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Bod-Inc: A-413


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.


Collation: A–P6.


ISTC: ia01020200

GW: GW 2441;

Hain: H 1684;

Proctor: Pr 2989;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑712; Sheppard 2108.

LCN: 13979765


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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