Switzerland, Basel, Universit├Ątsbibliothek, F. IV. 23

Miscellany

Physical Description
  • Material: Parchment
  • Pages: 103 leaves
  • Leaves Format: not available
  • Dimensions: 203 x 150 mm

Detailed Description
  • Collation:
    I^2 + V^12 + IV^20 + (IV+2)^29a + IV^37 + III^43 + IV^51 + (III-1)^56 + VI^68 + IV^77 + (V-2)^85 + 2 IV^101 + I^103.
  • Decoration:
    Titles are written on top of the pages in minium. The initials are variously coloured in red and blue.
  • Layout:
    Text is set in long lines.

    42-46 lines to the page.
  • Hand Description:
    Text is written by multiple hands.
  • Provenance:
    On the cover, the manuscript is attributed to the magister Johannes Siber de Wangen . It was bequeathed to the University of Basel.
History
  • Origin Date: 13th century
  • Origin Place: not available
Content
Averroes De Substantia Orbis 1r - 2v
  • Incipit:
    IN hoc tractatu intentius perscrutatur de rebus ex quibus componitur corpus celeste...

  • Explicit:
    ... nisi quia caret agente mit. Et scias quia hec questio est valde bonda, hec sunt scripta de libro av. de substancia orbis.

Aristotle De generatione et corruptione 3r - 20r
  • Incipit:
    *)liber de generatione et corruptione(* De generatione vero et corruptione ...

  • Explicit:
    ...non esse corruptibilis. *)Explicit liber De Generatione Et corruptione(*.

Aristotle De memoria et reminiscentia 21r - 21r
  • Incipit:
    et non uolentibus accidere ...

  • Explicit:
    ... et propter quas causas dictum est. *)Expletum est de anima(*.

  • Note:
    Only the end of the text is given.

Aristotle De sensu et sensato 21r - 29v
  • Incipit:
    *)Incipit liber de sensu et sensato(* QVoniam autem de anima secundum ipsam determinatum est ...

  • Explicit:
    secundum unumquodque instrumentum dictum est. *)Explicit liber de sensibus et sensibilibus*(.

Anonymous Glossae ad De Memoria et De Iuventute 29v - 29v
  • Incipit:
    'De memoria autem etc.' vt frequenter memorabiliores qui tardi. Reminiscibiliores qui ueloces et bene discentes. Memorari est facti ...
    De iuuentute autem et senectute.. per sentire autem animal aliud non animal determinamus. Homini quidem propter rectitudinem ...

  • Explicit:
    ... et apponit aquam ad radicum infractionem.

  • Note:
    The De Iuventute glosses refer to the new translation of the text.

Aristotle De causis 30r - 35v
  • Incipit:
    *)liber de causis(* Omnis causa primaria plus est influens ...

  • Explicit:
    ... non acquisitum sicut ostendimus. Completus est sermo.

Aristotle De somno et vigilia 35v - 41r
  • Incipit:
    *)Incipit liber de sompno et vigilia(* De sompno et uvigilia quid sit ...

  • Explicit:
    ... dictum est.

  • Note:
    In the margins on ff. 35v and 40r , we have longer excerpts of the commentary of Albert the Great .

Aristotle De longitudine et brevitate vitae 41r - 42v
  • Incipit:
    *)Incipit liber de causa longitudinis et breuitatis uite animalium(* DE eodem autem quod est esse alia quidem longe uite animalium alia uero breuis uite ...

  • Explicit:
    ... sic est longioris vite(*.

  • Note:
    Explicit in parts erased.

Aristotle De morte 41r - 42v
  • Incipit:
    Est quidem igitur omnibus animalibus ...

  • Explicit:
    ... dictum est de omnibus. *)Explicit liber de morte et vita(*.

  • Note:
    This is the new translation by Guilelmus de Moerbeke . The text is given in the margins.

Qusta Ibn Luqa De differentia spiritus et animae 42v - 46v
  • Incipit:
    *)Incipit liber de differencia spiritus et anime(* IN nomine dei et auxilio eius incipit liber de differentia spiritus et anime quem constabulis edidit et Iohannes hispanensis ex arabico in latinum transtulit R. talecano (recte: R[aimundo] Toletano) archidiacono transtulit. Interrogasti me, honoret de deus, de differencia ...

  • Explicit:
    alicuius rei que precessit et eius spiritus (recte: tempus) prolongatum.

  • Note:
    Anonymously reviewed, translated by Johannes Hispalensis .

Aristotle De plantis 46v - 56v
  • Incipit:
    Tria ut ait empedocles in tota rerum uarietate ...
    *)liber aristotilis de uegetabilibus translatus de arabico in latinum a magistro aluredo (* Vlta in animalibus et plantis inuenta ...

  • Explicit:
    ... sic attentius si libet respicias.
    ... et erit fructus amarus. *)Explicit de vegetabilibus(*.

  • Note:
    First part of the text on f. 46v , second part on ff. 47r- 56v . The prologue was added in the 14th century .

Aristotle De caelo 57r - 101v
  • Incipit:
    Svmma cognicionis nature et sciencie ...

  • Explicit:
    ... super intentionem nostram in eo.

  • Note:
    Translated by Gerardus Cremonensis .

Aristotle De caelo 57r - 101r
  • Incipit:
    *)Liber de celo et mundo Aristotelis de Noua trans[latione](* DE natura scientia plurima fere uidetur ...

  • Explicit:
    ... que natura fiunt (cod.: sunt) etc.

  • Note:
    This is the new translation by Guilelmus de Moerbeke , the text is given in the margins.

Aristotle De causis proprietatum elementorum 102r - 103v
  • Incipit:
    Impossibile est moueri nullo quiescente ...
    *)Excerpta de libro de proprietatibus elementorum(* Quidam dixerunt ignem non esse elementum ...

  • Explicit:
    ... nec tantam aut talem. *)Explicit excerptum de libro de motibus animalium Aristotelis (*.
    ... vel iustitia puniens vel ...

  • Note:
    In excerpts. First part of the text on f. 102r , second part on ff. 102v- 103v . Steinmann gives this text as ps.- Aristotelian . The first part is not from Albert the Great .