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a2r Avicenna: De anima (Naturalia VI). [Translated by Domenicus Gundissalinus and Avendeuth.] Incipit: ‘[I]am expleuimus in primo libro verbum de his que sunt communia naturalibus . . .’ Avicenna (Ibn-Sina), De anima. Liber excerptus ex editione . . . Venetiis 1508, ed. George P. Klubertanz (Saint Louis, Miss., 1949), 1-143. Avicenna Latinus. Liber de anima seu Sextus de Naturalibus, ed. Simone van Riet and G. Verbeke, 2 vols (Louvain and Leiden, 1968-72). See Thorndike–Kibre 648, DSB XV, 494-501, and EI 941-7.
Imprint: Pavia: Antonius de Carcano, [c.1484-85]. Folio.
Collation: a b8 c–h6.
GW: GW 3111;
Hain: HR 2219;
Goff: Goff A‑1415;
BMC: BMC XII 71;
Proctor: Pr 7058;
Others: BSB‑Ink A‑967; Sheppard 5826.
Copy number: A-633(1)
Wanting the blank leaf a1.
Binding: Contemporary French blind-tooled morocco over pasteboards, holes for four clasps; rebacked. On both covers fillets form a frame; the inner rectangle is divided by fillets into five vertical compartments. In the frame, a stamp(?); the inner rectangle is divided into five vertical compartments, each with adjoining stamps: two with fleurs-de-lys in lozenge-shaped compartments, two with flowers in lozenge-shaped compartments, and one with a diamond-shaped stamp with a floral ornament.
Size: 280 × 203 × 12 mm.
Size of leaf: 275 × 193 mm.
Occasional sixteenth/seventeenth-century marginal notes.
Some initials are supplied in ink.
Provenance: Herophilus Seraphinus (sixteenth/seventeenth century); ‘Herophili Seraphinij' on a2r. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘IX.C.h.9': see Lee, Royal Bookplates, 40-1 no. 23; sale, pt VI, lot 175. Purchased for £0. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1845), 2.
SHELFMARK: Auct 2Q inf. 2.48.
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