Manuscript on paper (mutilated) of Ps.-Aristoteles, Tractatus de pomo sive de morte. Latin translation attributed to Manfred, son of Emperor Frederick II (1232-1266). Printed from c. 1472 onward. Incomplete. Copied by one hand in Gothica Semihybrida Libraria (Bastarda). The mutilated manuscript was no doubt part of a larger unit. The spelling wltus (for vultus) points to Germany as origin of the little codex. After the explicit on f. 7v there is a 17th-century note written by a German hand. The remaining folios and bifolios have in modern times been united by means of parchment stays, obscuring their original structure; ff. 3-4 and 5-6 are bifolios; text is missing between ff. 2 and 3 and 3 and 4. Watermark: crowned fleur-de-lys over initials J.b., var. Briquet 7252?. Red paragraph-marks and underlining. Heightening of majuscules in red. Red plain initials at the beginning of the prologue (5 lines) and at the beginning of the text (2 lines); small guide-letters. Binding: Twentieth-century. Half parchment with corner pieces over pasteboard, the boards covered with grey paper. On the front cover a blank paper label. On the spine the handwritten title in red in modern Gothica Textualis Formata: De Pomo et Morte. Cite as: Pseudo-Aristotle, Tractatus de Pomo Sive de Morte. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Dialogues, Latin (Medieval and modern) Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven Philosophy, Medieval
King of Naples and Sicily, Manfred, ca. 1232-1266 pseud, Aristotle
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
Beinecke MS 701
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