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De pomo, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Aristoteles [pseudo-]: De pomo. ‘De pomo et morte.’ Translated by Manfredus, son of Fridericus II. See A‑386.

[b2v] Aristoteles: De bona fortuna. Incipit: ‘[H]abitum autem vtique erit hiis dicere quoniam de facilitate est sermo de bona fortuna . . .’ A combination of Magna moralia II,8 and Ethica Eudemica VII,14 (VIII,14); see AL (1957), I 72-3.

[b7v] Aristoteles [pseudo-; Costa Ben Luca]: De differentia spiritus et animae. [Translated by Johannes Hispalensis.] Excerpta ex libro Alfredi Anglici . . . item Costa-ben-Lucae De differentia animae et spiritus, ed. C. S. Barach (Innsbruck, 1878), 120-39. See Thorndike–Kibre 771. On authorship and the translation see Grabmann, Forschungen, 249.

[c8r] Aristoteles [pseudo-]: Physiognomia. [Translated by Bartholomaeus de Messina.] See A‑386.

[e3v] Aristoteles: De inundatione Nili. D. Bonneau, ‘Liber Aristotelis de inundatione Nili. Texte, traduction, étude', Études de papyrologie, 9 (1971), 1-33. See Thorndike–Kibre 1144. On authorship see PAL 44-5 no. 61, AL (1957), I 90 and C. B. Schmitt, ‘Pseudo-Aristotle in the Middle Ages', in Pseudo-Aristotle in the Middle Ages: The Theology and other Texts, ed. J. Kraye, W. F. Ryan, and C. B. Schmitt (London, 1986), 1-14, at 14 n. 54.


Imprint: [Cologne: Arnold Ther Hoernen, c.1472]. 4°.


Collation: [a–d8 e6].


ISTC: ia01028000

GW: GW 2450;

Hain: HC 1786;

Goff: Goff A‑1028;

BMC: BMC I 204;

Proctor: Pr 958;

Others: CIBN A‑541; Oates 439; Osler, IM 48; Sheppard 724; Voulliéme, Köln, 161.

LCN: 14340266


Copy number: A-416(1)

No red printing, unlike GW and BMC.

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled half morocco; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 198 × 137 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 191 × 130 mm.

Partly foliated in an early hand from 44 to 80.

On [a1r], [b2v], [b7v], and [c8r] initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue with some pen flourishing, partly historiated. Smaller initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); armorial book-plate; Elenchus, no. 478. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. K 4.6.

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