Questiones venerabilis m[a]g[ist]ri Ioha[n]nis versoris super octo libros Phisicoru[m] Arestotelis cu[m] textu eiusdem.

Versor, Johannes, -approximately 1485.
Other Title:
Quaestionibus venerabilis magistri Johannis Versoris super octo libros Physicorum Aristotelis cum textu eiusdem
[Cologne] : Impresse per me Henricum Quentel incolam ciuitatis inclite Coloniensis, Anno incarnationis Ihesu christi Millesimo quadrage[n]tesimo octuagesimonono [1489]
[124] leaves (the last leaf blank) ; 30 cm. (fol.)
noes rier emu- pire (C) 1489 (T)
Aristotle. Physics -- Early works to 1800.
Physics -- Early works to 1800.
Incunabula -- Germany -- Cologne -- 1489.
Wooden boards (Binding)
Chained bindings (Binding)
Manuscript waste (Binding)
Printed waste (Binding)
Place of Publication:
Germany Cologne.
The text of the Aristotle seems to be that of William of Moerbeke.
Imprint from colophon on leaf s9v, which reads: Questiones prelucide octo libroru[m] phisicorum Arestotelis edite a venerabili domino Johanne versoris accuratissime, correcte in alma vniuersitate Coloniensi in bursa magistri Cornelij de Dordraco ad co[m]munem scolarium vtilitatem sic finiuntur sub hac caracterum formula diligentissime impresse per me Henricum quentel incolam ciuitatis inclite Coloniensis. Anno incarnationis Ihesu christi Millesimo quadrage[n]tesimo octuagesimonono. Ad laudem & honorem dei totius[que] celestis aule.
Chancery folio, printed in double columns. Leaf a2r: 54 lines to a full column, plus headline; area of text: 201 (215) x 134 mm.; col. width: 64 mm. Initial spaces (one with guide letter); spaces for paragraph marks. With signatures; without foliation or catchwords.
Signatures: a-d⁸ e-f⁶ g⁸ h-m⁶ n⁸ o-r⁶ s¹⁰ (leaf s10 blank).
Leaves a2, a3, and a4 signed AI, aii, and aiii respectively.
Local notes:
Leaf size: 288 x 208 mm.
Penn Libraries copy largely without rubrication; a few capital strokes supplied in red on leaves q1v-q2r.
Penn Libraries copy has some early ms. notes and a few marginal marks in brown ink in text; early ms. manicule in brown ink on leaf b3r; early ms. calculations in brown ink on inside left board.
Penn Libraries copy has bookplate ("EX LIBRIS STARKENSTEIN") of Emil Starkenstein on inside left board; early ms. ownership inscription ("Conventus S. Michaëlis Ord: Pra[e]d[icatoru]m Olomuti[us][?]", the last word effaced) of the Dominican convent of St. Michael in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Penn Libraries copy bound in full contemporary blind-tooled calf over square-edge wooden boards; spine rebacked in early vellum; evidence of 2 fore-edge clasps; evidence of chaining; portion of a parchment leaf from a liturgical ms. written in dark ink in a Gothic bookhand with initials and capital strokes in red used as binder's waste; portion of early printed(?) leaf used as binder's waste.
Penn Libraries copy imperfect: leaf s10 (blank) wanting.
Penn Libraries copy: leaves occasionally dampstained; outer margin of leaf i8r stained with red ink covering a decorative ms. border; leaves n8 and o1 torn and mended in head margin; title leaf mended at fore-edge and tail margins; binding soiled and worn.
Title leaf reinforced at inner margin.
Penn Provenance:
Dominicans (Olomouc, Czech Republic) (former owner) (inscription)
Conventus S. Michaelis Ordinis Praedicatorum Olomutius (former owner) (inscription)
Starkenstein, Emil, 1884-1942 (bookplate)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
Goff V-259
Gw M50273
BSB-Ink. V-179
Hain *16042
Klebs 1031.1
Voulliéme, E. Buchdruck Kölns, 1224
ISTC iv00259000
William, of Moerbeke, approximately 1215-1286.
Quentell, Heinrich, -1501, printer.
Incunable Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Early Printed Binding Waste Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Aristotle. Physics. Latin.
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