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Destructiones destructionum philosophiae Algazelis.


Analysis of Content

a1v Niphus de Suessa, Augustinus: [Letter addressed to] Cardinal Dominicus Grimanus. Incipit: ‘[E]lucubratus sum proximis diebus quoddam opusculum quod Destructio destructionum inscribitur . . .’

a1v Nicolaus Jannecta(?): ‘Annotationes, emendationes atque supputationes in libro Destructio destructionum.’ Addressed to Augustinus Niphus. Incipit: ‘[D]esiderabas, mi preceptor, emendationes, annotationes atque tabulam in librum tuum et Auerroys Destructio destructionum . . .’

a2r Averroes: Destructiones destructionum philosophiae Algazelis. [Translated by Calonymos ben Calonymos ben Meir.] Incipit: ‘[A]it Auerroys: Cum in cunctis rebus ab intellectuali virtute desiderandis naturaliter et precipue carior et dulcior ac dilectior sit veritas . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 72; Moritz Steinschneider, Die Arabische Literatur der Juden (Frankfurt am Main, 1902), 53 no. 75 and Averroes‘“Destructiones destructionum philosophiae Algazelis” in the Latin Version of Calo Calonymos, ed. Beatrice H. Zedler (Milwaukee, Wis., 1961), 24-5 and 55.

a2v Niphus [de Suessa], Augustinus: ‘In Destructiones destructionum Auerroys contra Algazelem expositio.’ Incipit: ‘[D]ixit Plato in Timeo omnes quippe ment[e]s quoquo modo c[om]potes in operis cuiuslibet vel magni vel parui . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 456. Commentary alternates with the text.

q4r Niphus de Suessa, Augustinus: ‘Codicillus de sensu agente.’ Incipit: ‘[D]icit Aristoteles secundo Celi forte quidem igitur de quibusdam enunciare aliquid tentare . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 416.

q9v ‘Tituli questionum.’


Imprint: [Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for] the heirs of Octavianus Scotus, [after 1500]. Folio.

Remarks: IGI dates [after 1500], and Sheppard [c.1500].


Collation: a–p8 q10.


ISTC: ia01412500

Hain: R 643;

Proctor: Pr 5104;

Others: Sheppard 4247.

LCN: 14540219


Copy number: A-631(1)

Bound with:
1. Julius Palamedes, Tabula in Aristotelis Averroisque opera. Venice: Vincentius Valgrisius, 1562.

Binding: Seventeenth-century English calf, stamped in gilt with the badge of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland. Two leather straps lost; staple-marks of a hasp at head of the upper cover.

Size: 323 × 220 × 64 mm.

Size of leaf: 318 × 208 mm.

Provenance: Bought with money given by Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland (1564-1632). Acquired in 1603: see Benefactors' Register I 57.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: P.3.12.

SHELFMARK: H 5.15(2) Art.

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