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Ms. Codex 253 - Alderotti, Taddeo, 1223-1295 - Liber ettichor[um] Aristottelis in vulgari
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 253 - Alderotti, Taddeo, 1223-1295 - Liber ettichor[um] Aristottelis in vulgari
Alderotti, Taddeo, 1223-1295.
Liber ettichor[um] Aristottelis in vulgari [manuscript].
[Italy], 1456.
Physical description:
61 leaves : paper ; 206 x 138 (132 x 100) mm. bound to 211 x 140 mm.
13th-century Italian compendium of Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics, copied in the Venetian dialect in the 15th century by Chabriello Paradixo, on the ship of his patron, Ser Giovanni Amatti (f. 1r-50r), followed by two brief sermons or meditations concerning penance (f. 51r-55v); a brief poem, Sonetto dize el libro, in which the book addresses the reader (possibly Amatti) (f. 55v); and a list of indulgences granted to pilgrims visiting consecrated places in the Holy Land, mainly churches (f. 56r-61v).
Ms. codex.
Title and name of scribe from colophon to the Aristotle text (f. 50r).
Incipit of Aristotle text: Ongni [sic] artti e ogni dottrina e ogni operattione e ogni ellettione pare adimandare alcuno bene ... (f. 2r).
Foliation: Paper, i (modern paper) + 61 + i (modern paper); [1-61], modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 20-25 long lines.
Script: Written in a 15th-century Venetian cursive script, possibly in the single hand of Chabriello Paradixo (f. 50r).
Decoration: 4-line illuminated initial (f. 2r).
Binding: Modern paste paper boards.
Origin: Written in Italy, 17 June 1456, on the ship of Ser Giovanni Amatti, patron of the scribe Chabriello Paradixo (colophon, f. 50r).
Leaves stained around the edges, possibly from water. Other stains and smudges. One wormhole.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 253
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 253
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