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Ms. Codex 763 - Aristotle - [Metaphysics]
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Author:
Aristotle.
Title:
[Metaphysics] [manuscript].
Metaphysics. Latin
Origin:
[Germany, 14--]
Physical description:
185 leaves : paper ; 291 x 218 (187 x 119) mm. bound to 314 x 222 mm.
Language(s):
Latin.
Summary:
Translation of Aristotle's Metaphysics into Latin by Guilelmus of Moerbeke, with an anonymous commentary and an index to the Metaphysics.
Contents:
1. f.1r-93r: Metaphysics. -- 2. f.94r-180r: Commentary. -- 3. f.181r-185v: Index.
Provenance:
Sold by Karl Goldmann (Munich), 1952.
Related names:
William, of Moerbeke, ca. 1215-1286, translator.
Subject:
Metaphysics - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Manuscripts, Latin - 15th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Notes:
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).
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. 11 (Ms. Latin 49).
Riley, Lyman W. "Aristotle Texts and Commentaries to 1700 in the University of Pennsylvania Library. Part V." Library Chronicle 24 (1958), 86-98. This manuscript is listed in the section: "Manuscripts (Catalogued by Norman P. Zacour)," p. 94 (item M6).
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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Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Latin
Century: 15th century
Date: 1400
Genre: Codices
Genre: Manuscripts, Latin - 15th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Renaissance
Subject: Metaphysics
Author: Aristotle
Related names: William, of Moerbeke, ca. 1215-1286, translator
Page material: Paper