Physica (trans. Guilelmus de Moerbeka).
Analysis of Content
A2r Aristoteles: Physica. [Translation revised by Guilelmus de Moerbeka.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam quidem intelligere et scire contingit circa omnes sciencias, quarum sunt principia aut cause aut elementa ex horum cognitione tunc enim cognoscere arbitramur . . .’ See A‑385.
Imprint: [Leipzig: Martin Landsberg, c.1492-5]. Folio.
Remarks: The Wrocław copy has an owner's inscription with date 1495.
GW: GW 2441;
Hain: H 1684;
Proctor: Pr 2989;
Others: BSB‑Ink A‑712; Sheppard 2108.
Copy number: A-413(1)
Binding: Nineteenth-century German(?) pasteboards covered with leaves from a liturgical manuscript on parchment dyed dark blue; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 298 × 220 × 27 mm.
Size of leaf: 290 × 208 mm.
Copious early marginal and interlinear notes; sixteenth-and seventeenth-century marginal notes.
Some initials are supplied in ink in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand.
Provenance: Würzburg, Bavaria, Conventual Franciscans, Inventio crucis/Sancta crux; ‘Fratrum Minorum Conuentualium Herbipolensis'. Sotheby's sale (3 May 1832), lot 217; purchased for £0. 11. 0; Books Purchased (1832), 2; white paper label on the spine.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. N extra 1.13.
SHELFMARK: Auct. P 4.1.
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