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LJS 493 - Aristotle - Manuscript leaf from Physics
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Author:
Aristotle.
Title:
Manuscript leaf from Physics, between 1150 and 1175.
Physics. Latin. Selections.
Physical description:
1 item (1 leaf) : parchment ; 290 x 216 (216 x 120) mm.
Language(s):
In Latin.
Summary:
Parchment leaf, slightly trimmed on the inner vertical edge and used in a binding, from a manuscript of the Translatio vetus of the Physics of Aristotle, a translation from Greek to Latin by Jacobus de Venetiis. The manuscript was written in France in the third quarter of the 12th century, in an early Gothic book script, in 30 long lines. The text on the leaf runs from the end of Book 6 into the beginning of Book 7 (6.10-7.1) and concerns motion and the relationship of the moved and the mover, with a 3-line initial in red marking the beginning of Book 7 on the recto and simple line diagrams on both sides of the leaf. 2 notes of commentary in a smaller contemporary hand in the lower margins of the verso.
Provenance:
Sold by Bernard Quaritch (London), Summer 2008, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
Related names:
Jacobus, de Venetiis, fl. 1136-1150, translator.
Subject:
Physics - Early works to 1800.
Physical sciences - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Fragments.
Manuscripts, Latin - 12th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Cite as:
LJS 493
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania LJS 493

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Collection: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: Yes
Notated: No
Language: Latin
Century: 12th century
Date: 1150
Genre: Fragments
Genre: Manuscripts, Latin - 12th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Medieval
Subject: Physical sciences
Subject: Physics
Author: Aristotle
Related names: Jacobus, de Venetiis, fl. 1136-1150, translator
Page material: Parchment