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Buridanus, Johannes

Quaestiones in Aristotelis Ethica Nicomachea.


Analysis of Content

a2r Buridanus, Johannes: ‘Proemium'. Incipit: ‘[B]onitatis et nobilitatis excellentiam philosophie moralis extollit Aristoteles secundo Ethicorum, cum dicit eam esse non contemplationis gratia . . .’

a2v Buridanus, Johannes: Quaestiones in Aristotelis Ethica Nicomachea. [Edited by Aegidius Delphus.] Incipit: ‘[Q]ueritur primo, Utrum de virtutibus sit scientia. Arguitur quod non, quia si virtus sciatur . . .’ See Lohr 26 (1970), 179-81, no. 42, with this edition listed at 181; also Edmond Faral, ‘Jean Buridan: notes sur les manuscrits, les éditions et le contenu des ses ouvrages', Archives d'histoire doctrinale et littéraire du moyen âge, 15 (1946), 1-55, at 40-8, with this edition listed at 42; Edmond Faral, ‘Jean Buridan, maître ès arts de l'Université de Paris', HLF 38 (1949), 577-91; Bernd Michael, Johannes Buridan: Studien zu seinen Werken und zur Rezeption seiner Theorien in Europa des späten Mittelalters (Diss. Freie Universität, Berlin, 1985), 829-92, with this edition at 862; Jack Zupko, John Buridan: Portrait of a Fourteenth-Century Arts Master (Notre Dame, Ind., 2003), 276.

H10r [Colophon describing Delphus' editorial work.] Incipit: ‘Huc vsque producte sunt questiones Buridani morales, robustiori etato precipue perlegende . . .’

H10r Delphus, Aegidius: [Verse.] ‘Ad scientie moralis sectatores'. Incipit: ‘Pagina doctorum quod habet diuersa per orbem | Moribus egregium disputat iste liber'; 5 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: [Paris: Johannes Higman and] Wolfgang Hopyl, 14 July 1489. Folio.

Remarks: Assigned to Higman with Hopyl, by CIBN.


Collation: a–z [et] [con] A–G8 H10.


ISTC: ib01294000

GW: GW 5752;

Hain: HC *4106;

Goff: Goff B‑1294;


Proctor: Pr 8126;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑987; CIBN B‑913; Rhodes 460; not in Sheppard. Reprint: Frankfurt am Main, 1968.

LCN: 13984601


Copy number: B-597(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Contemporary doeskin, dyed blue, over wooden boards, with two original clasps. Spine repaired at the tail. No. ‘65' in black on white ground edged in red, on spine; also remains of later labels. Remains of early printed label on head of the lower cover.

Size: 303 × 222 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 287 × 211 mm.

Marks on front pastedown suggesting that a large rectangular book-plate has been removed.

Early marginal annotations, underlining, and note marks in black ink.

Provenance: Herman Charles Hoskier (1864-1938), Feb. 1903; signature and bibliographical note on front endleaf; perhaps purchased from Ludwig Rosenthal (1840-1928), see note on front endleaf. George Dunn (1865-1912); book-plate; sale, 11 Feb. 1913, lot 900. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased from Maggs Brothers Ltd in 1923 for £18. 18. 0; accession no. ‘572'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 17.3.

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