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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.
Summary:
Translation of Aristotle's Metaphysics into Latin by Guilelmus of Moerbeke, with an anonymous commentary and an index to the Metaphysics.
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).
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