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Bod-Inc: A-414


Politica (trans. Guilelmus de Moerbeka).


Analysis of Content

A2r Aristoteles: Politica. [Translated by Guilelmus de Moerbeka.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam omnem ciuitatem videmus communitatem quandam existentem . . .’ See A‑387.

A2r [Versor, Johannes: Commentary on Politica.] ‘Questiones.’ Incipit: ‘Quritur(!) primo, utrum intentio politice sit de summo hominis bono . . .’ See Lohr (1971), 290-9 no. 12. See also Martin Grabmann, Die mittelalterlichen Kommentare zur Politik des Aristoteles, Sitzungsberichte der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, philosophisch-historische Abteilung, 1941/II,10 (Munich, 1941), 65-75, repr. in Gesammelte Akademieabhandlungen, Münchener Universitäts-Schriften, Fachbereich Katholische Theologie, Veröffentlichungen des Grabmann-Institutes, NS 25/1 (Paderborn, Munich, Vienna, and Zürich, 1979), 1725-1800, at 1787-97. Commentary alternates with the text.

X4v [Colophon with note on commentator.]

X5r ‘Tabula continens questiones.’


Imprint: Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 8 Mar. 1492. Folio.


Collation: A–X6.


ISTC: ia01026000

GW: GW 2444;

Hain: H *1769 (with erroneous date); H 1767;

Goff: Goff A‑1026;

BMC: BMC I 276;

Proctor: Pr 1307;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑714; Rhodes 165; Sack, Freiburg, 284; Sheppard 983; Voulliéme, Köln, 144.

LCN: 13979801


Copy number: A-414(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 295 × 220 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 200 mm.

Provenance: Passau, Bavaria, Franciscan Observants; inscription on A1r: ‘Pro conuentu Passauiensi Fratrum Minorum de obseruantia'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; no. 42(?). Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, judging by its former shelfmark and the Munich provenance possibly in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 5Q 5.31.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P inf. 2.17.

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