbled by a later hand on the upper edge. Double golden-yellow and russet headbands. Pastedown and one free endleaf (wrapped round the first/last gathering); watermark, a hand below a star, letter C on the palm; see Briquet 11183, Fourealquier 1510, Turin 1515. Rebacked, old backstrip laid down. Sewn on four split thongs. Compartments of the spine decorated with small rosettes in a single line diaper. The horizontal compartments, designed to reduce the height of the centre, are typical of Rome. For the tool used to form the central ‘wreath'; see:
1. Baltimore, Maryland, Walters Art Gallery: Homer, Odyssey (Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1504). Repaired by Gruel. Sides laid down on a modern binding;
2. Paris, BnF, MS. grec 2364: Theodosius, Sphaerica, manuscript on paper, fifteenth/sixteenth century. Ownership inscription: ‘Andreae Coner 1508 Venetiis'. Coner moved to Rome where he died in 1527;
3. Venice, Bibl. Marciana, MS. lat. XI, 85: Marcus Antonius Magnus, Oratio de Spiritu Sancto (Rome, 1509). Dedicated to Cardinal Oliviero Carafa, whose arms are illuminated at the foot of fol. 1a and stamped on the binding;
4. Baltimore, Walters Art Gallery: Theocritus, Opera (Rome: Zacharias Kallierges, 1516);
5. Bibl. Apostolica Vaticana, Chigi II, 90. Psalterium polyglottum (Genoa, 1516);
6. Glasgow UL, Hunter Dh. 2. 8: Jacobus Mazochius, Epigrammata antiquae urbis (Rome, 1521).

Size: 317 × 213 × 64 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 204 mm.

Numerous Latin marginal notes on AAA ααα1r –DDD ΔΔΔ8r and on MMM μμμ6v –MMM μμμ8r.

Provenance: Thomas Rawlinson (1681-1725); sale (13 Nov. 1732), part of lot 2365.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1R 2.8.

Copy number: A-384(10)

Part V only.

Printed on parchment.

Binding: Sixteenth-century English (Oxford) blind-tooled calf; on both covers, triple fillets form a frame, at each corner of which is a lozenge-shaped floral stamp. Ker, Pastedowns centre-piece VII, gold-tooled.

Size: 317 × 213 × 76 mm.

Size of leaf: 308 × 197 mm.

Pastedowns from a fifteenth-century parchment manuscript of Nicolaus de Lyra, Postilla super Genesim; see Ker, Pastedowns, 1598.

On the first leaf: ‘Non tibi forma libri spectanda est, chare Rodolphe, | Exterior, quæ sunt interiora vide. | Interiora videns euades doctior, intus. | Munera musarum, multa secreta latent. | Solius externæ formæ spectator ineptus, | Tegmine, non studiis namque petitus homo.' In a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand.

Provenance: Ralph Warcupp (†1605); on the first leaf: ‘Clarißimo omni eruditionis genere viro, Thomæ Bodlæo, et celebre prudentiæ nomen suis meritis tum apud Illustriß. Germaniæ Principes, tum apud Belgas adepto, Bibliothecæ Oxoniensis Instauratori, Rodolphus Warcuppus de English in Com. Oxon., armiger, Vnus Justiciariorum pacis Dominæ Reginæ in eodem Com. Oxon., et Ædis Christi quondam alumnus, Memoriæ et obseruantiæ ergo D.D.’ Donated by July 1601; see Letters of Sir Thomas Bodley, 10; James, Catalogus (1605), 275.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: G. 1.6 Art; Art. K 2.2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1R 2.3.


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