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Ms. Codex 273 - Alderotti, Taddeo, 1223-1295 - Liber ethicorum Aristotelis
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Author:
Alderotti, Taddeo, 1223-1295.
Title:
Liber ethicorum Aristotelis [manuscript].
Origin:
[Italy, before 1356]
Physical description:
71 leaves : parchment, col. ill. ; 213 x 142 (123 x 92) mm. bound to 218 x 145 mm.
Language(s):
Italian.
Summary:
Compendium of Aristotle's Ethics (both the Nicomachean and the Eudemian, or Great Ethics), followed by a list of the electors of the Holy Roman Empire (f. 66r).
Provenance:
Sold by Laurence Witten (New Haven, Conn.), 1959.
Subject:
Aristotle. Eudemian ethics Early works to 1800.
Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics Early works to 1800.
Aristotle Criticism and interpretation Early works to 1800.
Ethics - Early works to 1800.
Electors (Kurfürsten)
Holy Roman Empire - Kings and rulers.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Compendiums.
Translations.
Manuscripts, Italian - 14th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from closing rubric (f. 66r).
Heading on f. 1r: Comincia il libro primo dell'Etica da Aristotile nel quale tratta della felicitade.
Incipit: Ogne arte et ogne doctrina et ogne operatione et ogne electione ... (f. 1r).
Collation: Parchment, 71; 1, [i]², 1⁸( -1), 2-8⁸, 9⁶( -1); [ii, 1-69]; modern foliation, upper right recto. The first leaf is the front endleaf and is conjugate with the front pastedown. The back pastedown is numbered f. 70.
Layout: Written in 20 long lines; ruled in lead; prickings visible.
Script: Written in a large gotica cancelleresca script in a single hand, except for the first leaf, which was lost or mutilated at an early date and was replaced about 1450 by another leaf written in a rather rough hand (f. 1).
Decoration: 7-line decorated initial in red and blue (f. 1r); rubricated headings; red and blue used for highlights, initials.
Binding: Blind-stamped dark brown morocco, probably Florentine, ca. 1450 (perhaps contemporary with the replaced f. 1); gilt rondels and clasps missing.
Origin: Written in Italy, before the Golden Bull of 1356; after 1356 the electorships were held by different lay princes than those listed here (f. 66r; Witten).
Generally in good condition. Some stains and smudges on the leaves. Ink faded on some folios. Outer hinges of cover starting to crack.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 98 (Ms. Italian 31).
Not found in: Riley, Lyman W. "Aristotle Texts and Commentaries to 1700 in the University of Pennsylvania Library: A Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts." Part V. Library Chronicle 24 (1958), 84-103. Includes section: "Manuscripts (Catalogued by Norman P. Zacour)" (p. 94-98). The Zacour-Hirsch Catalogue (p. 98) says that this manuscript is listed in the Riley/Zacour Aristotle catalog as item number M2A. However, an examination of the Riley/Zacour Aristotle catalog turned up no such item number; nor was this manuscript found listed under any other item number.
Other Titles:
Comincia il libro primo dell'Etica da Aristotile nel quale tratta della felicitade.
Ogne arte et ogne doctrina et ogne operatione et ogne electione.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 273.
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 273

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Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Collection: Penn Collection
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Italian
Century: 14th century
Date: 1356
Genre: Codices
Genre: Compendiums
Genre: Manuscripts, Italian - 14th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Medieval
Genre: Manuscripts, Renaissance
Subject: Aristotle
Subject: Criticism and interpretation
Subject: Electors (Kurfürsten)
Subject: Ethics
Geography: Holy Roman Empire
Author: Alderotti, Taddeo, 1223-1295
Page material: Parchment