Gualteri Burlei super libros Ethycorum Aristotelis scriptum.

Burlaeus, Gualterus, 1275-1345?
Other Title:
Super libros Ethycorum Aristotelis scriptum feliciter incipit
Colophon title: Super decem libros Ethicorum expositiones
Goff title: Expositio in Aristotelis Ethica Nicomachea
Venetijs : Per Octauianum Scotu[m] Modoetiensem, Anno salutis. Mo.cccclxxxi. Sexto idus Maij ... [10 May 1481]
[234] leaves (the first and last leaves blanks) ; 31 cm. (fol.)
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Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics.
Ethics -- Early works to 1800.
Incunabula -- Italy -- Venice -- 1481.
Place of Publication:
Italy Venice.
Contains the text of Robert Grosseteste's translation of the Nicomachean Ethics.
Title from incipit of text on leaf a2r, which reads: Gualteri Burlei super libros Ethycorum Aristotelis scriptum feliciter incipit.
Imprint from colophon on leaf [rum]6v, which reads: Gualteri Burlei doctoris egregij super decem libros Ethico[rum] expositiones explicunt. Venetijs per Octauianum Scotu[m] Modoetiensem. Anno salutis. Mo.cccclxxxi. Sexto idus Maij Ioanne Mocenico Inclyto Venetiarum Duce.
Chancery folio, printed in double columns. Leaf a3r: 58 lines to a full column, plus headline; area of text: 215 (227) x 137 mm.; col. width: 65 mm. Initial spaces; spaces for paragraph marks. Printed initials. With signatures; without foliation or catchwords. Register on leaf [rum]7r.
Signatures: a-k⁸ l¹⁰ m-p⁸ N-Z⁸ [et]⁸ [con]⁸ [rum]⁸ (leaves a1 and [rum]8 blanks).
Leaf a2r, lines 31 reads: "Scientia moralis q[ue] est de acti-". GW records three variants. The first reads: "Sie[n]tia moralis q[ue] est d' act[i]oni-"; the second: "Sie[n]tia moralis q[ue] e[st] d' act[i]oni-"; and the third: "Scie[n]tia moralis q[ue] e[st] d' act[i]oni-".
Local notes:
Penn Libraries copy: leaf a2r, line 31 is variant which reads: "Scie[n]tia moralis q[ue] e[st] d' act[i]oni-".
Leaf size: 295 x 196 mm.
Penn Libraries copy: rubrication: ornamental 8-line capital in red, yellow and blue on leaf a2r; 3- to 6-line capitals in red or blue throughout; capital strokes in yellow on much of leaf a2r.
Penn Libraries copy has some early ms. notes in brown ink in text.
Penn Libraries copy has several largely illegible early ms. inscriptions in brown ink on leaf a1, including one partially illegible ms. ownership inscription ("Iste liber concessus fuit a [...] Pre[?] frate[?] Francisco de Tra[...] [pro]uinciae [...] min[...] mihi [...] [...]m[...] Augustino[?] [...]om[...]i de monelia q[...] p[...]s [...]o[...]"); partially illegible early ms. ownership inscription ("Iste liber [per]tinet ad [con]su[...?] R[everen]di. P[atris]. Fr[atr]is Ioh[ann]is d[...?] Sigest[...]o. v.G. co[...]aessu[...] La[...] Monelie.") in brown ink on leaf a1v.
Penn Libraries copy has bookseller's label ("WILLIAM SALLOCH Pines Bridge Road Ossining, N.Y. 10562") of William Salloch at foot of back pastedown.
Penn Libraries copy has bookseller's typescript description of this copy laid in.
Penn Libraries copy bound in modern full calf; three raised bands on spine; blind ruled spine panels; all edges stippled brown; partially illegible ms. inscription ("Varia[...]") in brown ink on head edge.
Penn Libraries copy: dampstaining to margins of some leaves; many small wormholes with insignificant loss of text; leaf a1r mended and reinforced at lower right and left corners, and at upper left corner; stain on upper portion of leaves b4v-b6r.
Penn Provenance:
William Salloch (Firm) (label)
Penn Chronology:
1481 (10 May)
Cited in:
Goff B-1300
BM 15th cent., V., p. 276 (IB.21170)
GW 5778
BSB-Ink. B-1004
Walsh, J.E. 15th cent. printed books, 1782
ISTC ib01300000
Grosseteste, Robert, 1175?-1253.
Scotto, Ottaviano, d. 1498, printer.
Incunable Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Early Venetian Imprint Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics. Latin
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