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Ms. Codex 962 - Commentarius in universam Aristotelis moralem
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Title:
Commentarius in universam Aristotelis moralem [manuscript].
Origin:
[France, after 1660]
Physical description:
354 leaves : paper ; 219 x 152 (174 x 118) mm. bound to 227 x 170 mm.
Summary:
Commentary on Aristotle's Nichomachean ethics, Oeconomica, and Politics, followed by a table of contents.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from caption title (f. 4r); earliest date based on the engraving of Marie-Therese as queen of France.
Pagination: Paper, i (contemporary paper) + 354 + i (contemporary paper); 1-137, 238-437, [iii], 461-490, 489-608, 607-630, 630-631, 631-734, 733-746, 748-749, 749-806; contemporary pagination in ink; [xiv, 1-694]; modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.
Script: Written in a cursive script by what appears to be a single hand.
Decoration: Empty full-page engraved historiated/vignette title frame of a large wreath (f. 1r); full-page engraved portraits of Louis XIV and Marie-Therese (f. 2v-3r) with historiated frames, crests, and short biographical texts. Outer margins of frames and bottom lines of text were lost in trimming.
Binding: Contemporary mottled calf, gilt ornamentation on spine.
Origin: Written in France after 1660.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 962
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 962
 
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