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Problemata. Incipit: Omnes homines.


Analysis of Content

a1v Aristoteles [pseudo-]: Problemata. Incipit: ‘  “[O]mnes homines naturaliter scire desiderant” scribit Arestoteles, philosophorum princeps, primo Methaphisice. Cuius causa potest reddi talis, quia omne ens naturaliter appetit suam perfectionem . . .’ See A‑418.

f3r ‘Liber de vita et morte Arestotelis omnium philosophorum principis.’ Incipit: ‘[N]ature causa rerum rector sine pausa | Cuius factura fertur queuis genitura.’ See Walther, Initia, 11606 and Grabmann, Geistesleben, II 97. With printed interlinear glosses.

f3r [Commentary on the Vita Aristotelis.] Incipit: ‘Iste est liber de vita et morte Aresto[telis], qui prima sui diuisione diuiditur in duas partes, in quarum prima determinat de origine Aresto[telis] . . .’ Commentary alternates with the text.


Imprint: [Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, c.1493]. 4°.


Collation: a–h6.

Illustrations: On a1r ‘Accipies' woodcut: see Schreiber–Heitz no. 18.


ISTC: ia01041000

GW: GW 2472;

Hain: H *1721;

Goff: Goff A‑1041;

BMC: BMC I 281;

Proctor: Pr 1410;

Others: CIBN A‑548; Schramm VIII 21; Schreiber V 3352; Sheppard 999; Voulliéme, Köln, 155.

LCN: 13981370


Copy number: A-421(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century brown embossed paper backed with brown cloth.

Size: 211 × 154 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 198 × 146 mm.

On a1v an initial is supplied in pen with drawing of a grotesque face.

Provenance: Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 391. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. K 1.23.

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