Huntington Library, HM 1035
|Produced:||Southern Italy, 13th century, 2nd half|
|Location:||Huntington Library, San Marino, California, USA|
|Binding:||16th century limp parchment|
|Script:||Minuscule book hand|
|Dimensions:||Height: 36.8 cm Width: 24 cm|
Aristotle, De animalibus. Translated from the Greek by Michael Scot, completed by 1220.
Incipit liber primus aristotilis de naturis animalium quem transtulit magister michael scotus de greco in latinum et habet in se x libros. Includes De naturis animalium, De partibus animalium and De generatione animalium.
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.
[Adapted from the Huntington Library catalog]
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