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ARISTOTELIS STAGIRITE PERIPATETICORUM PRINCI (1495-1496)

ARISTOTELIS STAGIRITE PERIPATETICORUM PRINCI (1495-1496)


ARISTOTELIS STAGIRITE PERIPATETICORUM PRINCI-//PIS DE PHYSICO AUDITU LIBER PRIMUS [ET] AUERROIS // CORDUBENSIS CO[M]MENTARIA. IMPENSA . OCTAUIANI SCOTI IN VENETIJS. 1495-1496.
Contemporary leather-backed wooden boards, leather and clasps restored, in a full period-style leather folding box with gilt-decorated raised bands. Some minor worming on about 70 leaves at front and rear, few leaves have minor darkening; mostly bright and clean copy, with early marginalia and ownership inscription from 1505. Decorative initial letters; woodcut capitals and many diagrams. A very good copy of what is sometimes called the third Latin edition of Aristotle’s Physics, intended to complement the same printer’s contemporary printing of the Organon. Only one institution in North America appears to have both the Organon and Physics of this edition, though not as a matched pair (since they were not issued as such). Until the appearance of Aldus, Greek Aristotle, November 1495- June 1498, this edition held sway as the best in Latin, with its standard commentaries of Averroës and others. BM 15th cent. V. 348 (IB.21097) Goff A-965. Hain 2190. [leaf, approbation and Prologus] a-o, p¹, q-t; u-z [et] [com] [rum] aa-gg; hh; ii-rr; ss-tt; vv10 xx-yy; [leaf, Registrum Chartarum]. Title from leaf 1 a. Contents: Physicorum. Liber primus de celo [et] mundo. De generatione aute[m] et corruptione. De anima. De sensu et sensato. De memoria et reminiscentia. De somno [et] vigilia. De causa longitudinis vite. Liber Averroes De substantia orbis. Metheororum. Registrum chartarum. Includes several colophons. First: Aristotelis stagarite philosopho[rum] monarche: //phisicorum opus: cum Auerroys Cordubensis // expositionibus feliciter explicit. Studio quoq[ue]: ac // Impensa Octauiani Scoti diligentissime [et] ca//stigatissime correctu[m]: [et] ex stercore [et] tenebris: in no//bilissimum [et] clarissimum locum deductum: Ve-//netijs i[m]pressum a[n]no salutis d[omin]i. M.cccc.xcv. die // vltimo septembris.--Cf. leaf 160 b. The second colophon (for De celo [et] mundo) is dated 28 November, 1495--Cf. leaf 262 a; and the third colophon (for De generatione et corruptione) is dated 5 December, 1495-- Cf. leaf 278 b. Final colophon: Summi philosophi Aristotelis Stagyrite // peripatheticorum principis: cum Auerroys cor-//dubensis expositionibus Metheororu[m] opus: cu[m] // noua traductione in quartum [et] vltimum predicti // voluminis feliciter explict. Impensa quoq[ue] ac di // ligentia Octauiani Scoti Venetijs impressum // fuit. Anno d[omin]i. M.cccc.lxxxxvj. die. xxij. Aprilis /// Laus Deo.--Cf. leaf [391] a (misnumbered 361)




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