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Bod-Inc: A-417


Problemata. Incipit: Cur exuperantiae.


Analysis of Content

Subject: medicine; philosophy; science

[a2r] Gupalatinus, Nicolaus: [Preface dedicated to] Sixtus IV, Pont. Max. ‘Nicolaus Gupalatini Veneti phisici Prefatio in Problemata Aristo. ad Sixtum IIII pontifi. maxi.’ Incipit: ‘[P]roblemata Aristotelis emendatissima, ut nunc sunt, Latina lingua ante hac non habuit ...’ [a3r] Explicit: ‘... ac religioso gravissimo, Opus Aristotelis philosophorum principum dicatus sit.’

[a3r] Aristoteles: Problemata [translated by] Theodorus Gaza. ‘Aristotelis philosophi Problematu. particula prima, interprete Theodoro per ultimam emendationem.’ Incipit: ‘[C]ur exuperantie nimie committendi morbi uim habeant . . .’ [r5r] Explicit: ‘... quoniam urit terrenum, namque omne cuncurritur nigrorum effici solitum est.’ See Thorndike–Kibre 360; on Gaza's translation see Livia Martinoli Santini, ‘Le traduzioni dal greco', in Un pontificato ed una città, 81-101, note 19. On authorship see Carl Prantl, ‘Ueber die Probleme des Aristoteles', Abhandlungen der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, philosophisch-philologische Classe, 6 (1852), 339-77; E. Richter, De Aristotelis problematis (Bonn, 1885); E. S. Forster, ‘The Pseudo-Aristotelian Problems: Their Nature and Composition', Classical Quarterly, 22 (1928), 163-5; Brian Lawn, The Salernitan Questions: An Introduction to the History of Medieval and Renaissance Problem Literature (Oxford, 1963), 96; see J. Monfasani, ‘Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite in mid-quattrocento Rome', in Supplementum Festivum: Studies in Honor of Paul Oskar Kristeller, ed. J. Hankins and others (Binghamton, NY, 1987), 189-219, at 207; J. Monfasani, ‘Pseudo-Aristotelian Problemata and Aristotle's De Animalibus’, in Natural Particulars, ed. Grafton and Siraisi, 205-47.

[r5r] [Colophon with note on the translator]. Colophon: ‘Expliciunt Aristotelis Problemata Rome impressa per Iohannem Reinhardum de Eningen; que Theodorus Gazes Thessalonicensis olim e Greco in Latinum convertit, eaque nuper ultima emendatione emendavit sub Sixto IIII. pon. max. absoluta sunt. A. M.CCCC.Lxxv. xiiii calendas Iunii foeliciter. LAUS DEO.’

[r5v] Registrum chartarum. ‘Finit registrum quinternorum huius operis.’


Imprint: Rome Johannes Reinhardi 19 May 1475 4°.

Secundo folio: [a3r] id in problematis re ipsa et quasi digito ostendit quod in


Collation: [a-b10 c8 d–i10 k8 l6 m–o10 p8 q10 r6].

Remarks: Spaces left blank for initial, without printed guide letters.


ISTC: ia01031000

GW: GW 2453;

Hain: HC 1730;

Goff: Goff A‑1031;


Proctor: Pr 3473;

Others: CIBN A‑544; Osler, IM, 85; Sheppard 2784.

LCN: 13981378


Copy number: A-417(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century French gold-tooled blue morocco by P. Lefebvre (for comte MacCarthy Reagh).

Size: 281 × 203 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 272 × 188 mm.

Red ruling.

Provenance: Justin, Count MacCarthy-Reagh (1744-1811); sale (Paris 1815), I lot 1380. Purchased by Heber for £1, according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 5 (1835), lot 279, sold for £1. 9. 0. J. T. Hand (fl. 1834-1837), 1835; note on the endleaf; sale (1837), lot 66. Purchased for £2; see Books Purchased (1837), 3.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 2.19.

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