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Bod-Inc: M-008

Magister, Johannes

Quaestiones super tota philosophia naturali.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page, where the author is given the name Johannes de Magistris.]

a2r Magister, Johannes: Quaestiones super tota philosophia naturali. Incipit: ‘[C]irca initium primi Libri Physicorum queritur primo vtrum corpus sub ratione . . .’ Explicit: constitit in humido et calido This edition contains ‘quaestiones' on the following works: Aristoteles, Physica, De caelo et mundo, De generatione et corruptione, Meteora, De anima, De sensu et sensato, De memoria et reminiscentia, De somno et vigilia, and De longitudine et brevitate vitae; see Lohr, 27 (1971), 259, no. 2.

[rum3v] [Author's colophon.]

[rum4r] ‘Tabula totius operis'.


Imprint: [Basel: Michael Wenssler, not after 25 May 1490]. 4°.


Collation: a–z [et]8 [con] [rum]6.

Illustrations: Woodcut diagrams.


ISTC: im00027000

Hain: H *10445;

Goff: Goff M‑27;


Proctor: Pr 7794;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑10; Sack, Freiburg, 2305; Victor Scholderer, ‘Michael Wenssler and his Press at Basel', in Fifty Essays in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-century Bibliography, ed. Dennis E. Rhodes (Amsterdam, 1966), 46-60, at 56; Sheppard 2358.

LCN: 14478055


Copy number: M-008(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [rum6].

Binding: Seventeenth-century English calf; bound for the Bodleian Library(?); lined with fragments from a printed sixteenth-century(?) Greek-Latin dictionary; with remains of ties. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the upper cover.

Size: 197 × 153 × 43 mm.

Size of leaf: 193 × 139 mm.

Cropped early English marginal annotations, including some brief summaries of the text, comments on the text, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands, also underlining in the text in both black and red ink, scribbles and drawings (a human face with its tongue sticking out in the inner margin of p1r). On a1r a list of the subjects discussed in each of the books on natural philosophy. On [rum3v] is a list in two sixteenth-century hands of payments by Alexander Cokke to John More.

Provenance: John More (sixteenth century); list of payments (see above). Alexander Cooke (sixteenth century). Thomas Rutt (1604-post 1624); name on the recto of the front endleaf. Henry Tookey (fl. 1629-1662), 1629; inscriptions on [rum5v]: ‘Tobiam(!) Swinburne Linc[o]l[niensis] testis est Henricum Tookeiu[m] verum solumque istius Magistri esse magistrum'; and, in red ink, ‘Henricus Tookie est magister huius magistri Joannis de Magistris 1629 Martii 6'. Other names in seventeenth-century(?) hands on f5v: Atkinson, Thompson, Sir Thomas Mounjoy; and on g3r: Williamson; on s2r: John Smith. Acquired by 1674: see Hyde, Catalogus (1674), I 421.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: D 2.4 Art.

SHELFMARK: B 2. 17 Linc.

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