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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 223 - Questiones logicales ... [etc.]
Title:
Questiones logicales ... [etc.] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Bavaria, ca. 1510]
Physical description:
206 leaves : paper, col. ill. ; 270 x 200 (204 x 115) mm. bound to 280 x 215 mm.
Summary:
Collection of Aristotelian works and other philosophical works, including works on logic; short tracts (some incomplete) on Aristotle's Categories, De interpretatione, and Posterior analytics; and several works on Aristotle's Physics (including commentaries by Antonius Carpentier on both the Physics and the introduction to the Physics by Jacques Lefèvre d'Etaples published in 1492), this last group (f. 148v-206r) being more decorated than the rest of the manuscript. The beginning of the Reportata in Logicam Aristotelis has a marginal commentary (f. 22r-29v); in the rest of the manuscript, headings and notes are written in the margins.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title for manuscript from rubric for first work (f. 1r).
Collation: Paper (nearly identical to Briquet 12511, 1509-1514), i + 206; 1⁸ 2⁸(-1) 3-4⁴ 5-7⁸ 8¹⁰ 9-14⁸ 15-16⁶ 17¹⁰(-1) 18⁶ 19-20⁸ 21⁴ 22⁸ 23-24¹² 25⁶(-1) 26¹⁰ 27⁸(-2); gatherings 5-16 signed b-h, j-n, lower right of first recto; [1-206]; modern foliation in pencil, upper (occasionally lower) right recto.
Layout: Written in 27-40 long lines; frame-ruled in faint red ink with double vertical bounding lines.
Script: Written in batârde script, probably in the hand of Theodoricus Ungelter (f. 153r).
Decoration: 5 philosophical diagrams in color washes (f. 148v, 153v, 157v, 159v, 162v-163r); 16 philosophical and geometrical tables and diagrams in brown and sometimes red ink (f. 63v, 66r, 75r, 75v, 78r, 78v, 89v, 90r, 116v, 141v, 202v, 203v-204r, 205r-206r); 9 decorated initials, 6 to 10 lines in height, in color washes (f. 149r, 154v, 158v, 163v, 170r, 172r, 173v, 177r (with faces), 178v); geometric lower borders or line-fillers of diamonds in color washes (f. 158r, 159r, 175v, 203r); some caption titles and colophons in alternating letters, words, or lines of red, yellow and blue (for example, f. 7v, 14r, 154r, 176r); rubrics, marginal notes and headings, and underlining in red throughout; sketch in ink of man (inside lower cover). Some spaces for initials and possibly diagrams left blank.
Binding: Contemporary blind-stamped calf, rebacked, with title label (Questiones logicales CXCIX) on upper cover.
Origin: Written in Bavaria, ca. 1510 (on the basis of the watermark).
Cite as:
LJS 223
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania LJS 223
 
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