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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 763 - Aristotle - [Metaphysics]
[Metaphysics] [manuscript].
Metaphysics. Latin
[Germany, 14--]
Physical description:
185 leaves : paper ; 291 x 218 (187 x 119) mm. bound to 314 x 222 mm.
Translation of Aristotle's Metaphysics into Latin by Guilelmus of Moerbeke, with an anonymous commentary and an index to the Metaphysics.
Ms. codex.
Title and attribution of translator supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).
Incipit (f. 1r): Omnes homines natura scire desiderant. Signum autem est...
Incipit (f. 94r): Omnes homines natura scire desiderant. Nam quaelibet res ferente natura appetit perfectionem ...
Same commentary as UPenn Ms. Codex 764 (Zacour-Hirsch).
Foliation: Paper, 185; [1-185]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 31 long lines; ruled in lead.
Script: Written in a Gothic cursive script by a single hand, with marginal and interlinear annotations in a second hand.
Decoration: Rubricated headings, capitals, paragraph marks, and underlining; several manicules (for example, f. 62r, 63r, 54r).
Binding: Contemporary stamped half calf over wooden boards, with 2 ornamented clasps.
Origin: Written in Germany in the 15th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 763
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 763
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