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Bod-Inc: A-385


Opera: Organon. Physica.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Porphyrius: Liber quinque praedicabilium. [Also known as Isagoge.] ‘De vniuersalibus.’ [Translated by Boethius.] Porphyrii Isagoge, ed. L. Minio-Paluello, AL I, 6-7 (1966), 5-31.

[b2v] Aristoteles: Liber praedicamentorum. ‘Liber Kathegoricarum.’ Categoriae vel praedicamenta, ed. L. Minio-Paluello, AL I,1-5 (1961), p. xxxix, 5-41. Anonymous translation, traditionally ascribed to Boethius; see L. Minio-Paluello, ‘The Genuine Text of Boethius' Translation of Aristotle's Categories', Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1 (1942), 151-77 (Opuscula, 1-27) and L. Minio-Paluello, ‘The Text of the Categoriae: the Latin Tradition', Classical Quarterly, 39 (1945), 63-4 (Opuscula, 28-39). The translation is wrongly ascribed to Johannes Argyropoulos in BMC.

[c10r] Aristoteles: Liber perihermenias. [Also known as De interpretatione. Translated by Boethius.] De interpretatione vel Periermenias, ed. L. Minio-Paluello, AL II, 1-2 (1965), 5-38.

[d10v] Gilbertus Porretanus [pseudo-]: De sex principiis. L. Minio-Paluello, AL I, 6-7 (1966), 35-58. On authorship see L. Minio-Paluello, ‘Magister sex principiorum', Studi medievali, 3rd ser., 6/2 (1965), 123-51 (Opuscula, 536-64), AL (1957), I, 95, Lohr (1968), 166 and PAL 77 no. 86.

[e9v] Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus: Divisiones. PL LXIV 875-92. See CPL 887.

[h1r] Aristoteles: Analytica priora. [Translated by Boethius.] Analytica priora, ed. L. Minio-Paluello, AL III, 1-4 (1962), 5-139.

[n10r] [Colophon.]

2[a1r] Aristoteles: Analytica posteriora. [Translated by Jacobus Venetus.] Analytica posteriora, ed. L. Minio-Paluello and Bernard G. Dod, AL IV, 1-4 (1968), 5-107. On the translation see L. Minio-Paluello, ‘Jacobus Veneticus Grecus: Canonist and Translator of Aristotle', Traditio, 8 (1952), 265-304 (Opuscula, 189-228).

2[d9r] [Colophon.]

3[a1r] Aristoteles: De sophisticis elenchis. [Translated by Boethius.] De sophisticis elenchis, ed. Bernard G. Dod, AL VI, 1-3 (1975), 5-60.

3[d1r] Aristoteles: Topica. [Translated by Boethius.] Topica, ed. L. Minio-Paluello, AL V, 1-3 (1969), 5-179.

3[l10r] [Colophon.]

4[a2r] Aristoteles: Physica. [Translation revised by Guilelmus de Moerbeka.] Physica, ed. Fernand Bossier and Jozef Brams, AL VII/1 (1990), 7-340. See Thorndike–Kibre 1296; Grabmann, Forschungen, 174. On Moerbeka's translation see L. Minio-Paluello, ‘Moerbeke, William of', DSB IX 434-40, and Guillaume de Moerbeke. Recueil d'études à l'occasion du 700e anniversaire de sa mort (1286), ed. J. Brams and W. Vanhamel (Louvain, 1989).

4[m10v] [Colophon.]


Imprint: Augsburg: Ambrosius Keller, 1479. Folio.

Remarks: In four parts dated: (I) 15 Sept. 1479; (II) 13 Oct. 1479; (III) 21 Oct. 1479; (IV) 8 Nov. 1479.


Collation: Part I: 1[a–e10 f g6 h–n10]; part II: 2[a b10 c6 d10]; part III: 3[a10 b c8 d–i10 k8 l10]; part IV: 4[a10 b8 c d6 e10 f8 g10 h i6 k10 l8 m10].

Remarks: Collation as GW, not as BMC.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ia00960000

GW: GW 2335;

Hain: HC *1658;

Goff: Goff A‑960;

BMC: BMC II 361;

Proctor: Pr 1747-50;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑699; CIBN A‑505; Oates 943; Rhodes 131; Sack, Freiburg, 259; Sheppard 1285.

LCN: 13979796


Copy number: A-385(1)

Wanting1 [a1] and gatherings4 [a–m] (Physica).

Binding: Contemporary German (Tübingen, Johannes Zoll) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, two clasps lost; formerly chained: staple-marks at head of the lower cover. On both covers fillets form a double frame; the inner rectangle is divided by fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments. At each point of intersection a round fleur-de-lis stamp, in the compartments a smaller stamp with a stag; see E. Kyriß, ‘Johannes Zoll, ein Tübinger Buchbinder des 15. Jahrhunderts', in Aus der Welt des Buches: Festgabe zum 70. Geburtstage von Georg Leyh, Zentralblatt für Bibliothekswesen, Beiheft 75 (Leipzig 1950), 89-93, pls 45 and 49. Reinforcing slips from an early thirteenth-century parchment manuscript.

Size: 319 × 214 × 65 mm.

Size of leaf: 306 × 200 mm.

Table of contents in an early hand on front pastedown. Copious early marginal notes.

Woodcut initials are coloured in red. Initials are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining. On3 [l10r] the rubricator's signature ‘P. W.' beneath the monogram ‘MARIA' in red; see also C‑366.

Provenance: Memmingen, Bavaria, Augustinian Hermits; SS. Johannes et Augustinus; ‘Bibliothecæ Fratrum Eremitarum Diui Augustini Memingæ 1653'. Purchased for £1. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1851), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 4.22.

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