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Bod-Inc: P-194

Petrus de Abano

Expositio Problematum Aristotelis cum textu.


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[*2r] [Table of contents.] ‘Tabula maxime proficua terminorum existentium in Problematibus Aristotelis . . .’

a2r Petrus de Abano: Expositio Problematum Aristotelis. Incipit: ‘[I]uxta sententiam Aristotelis secundo celi et mundi promptitudinem . . .’ Explicit: representat uel alterum, etc. See P‑193.

a2v [Aristoteles: Problemata.] Incipit: ‘Primum problema. [P]ropter quid magne superabundantie egritudinales . . .’ Explicit: est consumere humidum


Imprint: [Venice]: Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt, 25 Feb. 1482. Folio.

Remarks: The descriptions in BMC and HC omit the first unsigned gathering; BSB‑Ink and Polain omit the last two blank leaves.


Collation: [*4] a–z A–Q8.

Remarks: Collation as Sheppard.

Leaves: 316 leaves, 1, 5, 315-16 blank.


ISTC: ia01044400

Hain: HC *17;

Goff: Goff P‑437;

BMC: BMC V 303;

Proctor: Pr 4686;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑314; Polain 3073; Rhodes 1368; Sack, Freiburg, 2751; Sheppard 3749-50.

LCN: 14488505


Copy number: P-194(1)

Wanting gathering [*] and the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth-century blind-tooled reversed calf; two ties lost. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the tail of the upper cover. On both covers is a frame of triple fillets.

Size: 294 × 206 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 195 mm.

Provenance: Purchased in 1606 with money given by Dame Alice Owen; see Benefactors' Register I 145, ‘Pet. de Ebano in Problemata Arist. fo. Pad. 1482'; Macray 422.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: E 2.10 Art (James, Catalogus (1620), 173); G 1.11 Art (Fysher, Catalogus, I 2).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 3.14.

Copy number: P-194(2)

Wanting the blank leaves a1 and Q8.

Printed on large paper in 4o.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century half red morocco with marbled paper boards; yellow-edged leaves; turquoise pastedowns; gold-tooled spine; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 316 × 228 × 67 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 212 mm.

Marginal annotations and foliation numbers washed out; some underlining in the text in red crayon. On the recto of the front endleaf is a summary of Gel. 3. 13, written in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Purchased by Heber in 1819 for £5. 17. 6, according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue; note in Heber's hand on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Vienna 1819 (p. 42 n. 115) 13fl. 40.' Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 5 (1835), lot 521 (part), sold for £1. 5. 0. Purchased for £0. 12. 0, according to Books Purchased (1835), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 3.2.

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