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Beinecke MS 268 Spain or Italy [?], s. XVI^^2
Herennius, Commentarius in Aristotelis Metaphysica (in Greek)
ff. 1r-144v[Greek] [sic]
A. Mai, ed., Classicorum auctorum e Vaticanis codicibus editorum tomus
IX (Rome, 1837) pp. 513-93.
Paper (watermarks for both flyleaves and text are in the gutter), ff. iii
(paper) + 144 + xxx (paper), 201 x 155 (136 x 91) mm. Written in 13 long
lines; no rulings or prickings visible.
I-XII^^12. Catchwords along lower edge of folio near gutter, on verso;
signatures (letters of the alphabet) in the center along lower edge, on
Written by Andreas Darmarius, who signed but did not date and place the
manuscript at the end of the text.
Modest headpiece and three small initials in red; some rubrics.
Binding: s. xviii. German, according to A. R. A. Hobson. Blue/green
edges. Tan sheepskin over wooden boards blind- and gold-tooled. Two brass
Written in Spain or Italy in the second half of the 16th century by Andreas
Darmarius; see colophon given above. For the scribe, see Vogel and
Gardthausen, pp. 16-27 with Beinecke MS 268 listed on p. 27; Canart, pp. 60-61;
Karpozilos, pp. 67-71 and no. 2; de Meyier, p. 264, no. 8.
Belonged to the Library of the Santa Iglesia del Pilar, Saragossa,
Spain (Graux and Martin, p. 200, no. 1826; Olivier, pp. 52-57). Purchased
from C. A. Stonehill with funds from the Jacob Ziskind Charitable Trust in 1957
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 48, no. 268.
Ziskind Catalogue, p. 46.
Barbara A. Shailor