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Georgius Bruxellensis

Expositio super octo libros Physicorum Aristotelis.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Georgius Bruxellensis: Expositio super octo libros Physicorum Aristotelis. Incipit: ‘  “[Q]uoniam quidem intelligere et scire contigit circa omnes scientias quarum sunt principia . . .” Iste est liber Phisicorum Aristotelis in quo determinatur de rebus naturalibus . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 785, and Lohr, 23 (1967), 156-7, no. 2, the latter including all the commentaries by Georgius.

k4r Georgius Bruxellensis: [Commentary on Aristoteles, De caelo et mundo.] Incipit: ‘  “[D]e natura autem scientia fere plurima . . .” Iste est liber de celo et mundo Aristotelis in quo determinat de corpore mobili . . .’

n2r Georgius Bruxellensis: [Commentary on Aristoteles, De generatione et corruptione.] Incipit: ‘  “[D]e generatione autem et corruptione et natura generatorum et corruptorum”. Iste liber est de generatione et corruptione cuius subiectum attributionis . . .’

p6r Georgius Bruxellensis: [Commentary on Aristoteles, Liber metheororum.] Incipit: ‘  “[D]e primis quidem igitur causis et de omni motu . . .” Iste est Liber metheororum Aristotelis in quo determinatur de impressionibus metheorologicis . . .’

t1r Georgius Bruxellensis: [Commentary on Aristoteles, De anima.] Incipit: ‘  “[B]onorum honorabilium notitiam opinantes magis”. Iste est primus liber De anima Aristotelis . . .’

y1v Georgius Bruxellensis: [Commentary on Aristoteles, De sensu et sensato.] Incipit: ‘  “[Q]uoniam autem de anima secundum ipsam”. Iste est liber De sensu et sensato cuius subiectum attributionis . . .’

z3v Georgius Bruxellensis: [Commentary on Aristoteles, De memoria et reminiscentia.] Incipit: ‘  “[D]e memoria autem et memorari”. Iste est liber de memoria et reminiscentia continens . . .’

z6r Georgius Bruxellensis: [Commentary on Aristoteles, De somno et vigilia.] Incipit: ‘  “[D]e somno autem et vigilia”. Iste est liber De somno et vigilia continens duos tractatus . . .’

[et]2v Georgius Bruxellensis: [Commentary on Aristoteles, De brevitate vite.] Incipit: ‘  “[D]e eo autem quod est hic quod esse longe uite”. Iste est liber De longitudine et breuitate vite . . .’

[et]4v [Colophon.]

[et]4v ‘Tabula questionum.’

aa1r Bricot, Thomas: ‘Questiones addite . . . super Phisicam magistri Georgii.’ Incipit: ‘Queritur utrum implicet conditionem infinitum esse in actu . . .’ The first Questio refers to book 3.


Imprint: Paris: André Bocard and Félix Baligault, [before 1500]. Folio.

Remarks: Often found with the same printers' edition of Georgius on the Metaphysics (Polain 1573); these catalogued as a single edition by Sheppard (see below, G‑068).


Collation: a–c8 d6 e–o8 p–r6 s–z8 [et]6 aa8.

Illustrations: Four schematic woodcuts.


ISTC: ig00149200

GW: GW 10648;

Proctor: Pr 8170 (I);

Others: Sheppard 6404 (I).


Copy number: G-067(1)

Wanting gathering aa; leaf a1 backed.

Bound with:
1B. Georgius Bruxellensis, Quaestiones in Metaphysicam Aristotelis. Paris: André Bocard and Félix Baligault, [c.1494] (G‑068);
2. Georgius Bruxellensis, Quaestiones super libros naturalis philosophiae et Metaphysicam Aristotelis. Paris: Henri Estienne, for himself, Jean Petit, and Denis Roce, 15 Oct. 1504.

Binding: Seventeenth-century English calf, rebacked; two ties lost. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at both the head and the tail of the upper cover. The upper cover stamped with the badge of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland (a crescent within the Garter, surmounted by a coronet). No. ‘26' written on fore-edge in black ink.

Size: 272 × 205 × 85 mm.

Size of leaf: 263 × 185 mm.

Early marginal notes and comments, underlining in the text in black ink, and pointing hands. Extensive pen-trials and scribbles on a1r of item 1; scribbles in Latin and French on the title-page of item 2.

Occasional capitals are supplied in black, red, or yellow ink. Some capital strokes in red, other capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland (1564-1632). Purchased in 1603: the copy recorded in the Benefactors Register I 56, as having been purchased with money given in 1603 by Percy: ‘Magister Georgius in totam Philosophiam natur. Arist. & Metaphys. fo.’


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