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Beinecke MS 21(olim Z109.08) England, s. XIII^^2
Aristotle, Physica (fragment)
ff. 1r-2v //quies medium est quare si aliquis motus statu
occupetur neque unus est neque continuus repitur [corrected to
recipitur]...erunt alie quidem uio//[lente]
Physica, Book V (in Latin translation); Aristoteles Latinus, Pars
prior, p. 248, no. 27. Early printed text by M. Herbipolensis [Martin
Landsberg], Summi philosophorum principis Aristotelis libri octo de
phisico...(Leipzig, 1512), I iii verso-I vi recto.
Parchment, ff. 2 (central bifolium of a quire), 245 x 197 (160 x
92) mm. Written in 29 long lines; double vertical bounding lines full
length of page, with two pairs of additional rulings (to form columns
for marginal notes) in inner and outer margins; ruled in lead.
The text was written by a single scribe in gothic textura; the
interlinear and marginal notes and commentary at bottom of the folio
are in several less formal hands.
Paragraph marks in red or blue; running titles in same colors.
The bifolium was apparently removed from a binding for it bears
evidence of trimming, folding, rubbing, and pasting.
Written in England in the second half of 13th century; provenance
unknown, for there are no Beinecke library records concerning this
Bibliography: De Ricci, v. 1, p. 166, no. 21.
Barbara A. Shailor