Switzerland, Basel, Universit├Ątsbibliothek, F. III. 18

Miscellany

Physical Description
  • Material: Parchment
  • Pages: not available
  • Leaves Format: not available
  • Dimensions: 231 x 161 mm

Detailed Description
  • Collation:
    The codex contains two parts with five layers.
    The first part has four quaternions comprising ff. 1r- 8v , 9r- 16v , 17r- 24v and 25r- 31v .
    The second part has one quinion comprising ff. 32r- 41v and a single leaf f. 42r- 42v .
    Collation according to Steinmann : 1^a + 3 VI^24 + (IV-1)^31 + (V+1)^42 + 1^b.
    Catchwords to ff. 16v , 24v and in the second part (ff. 32r- 42v ).
  • Condition Description:
    One half of ff. 30r- 30v is cut off.
    After f. 31v , one leaf is ripped out. It seems, that this leaf was not signed out, there is no discontinuity in the foliation given in Sturlese .
  • Decoration:
    There are no titles on top of the pages. The initials are in red and blue on ff. 1r- 30v and 32r- 42v . According to Lacombe , in ff. 7r- 31v they are just in minium. Red rubrics to the page in ff. 1r , 7r- 30r and 32r- 42v . In ff. 7r- 30r apparently also in blue, if Sturlese is not mistaken.
  • Layout:
    Text is set in long lines in ff. 1r - 6v . The written area is 175 mm x 120 mm and designated by ink lines. Horizontal lining is missing.

    Text is set in two columns in ff. 7r - 30r . According to Lacombe this is valid up to f. 31v . The written area is 185 mm x 130 mm, the columns are designated by ink lines. Horizontal lining is missing.

    Text is set in long lines in ff. 32r - 42v . The written area is 180/190 mm x 130 mm and designated by ink lines.

    30/38 lines to the page in ff. 1r- 6v .
    41/47 lines to the page in ff. 7r- 30r .
    48/52 lines to the page in ff. 32r- 42v .

    Apparently, ff. 30v- 31v were originally empty and have been filled in by the third hand.
  • Hand Description:
    First hand ( end of the 14th century ): ff. 1r- 6v .
    Second hand ( end of the 14th century ): ff. 7r- 30r .
    Third hand ( end of the 14th century ): ff. 30v- 31v .
    Fourth hand: title on f. 9r .
    Fifth hand: erased ownership remark.
    Sixth hand ( end of the 14th century ): ff. 32r- 42v . This is the text of the Middle Commentary on De Generatione et Corruptione. According to Lacombe , it is written in a cursiva and abbreviated, most difficult to read, apparently by an English or German hand.
  • Binding Description:
    The codex is bound in wood with brown leather, the back has been renewed.
  • Provenance:
    On f. 1r at the bottom we can find a stamp: "BIBL. PUBL. BASILEENSIS".
    On f. 29v at the bottom we can see: "Iste liber est fratris (Henrici Echerbein ordinis) predicatorum domus Argentinensis".
    On f. 30r at the bottom we can see: "(Iste liber est)" and "(Iste liber est fratris Henrici)".
    On f. 30v we can see: "Iste liber est fratris Henrici ... ordinis Predicatorum Domus Argen[toratensis]". This reference is the only one to be found in Lacombe , it is not given in Sturlese .
    According to Sturlese , the codex is probably from Strasbourg and went to the library of the Dominican convent in Basel in the 15th century . After the secularisation in 1525 , it went to the library of the University of Basel in 1559 , where it acquired its current signature.
History
  • Origin Date: End of the 14th century
  • Origin Place: not available
Content
Averroes De Substantia Orbis 1r - 6v
  • Incipit:
    In hoc tractatu intendimus perscrutari de rebus ex quibus componitur corpus celeste ...

  • Explicit:
    ... et scias quod hec questio est valde bona et sic Explicit.

John of Paris Tractatus De Complexionibus 7r - 8v
  • Incipit:
    Complexionum variatio sequitur varietatem suarum causarum ...

  • Explicit:
    ... diligens inquisitor concipiet iudicando. Explicit tractatus de complexionibus.

Dietrich of Freiberg Tractatus De Origine Rerum Predicabilium 9r - 23v
  • Incipit:
    Sicut dicit Philosophus in suis Elenchis, ignoratis communibus ...

  • Explicit:
    ... rerum predicamentalium saltem per modum inquisitionis dicta sufficiant. Explicit tractatus de origine rerum predicamentalium magistri Theodorici fratris de ordine predicatorum.

Anonymous Tractatus De Natura Accidentis 24r - 25v
  • Incipit:
    In primis considerandum est de natura accidentium

  • Note:
    Sturlese additionally gives the title "Epitome tractatus De accidentibus Theodorici de Vriberch ".

Thomas Aquinas De Sortibus 26r - 30r
  • Incipit:
    Postulavit a me vestra dilectio quid de sortibus ...

  • Explicit:
    ... vanitas. Intantum igitur nunc de sortibus dictum sit. Explicit tractatus de sortibus.

Anonymous Short remark to De Praedicamentis 30v - 30v
  • Incipit:
    Nota, quod predicamentum duobus modis dicitur ...

  • Explicit:
    ... in ipsa linea predicamentali, ut substantia.

  • Note:
    This is not listed in Lacombe .

Anonymous Four verses 31r - 31r
  • Incipit:
    O rubens rosa, mater Dei speciosa ...

  • Explicit:
    ... cum loqui deficiam ne despiciam animam meam.

  • Note:
    This is not listed in Lacombe .

Anonymous Sermo De Circumcisione Domini 31v - 31v
  • Incipit:
    Nomen eius Ihesus. Verba prothemate preasumta sunt scripta ...

  • Explicit:
    ... qui sum et iterum proprie nomen nati Ihesu.

  • Note:
    This is not listed in Lacombe .

Averroes Middle Commentary on De Generatione et Corruptione 32r - 42v
  • Incipit:
    Intentio nostra in hoc libro et quod oportet ...

  • Explicit:
    ... fecerint alios manifestum est primi numero a precedentibus etc. Deo gratias etc. Expliciunt dicta Averruis commentatoris super libro de generatione et corruptione.

  • Note:
    The Aristotelian text is only written in lemmata.