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Problemata. Incipit: Omnes homines.


Analysis of Content

a2r Aristoteles [pseudo-]: Problemata. Incipit: ‘  “[O]mnes homines naturaliter scire desiderant” vt scribit Aristoteles, princeps philosophorum, primo Methaphisice. Cuius causa potest reddi talis, quia omne ens naturaliter appetit suam perfectionem . . .’ See A‑418.

e1r ‘Liber de vita et morte Aristotelis 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.

e1r [Commentary on the Vita Aristotelis.] Incipit: ‘Iste est liber de vita et morte Aristotelis, qui prima sui diuisione diuiditur in duas partes, in quarum prima determinat de origine Arestotelis . . .’ Commentary alternates with the text.


Imprint: Paris: [Étienne Jehannot] for Denis Roce, [c.1499]. 4°.

Remarks: Assigned by Sheppard to Jehannot, by GW to [Jean Poitevin, c.1500].


Collation: a8 b–g6.

Illustrations: On a1v a woodcut depicting a pondering reader in front of a lectern. Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ia01043700

GW: GW 2475;

Proctor: Pr 8374;

Others: Sheppard 6500.

LCN: 13981429


Copy number: A-422(1)

Bound with:
1. Seth Ward, De cometis. Oxford: Leonard Lichfield, 1653 (Wing W820);
2. Johannes Tack, Coeli anomalion. Gießen: Officina Chemliniana, 1653;
3. Cyprianus von Leowitz, De coniunctionibus magnis. London: Thomas Vautrollier, 1573 (STC 15484);
4. Johannes de Hese, Itinerarium per diversas mundi partes. Paris, Robert Gourmont for Olivier Senant, [1505-12];
6. Gualtherus Burlaeus, De vita et moribus philosophorum. Paris: Raoul Laliseau, [n. d.].

Binding: Seventeenth-century English, calf, between 1653 and 1674; on both covers triple fillets form a border.

Size: 170 × 134 × 39 mm.

Size of leaf: 164 × 125 mm.

Fragments from a sixteenth-century work containing sermons, formerly used as pastedowns, now raised.

A few marginal notes.

Provenance: John Selden (1584-1654)(?). Presented in 1659(?); not found in the manuscript catalogues of the Selden donation, but listed in Hyde, Catalogus (1674), I 42, with the same shelfmark as it carries today.

SHELFMARK: 4° W 11(5) Art. Seld.

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