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Johannes XXI, Pont. Max.

Copulata tractatuum Petri Hispani (ed. Lambertus de Monte).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Copulata omnium tractatuum Petri Hispani etiam Sincathegreumatum et paruorum logicalium cum textu secundum doctrinam diui Thome Aquinatis iuxta processum magistrorum Colonie in bursa Montis regentium'.

a2r [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘[C]irca initium Summalarum(!) Petri Hispani in quibus breuiter et compendiose determinat de his quæ in libris logice ab Arestotele Boetio Porphirio et ab aliis pertractantur . . .’

a5v Petrus Hispanus [Johannes XXI, Pont. Max.]: Summulae logicales. Incipit: ‘[D]yalectica est ars artium scientia scientiarum . . .’

a2r [Commentary of the Cologne Thomists.] Incipit: ‘Premissis quibusdam communibus in qualibet scientia prerequisitis . . .’ The commentary alternates with lemmata of the text. See Mullally no. 58. According to Severin Corsten, ‘Universities and early printing', in Bibliography and the Study of 15th-Century Civilisation, ed. Lotte Hellinga and John Goldfinch, British Library Occasional Papers, 5 (London, 1987), 83-123, at 93 (quoting C. Prantl) the author of this and the following anonymous commentaries is Lambertus de Monte, principal of the Bursa ‘Montana' at the University of Cologne.

z6r [First colophon.] Incipit: ‘Copulata sex tractatuum Petri Hyspani secundum doctrinam sancti Thome Aquinatis, studio magistrorum Colonie in bursa Montis regentium industrie collecta et nuper pro exercitio neophytorum logice solerter impressa . . .’

A1r [Commentum in tractatum parvorum logicalium Petri Hispani.] Incipit: ‘[C]irca initium paruorum logicalium (quorum ignorantia plerosque magnos in multarum propositionum veritate et falsitate turpiter errare fecit . . .’

A2v Petrus Hispanus [Johannes XXI, Pont. Max.]: Parva logicalia. Incipit: ‘[E]orum que dicuntur quedam dicuntur cum complexsione . . .’

A2v [Commentum.] Incipit: ‘Iste est primus tractatus parvorum logicalium in quo Petrus Hispanus determinat de suppositione terminorum . . .’

G1r Petrus Hispanus [Johannes XXI, Pont. Max.]: Syncategoremata. Incipit: ‘[A]b eo quod res est vel non est oratio vera vel falsa dicitur. Sed a doctoribus sincathegreumatibus . . .’ The text bears only a slight resemblance to that published by L. M. de Rijk and Joke Spruyt, Syncategoreumata, Studien und Texte zur Geistesgeschichte des Mittelalters, 30 (Leiden, 1992), 38-432, although the sophismata are closer to de Rijk and Spruyt. The treatise on Syncategoremata is inserted between the seventh and the eigth treatises; the colophon says ‘necnon textus eiusdem de sincathegreumatibus quem aliqui octauum appellant tractatum'.

L8r [Second colophon.] The colophon states that Lambertus de Monte, professor at the University of Cologne, has edited the works in the volume.


Imprint: [Cologne: Heinrich Quentell], 4 Dec. 1489. 4°.


Collation: a8 b–z6 A8 B–E6 F8 G–I6 K L8.


ISTC: ij00238000

Hain: HC *8702; C 2994;

Goff: Goff J‑238;

BMC: BMC I 274;

Proctor: Pr 1296;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑021 (+ var.); CIBN J‑161; Hillard 1129; Sack, Freiburg, 2777; Sheppard 974; Voulliéme, Köln, 928.

LCN: 14487036


Copy number: J-101(1)

Wanting sheet F4.

Title as in Voullieme: ‘Copulata oīm tractatuū . . .’

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with metal catches; rebacked. Green paper index tabs. Double fillets form a double frame. Within the outer frame, circular stag stamps at the corners and lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis surrounded by small floral stamps. Diagonal double fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, containing the fleur-de-lis stamp, with or without the surrounding floral stamps, and circular lamb and flag stamps.

Size: 290 × 208 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 200 mm.

A pastedown of parchment, consisting of a fifteenth-century fragment of a legal manuscript, is now MS. Lat. misc. c.17, fol. 91.

On a1v a coloured drawing of a master and two scholars. Initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Erased inscription on a2r: ‘Ad usum(?) F. F[ ] cap[ ] [ ]'. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892; not found in Catalogus (1843), with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 2.8.

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