In libros magnorum moralium questiones selecte [manuscript].

[Genoa?, Italy, 1675?]
38 leaves : paper ; 205 x 150 (156 x 106-110) mm. bound to 209 x 157 mm.
Aristotle. Magna moralia -- Early works to 1800.
Aristotle -- Criticism and interpretation -- Early works to 1800.
Philosophy -- Early works to 1800.
Ethics -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Responses to 10 questions on happiness (beatitudo and felicitas), passions (passio), and prudence (prudentia) related to the Magna moralia, an epitome of Aristotelian ethical thought traditionally attributed to Aristotle.
Ms. codex.
Title from caption title (p. 1).
Pagination: Paper, i + 38 + i leaves; [i-xx], 1-30, [31-56 (30-56 blank)]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
Layout: Written in 28 long lines.
Script: Written in cursive script by a single hand, possibly Giovanni Battista Nigroni's, but probably not the same hand as LJS 208, also possibly Nigroni's.
Watermark: Includes a cross crosslet or budded cross enclosed in a circle topped with a crown (for example, f. 9-10 gutter)
Binding: Contemporary (late 17th-century) parchment, gilt-tooled, with floral centerpiece and initials G B N (matches binding of LJS 208, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania); sprinkled edges.
Origin: Written in Italy, possibly Genoa, circa 1675 (if produced in the same place and close to the time of LJS 208, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania).
Local notes:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Penn Provenance:
Formerly owned by Giovanni Battista Nigroni (binding with initials G B N).
Formerly owned by John D. Stanitz (Cleveland, Ohio), Ms. 40.
Acquired by Lawrence J. Schoenberg with other Stanitz manuscripts, Sept. 1997.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2013.
Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.
Cited in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 50 (LJS 209).
Cited as:
UPenn LJS 209.
Nigroni, Giovanni Battista, former owner.
Stanitz, John D., former owner.
Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner.
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