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Bod-Inc: P-069

Paulus Venetus

Summa Naturalium.


Analysis of Content

a2r Paulus Venetus: Summa Naturalium. ‘Sumule naturalium magistri Pauli Veneti ordinis heremitarum sancti Augustini physicorum liber incipit.’ [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘[P]lurimorum astrictus precibus quorum mee pridem introductionis eloquium . . .’ See P‑068.

a2r Paulus Venetus: [Summa Naturalium.] ‘Liber Physicorum'. Incipit: ‘[S]eruando igitur ordinem quem nunc seruare promisi . . .’

c7v Paulus Venetus: [Summa Naturalium.] ‘[Liber] de celo et mundo'. Incipit: ‘[F]inita prima parte de motu in qua agitur . . .’

e5v Paulus Venetus: [Summa Naturalium.] ‘Sumule de generatione et corruptione'. Incipit: ‘[T]ractaturus de generatione et corruptione elementorum . . .’

g5r Paulus Venetus: [Summa Naturalium.] ‘Liber Methaurorum'. Incipit: ‘[N]ecesse est hunc mundum inferiorem esse . . .’

k2v Paulus Venetus: [Summa Naturalium.] ‘[Liber] de anima'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam scientia de anima est de numero bonorum honorabilium . . .’

o5v Paulus Venetus: [Summa Naturalium.] ‘[Liber] metaphisice'. Incipit: ‘[N]aturalium pars ultima difficultates metaphisicas . . .’


Imprint: Milan: Christophorus Valdarfer, 17 July 1476. Folio.

Remarks: BMC describes a variant setting in gatherings a–c.


Collation: a12 b c10 d8 e10 f–t8 v6.


ISTC: ip00211000

Hain: H *12516;

Goff: Goff P‑211;

BMC: BMC VI 726;

Proctor: Pr 5880;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑103; CIBN P‑83; Sheppard 4888.

LCN: 14465964


Copy number: P-069(1)

Bound with A‑098; see there for details of binding and later provenance.

Size of leaf: 275 × 178 mm.

Wanting the last gathering, v, of six leaves containing the table; also the blank leaf a1. Signatures cropped.

Marginal notes, extracting key words, structuring and commenting on the text, and pointing hands in a number of English humanist hands.

Provenance: Francis Valentine (fl. c.1593); on t8v: ‘Franciscus Valentine'. Ralph Lawson (fl. c.1600); ‘Raph Lawsun'. Francis Ewbank (fl. 1612); ‘Frauncis Ewbanke'; names in blue ink on e3v.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 4.41(3).

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