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Bod-Inc: J-113

Johannes Canonicus

Quaestiones in Physica Aristotelis (ed. Franciscus de Montefeltro?).


Analysis of Content

ar [Title-page.] ‘Quaestiones Johannis Canonici super octo libros Physicorum.’

a2r [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘  “[V]enite ad me omnes qui laboratis et a generationibus meis adimplebo vos”. Ecclesistici. c. 3. [Sir 24,26.] Quot et quantos fructus scientiarum notitia et cognitio . . .’

a2r Johannes Canonicus: Quaestiones in Physica Aristotelis. Edited by Franciscus de Montefeltro, according to the colophon. Incipit: ‘[Q]ueritur igitur primo. Utrum substantia finita in suo conceptu comuni . . .’ See J‑111.

l5v [Colophon.]

l6r [Table of contents.] Stating: ‘ . . . per philosophie lectorem scientie Nicholai de Venetiis fratrem Franciscum Montis Feretri summa cura castigatis . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 7 Feb. 1492/3. Folio.


Collation: a–k6 l8.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ij00266000

Hain: CR 1432;

Goff: Goff J‑266;

BMC: BMC V 441;

Proctor: Pr 5032;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑337; Rhodes 1009; Sheppard 4198.

LCN: 14496866


Copy number: J-113(1)

Bound with:
1. Andreas Alexander, Mathemalogium . . . [Leipzig], 1504;
2. Avicenna, Opera. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, 1508;
4. Johannes Duns Scotus, Commentaria . . . in xii libros metaphysice Aristotelis . . . Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, 1501;
5. Antonio Trombetta, Auree Scotistorum formalitatum lucubrationes. [Venice: n. pr., n. d.];
6. Johannes Duns Scotus, Insigne formalitatum opus, ed. Antonio Trombeta and others, Venice: [n. pr.], 1514.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf for the Bodleian, with red-edged leaves. ‘17' across the fore-edge of items 1-2; ‘16' across the fore-edge of items 3-6. ‘13' in white at the head of the spine.

Size: 323 × 222 × 66 mm.

Size of leaf: 315 × 214 mm.

Marginal notes, extracting key words and commenting on the text, in a number of sixteenth-century humanist hands, also found in items 4-6. James Mallett († 1543) and Richard Sparkford († by June 1560) were the owners of item 1 and 2; inscription on A1r of item 1: ‘Liber Ricardum Sparcheford', ‘Liber M. Jacobi Maleti'. These two items were not bound with items 3-6 until the nineteenth century.

Provenance: [ ] Sutton(?) (fl. 1514); inscription on a1r: ‘These present boke presented by me John Hollen[d] [ ]al [ ] Syttonus of the town of London the year of our Lord A thousand five hundred xiv and the sixth of our Lord Henry viii.' On the title-page of item 4: ‘In most humble wyse sheweth and complayneth unto your honorable Lorship yours dayly oratour and true bedeman John Smith'. Acquired by 1605; see James, Catalogus (1605), 302.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: C 6.10 Art (Catalogus (1605)); C 8.16 Art; Auct. 2Q 2.15.

SHELFMARK: L 1.13(3) Jur.

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