[Commentaries on De generatione et corruptione and Meteorologica] [manuscript].

Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280.
[Toulouse?, France, between 1275 and 1299]
104 leaves : parchment, col. ill. ; 301 x 223 (211 x 140) mm. bound to 330 x 244 mm.
Aristotle -- Criticism and interpretation -- Early works to 1800.
Aristotle. De generatione et corruptione -- Early works to 1800.
Aristotle. Meteorologica -- Early works to 1800.
Meteorology -- Early works to 1800.
Illuminations (visual works)
Manuscripts, Latin -- 13th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Commentaries on Aristotle's De generatione et corruptione and Meteorologica, by the Dominican friar Albertus Magnus. The second work is preceded by a table of contents listing chapter headings (f. 25r-26v). Medieval annotations in side margins.
1. f.1r-23v: Liber de generatione et corruptione / per fratrem Albertum Thotonicum de ordine fratrum praedicatorum.
2. f.25r-103r: Liber metheorarum / componitus per fratrem Albertum Theutonicum de ordine fratrum praedicatorum.
Ms. codex.
Title for manuscript supplied by cataloger; titles for component works from explicits (f. 23v, 103r).
Most leaves have damage at the upper edge and have been repaired with modern parchment.
Foliation: Parchment, 104 ; [1-104] ; modern foliation in pencil, right margin recto.
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 46-50 lines; ruled in lead with vertical bounding lines.
Script: Written in Gothic script.
Decoration: Historiated initial I showing a Dominican friar, probably meant to be Albertus Magnus (f. 27r); 2-line initials in red with blue flourishing throughout first work (f. 1r-23v); 2-line and 3-line initials alternating between red with blue flourishing and blue with red flourishing throughout second work (f. 25r-103r); occasional red or blue paragraph marks in second work (f. 28r-99r); rubrication and chapter numbers in side margins in red throughout; small sketch of face (f. 81r). The running headings with L[ibris] top center verso and a roman numeral for the book number top center recto, all in red, are only occasionally visible at the damaged upper edge of leaves.
Binding: Parchment spine and paper boards.
Origin: Written in southern France, possibly Toulouse, in the late 13th century.
Local notes:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Penn Provenance:
Formerly owned by Giuseppe Franchini (ownership stamp, Prof. Giuseppe Franchini, back flyleaf verso).
Sold at auction at Sotheby's, 6 July 2006, lot 56, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
Cited in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 19 (LJS 482).
Cited as:
Oversize LJS 482
Franchini, Giuseppe, former owner.
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