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Bod-Inc: B-600

Burlaeus, Gualtherus

Expositio in Artem veterem Porphyrii et Aristotelis (ed. Simon Alexandrinus).


Analysis of Content

a1r Burlaeus, Gualtherus: Expositio super Isagogen Porphyrii. [Edited by Simon Alexandrinus, as noted in the colophon.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uia de dictis in logica quoddam compendium intendo compillare(!) . . .’ See Lohr, 24 (1968), 174, no. 4; cf. James A. Weisheipl, ‘Repertorium Mertonense', Medieval Studies, 31 (1969), 174-224, on Burley 185-208, at 189, no. 7; Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 1902.

b6r Burlaeus, Gualtherus: Super librum Praedicamentorum Aristotelis. Incipit: ‘[C]irca librum Predicamentorum est sciendum quod subiectum . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . et isti modi habendi sunt alii a quolibet modo predicto'. Incipit as Lohr, 24 (1968), 174, no. 4; variant explicit.

h4r Burlaeus, Gualtherus: De sex principiis Gilberti Porretani. Incipit: ‘  “[F]orma est compositioni contingens”. Postquam Aristoteles in libro Predicamentorum sufficienter quantum est de . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . secundum quod accidentis per absolutum et respectiuum. Sed hec non sunt logice considerationis. Amen'. Incipit as Lohr, 24 (1968), 175, no. 4, ‘redaction B – longer'; different explicit.

k6r Burlaeus, Gualtherus: Super librum Perihermenias Aristotelis. Incipit: ‘  “Primum opportet constituere”. Iste liber quem ad presens intendimus exponere est de enunciatione tanquam . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . in figura modali ponat in vna figura istas propositiones'. See Lohr, 24 (1968), 175, no. 4; explicit resembles, but differs from redaction A - shorter; ‘Walter Burleigh's Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Perihermeneias' ed. S. F. Brown, Franciscan Studies, 33 (1973), 42-134.

p6r [Additional note.] Incipit: ‘Nota duplex possibile: vnum quod est principium . . . tunc tale obiectum habet esse intelligibile siue ab intellectu intelligente seu a causa representante, ut uolunt alii.’

p6r [Colophon with note on Simon Alexandrinus, the editor.]


Imprint: Venice: Christophorus Arnoldus, [c.1476-8]. Folio.


Collation: a–o8 p6.


ISTC: ib01306000

GW: GW 5765;

Hain: H *4127;

Goff: Goff B‑1306;

BMC: BMC V 206;

Proctor: Pr 4218;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑1000; CIBN B‑915; Sheppard 3385.

LCN: 13984598


Copy number: B-600(1)

Leaf k2 is bound after k3.

Binding: Nineteenth-century English blind and gold-tooled purple morocco with gilt-edged leaves, gold-tooled turn-ins, and purple pastedowns and endleaves; the latter watermarked with ‘Britannia' and ‘1823'.

Size: 285 × 203 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 276 × 182 mm.

Some marginal notes in black ink. On a4r, a cancelled note in the central margin.

On a1r and b6r 12-line initials are supplied in red, blue, and green with pen-work flourishes extending into the left margin; on k7r and n4v six-line initials are supplied in red and blue with pen-work flourishes in red, blue, and green extending into the margins. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied or marked in red or blue. Tabular diagrams bordered in red or blue. Some marginal headings are supplied in red.

Provenance: On a1r: ‘Ad usum fratris [ ]'. A circular stamp of the Virgin standing on a crescent, the surrounding inscription cancelled. Sir John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831), 10th Bt; monogram and Syston Park armorial book-plate. Purchased in 1885 (according to Sheppard), from William Ridler for £3. 10. 0; ‘Ridler 1885' on the front pastedown, ‘£3. 10. 0' on the verso of the front endleaf.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 4.36.

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