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LJS 234 - Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280 - Liber phisicorum sive auditus phisici
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 234 - Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280 - Liber phisicorum sive auditus phisici
Author:
Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280.
Title:
Liber phisicorum sive auditus phisici [manuscript].
Physica
Origin:
[France, before 1349]
Physical description:
94 leaves : parchment ; 320 x 225 (242 x 170) mm. bound to 325 x 235 mm.
Summary:
Commentary on Aristotle's Physics, divided into 8 books. Occasional marginal notes.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from opening rubric (f. 1r).
Collation: Parchment, i + 94; 1-7¹² 8¹²(-2); 1-92, [93-94], early foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Catchwords, lower right last verso of gatherings 1-7, horizontal, framed in red ink.
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 71 lines; faintly ruled in lead.
Script: Written in Gothic script by 2 hands (f. 1r-84v, 85r-92v).
Decoration: Opening illuminated initial in gold, pink, blue, and yellow, with extensions forming a three-quarters border, somewhat damaged by flaking or rubbing (f. 1r); 6 3-line initials and 1 marginal initial, in pink, blue, and yellow, with extensions sometimes including blue dragons, marking the beginning of Books 2-8 (f. 13r, 24r, 33r, 50v, 57v with dragon, 69v, 75v with dragon); numerous initials in red with blue penwork or red with blue penwork; rubrication and paragraph marks in red. Occasional manicules (for example, f. 34v-35r, 72r)
Binding: Contemporary (14th-century) leather over boards, blind-tooled, with remnants of 2 pairs of clasps; worm damage. Marginal notes, especially in the lower margins, show signs of trimming.
Origin: Written in northern France, in the region historically known as Flanders, before 1349 (erased inscription recording purchase in 1349, inside upper cover).
Cite as:
LJS 234
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania LJS 234
 
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