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Metaphisica, De anima, & Meteorologia [manuscript].

Other Title:
Metaphisica, De anima, Meteorologia, Phisionomia
Publication:
[Italy, 16--]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
220 leaves : paper ; 115 x 70 mm. bound to 120 x 78 mm.
Subjects:
Aristotle. Meteorologica -- Early works to 1800.
Aristotle. Metaphysics -- Early works to 1800.
Aristotle. De anima -- Early works to 1800.
Aristotle -- Criticism and interpretation -- Early works to 1800.
Metaphysics -- Early works to 1800.
Soul -- Early works to 1800.
Psychology -- Early works to 1850.
Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.
Physiognomy -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Commentaries.
Diagrams.
Drawings.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
Latin.
Summary:
Collection of commentaries concerning Aristotle's Metaphysica, De anima, and Meteorologia, as well as the Physiognomonica, which is attributed to Aristotle.
Contents:
1. f.1r: Dedication.
2. f.4r-40r: Metaphisica.
3. f.44r-82v: De anima.
4. f.88r-155r: Meteorologia.
5. f.159r-219v: Phisionomia.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from title page (f. 3r); author's name has been written over.
Foliation: Paper, i + 220 + i; [1-220]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto; contemporary pagination for each work in upper outer corners, where p. 1-67 correspond to f. 7r-40r, p. 1-72 correspond to f. 47r-82v, p. 1-112 correspond to f. 99r-155r, and p. 1-66 correspond to f. 177r-219v.
Layout: Written in 14 long lines.
Script: Written in a cursive script.
Decoration: Title has border with birds and foliage (f. 3r); vignettes: full page pen-and-ink drawings of animals bearing banners decorated with crests bearing a grasshopper and three ears of wheat (f. 2r, 42r, 84r, 158r), full page pen-and-ink drawing of a pastoral scene (f. 43r), full page pen-and-ink drawings of astronomical and meteorological bodies (f. 85r-86v), full page pen-and-ink drawing of what may be a podium with skull and crossbones resting on top (f. 220r).
Binding: Cloth with gilt title on spine.
Origin: Written in Italy in the 17th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
Penn Provenance:
Signatures of Philippus Rosanus (f. 87v) and Joannes [Q?] Rosanus (f. 157v).
Dedicatory inscription, "Ad usum F. Bened. M. Stellati, in memoriam F. Casimiri Panza ipsi donatus in conventu S. Mariae super Taburnum die XVIII augusti 1730" (f. 1r).
"R. S." stamp inside lower cover.
Sold by Helmuth Domizlaff (Munich), 1962.
Cited 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. 40 (Ms. Latin 171).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1094
Contributor:
Rosanus, Philippus, former owner.
Rosanus, Joannes, former owner.
Stellati, Benedictus M., former owner.
OCLC:
184986613
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