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Versor, Johannes

Quaestiones super libros Metaphysicae Aristotelis (cum textu).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Questiones magistri Johannis Versoris super metaphisicam Arestotelis cum textu eiusdem'.

a2r Versor, Johannes: Quaestiones super libros Metaphysicae Aristotelis. Incipit: ‘[C]irca initium primi libri metaphisice Arestotelis queritur primo utrum ista scientia (que metaphisica dicitur) . . .’ See Lohr (1971), 290-9, no. 3.

a3r Aristoteles: Metaphysica. Incipit: ‘[O]mnes homines natura scire desiderant. Signum autem est sensuum dilectio . . .’ See A‑386.

v5v [Table of contents.] ‘Registrum continens questiones et dubitationes'.


Imprint: [Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 1494]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by D. E. Rhodes, ‘Two Fifteenth-Century Editions of Johannes Versor', Gb Jb (1970), 93-6, repr. in Dennis E. Rhodes, Studies in Early European Printing and Book Collecting (London, 1983), 155-8, at 157-8; BSB‑Ink dates [not after 1 Nov. 1494]. Sheppard dates [1489-1494].


Collation: a–i6 k4 l–v6.

Remarks: Leaf a2 signed a1, etc.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: iv00258000

Hain: HC *16051;

Goff: Goff V‑258;

BMC: BMC I 280;

Proctor: Pr 1389;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑176; Rhodes 1804; Sack, Freiburg, 3658; Sheppard 1006; Voulliéme, Köln, 1218.

LCN: 14696348


Copy number: V-124(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century quarter parchment over sprinkled paper. Manuscript title and imprint information at the head of the spine. Red-edged leaves. Identical binding to V‑122.

Size: 295 × 216 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 287 × 202 mm.

Some marginal notes throughout, mainly providing corrections to and structuring the text, extracting key words, in an early German hand, in brown and occasionally red ink. Also a few pointing hands.

Initials are supplied in red, sometimes with reserved white decoration; paragraph marks and capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Purchased from M. Spirgatis, Catalogue 19, no. 84, on 17 Jan. 1894, for 4 Marks; see Library Bills.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. G3.1491.2.

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