Quatuor libri Aristotelis Stag[iritae] perip[athetici] principis De coelo [manuscript] / traditi a r[everendo] P[atre] Bernardo Helmlin secre consign[a]ti his chartis a F[ratre] Nivardo Kreulinger.

Helmlin, Bernardus.
[Switzerland?], 1635.
207 leaves : paper ; 196 x 155 (135 x 105) mm. bound to 203 x 166 mm.
Aristotle -- Criticism and interpretation -- Early works to 1800.
Aristotle. De caelo -- Early works to 1800.
Aristotle. De generatione et corruptione -- Early works to 1800.
Aristotle. Meteorologica -- Early works to 1800.
Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.
Meteorology -- Early works to 1800.
Lecture notes.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Member of a noble family of Lucerne, Switzerland, and probably a Jesuit (Maggs).
Two commentaries on Aristotelian texts by Bernardus Helmlin, written by Nivardo Kreulinger: De coelo, divided into De mundo, De natura coeli, De sideribus, and De elementis; and De generatione et corruptione, divided into De generatione subtiali, De alteratione, De quibusdam conditionibus actionibus, De qualitatibus elementorum, and De mixtione. Followed by a compendium on Aristotle's Meteorologica, compiled by Kreulinger.
1. f.1r-59v: Quatuor libri Aristotelis Stagiritae peripatheticis principis De Coelo / Bernardus Helmlin.
2. f.62r-140r: Commentarius in duos libros Aristotelis Stagiritae De generatione / Bernardus Helmlin.
3. f.145r-198v: Compendium meteoricum / Nivardus Kreulinger.
Ms. codex.
Title for manuscript from title for first work (f. i recto).
Pagination: Paper, iii + 207 leaves; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners, [ii], 1-79, 81-118, [vi], 1-11, 13-156, [xi], 1-106, [xvi]; [i, 1-206], modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. References in this record are to modern foliation.
Script: Written in an italic hand.
Decoration: Painted borders on title pages (f. i recto, 62r, 145r); painted 10-line initial with Jesuit monogram IHS at start of manuscript (f. 1r); 8- and 7-line initials with decorative penwork in black ink at start of Work 2 and Work 3 (f. 63r, 146r); ink drawing titled Orbis totalis lunae descriptio, showing the orbit and phases of the moon (f. 60r); astronomical drawing in ink showing the major circles of latitude, a meridian, and the directions (f. 182v).
Binding: Contemporary parchment, with blind-ruled covers, 2 pairs of linen ties, and titles and date on spine (Gaskell).
Origin: Probably written in Switzerland (Maggs) in 1635 (spine).
Penn Provenance:
Previously sold by Maggs Rare Books (London), 2008?
Sold by Roger Gaskell Rare Books (Warboys, England), 2008.
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1269
Kreulinger, Nivardus, scribe.
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