Manuscript: HM 1035
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Huntington Library, HM 1035
(De animalibus)
 

Produced: Southern Italy, 13th century, 2nd half

Language: Latin

Author: Aristotle
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Binding: 16th century limp parchment
Media: Parchment
Script: Minuscule book hand

Folios: 98  Height: 36.8 cm   Width: 24 cm

Manuscript type: Single-author

Location: Huntington Library, San Marino, California, United States

Family: n/a

 



Source: Digital Scriptorium | Copyright 2004 Copyright 2004 Huntington Library | Folio 1r


 
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"Aristotle, De animalibus. De naturis animalium, De partibus animalium, De generatione animalium. Translated from the Greek by Michael Scot, completed by 1220.

ff. 1-98v: Incipit liber primus aristotilis de naturis animalium quem transtulit magister michael scotus de greco in latinum et habet in se x libros. Rubrica, Quedam partes corporum animalium dicuntur non composite et sunt partes que…attrahit partem spermatis et dimittit partem. [f. 46:] Incipit liber primus de partibus animalium. In translatione vero nova, In omni oppinione nobili et vili sunt duo modi dispositionum…per se et nos modo volumus incipere dicere de generatione animalium. [f. 69v, De generatione animalium libri V:] Etiam declaravi superius dispositionem membrorum animalium generaliter et specialiter…que accidunt non ex necessitate sed propter aliquid et propter causam finalem et propter causam moventem. Explicit liber aristotilis de naturis animalium. Sed intitulatus est et distinctus secundum novam translationem et sunt in hoc volumine 18 lib[ri, x] de hystoriis animalium, 3 de partibus animalium et v de generatione animalium, viius de progressu animalium hic deficit cum quo essent xix.

The parchment was prepared in the Italian manner. In addition to the 98 parchment leaves, the first and last leaf are of early modern paper. Columns of 52 lines, ruled in lead with single bounding lines and a set of double outer rules in all 4 margins. Opening historiated initial, 8-line, depicting a cleric showing a group of animals to monks and students; C-shaped border with biting animal heads and vines. 3 coats of arms in roundels in the lower border: 2 erased; one remains. Rubrics present for the Books only up to f. 46; thereafter both Book and chapter headings noted in the margins in a fifteenth century cursive hand.

Written in southern Italy for a member of the family of Charles I of Anjou, King of Sicily and Naples, 1266-85; the remaining coat of arms on f. 1 is of Anjou." - Huntington Library


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