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Bod-Inc: A-634


De animalibus.


Analysis of Content

a2r Avicenna: De animalibus. ‘Liber de animalibus Auicennae super librum de animalibus Aristotelis.’ Translated by Michael Scotus. Dedicated to Emperor Fridericus II. Incipit: ‘[E]t animalia quaedam communicant in membris sicut equus . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 515.


Imprint: [Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, c.1500]. Folio.


Collation: a–f8 g6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ia01416000

GW: GW 3112;

Hain: HC *2220;

Goff: Goff A‑1416;

BMC: BMC V 352;

Proctor: Pr 4563;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑968; Hillard 244; Rhodes 237; Sack, Freiburg, 410; Sheppard 3913-14.

LCN: 12245444, 13955796


Copy number: A-634(1)

Bound with A‑629; see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 290 × 201 mm.

SHELFMARK: C 1. 5(2) Med. Seld.

Copy number: A-634(2)

Bound with:
1. Girolamo Cardano, Opuscula. Basel: [Hieronymus Curio, for Heinrich Petri, 1559];
3. Avicenna, De generatione embrionis. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 24 Dec. 1501.

Binding: Seventeenth-century calf; staple-marks of a hasp at head of the upper cover.

Size: 280 × 198 × 39 mm.

Size of leaf: 275 × 182 mm.

Early marginal notes in gathering a.

Provenance: John Selden (1584-1654); motto on a1r; a copy of an edition, perhaps not this one, is listed in MS. Broxb. 84. 10, p. 16: ‘idem [i.e. Avicenna] de Animalibus per Michaelem Scotum'. Presented in 1659.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Med. Seld. A 1. 21.

SHELFMARK: AA 8(2) Med. Seld.

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