Poland, Kraków, Biblioteka Jagiellońska, 507


Physical Description
  • Material: Parchment
  • Pages: 199 + IV leaves
  • Leaves Format: not available
  • Dimensions: 360 x 225 mm

Detailed Description
  • Foliation:
    The antefolios serve as ff. 1r- 1v .
    The foliation follows Zięba , who replaced the erroneous and incomplete foliation from the 19th century .
  • Collation:
    (1-4)^(5+5) (ff. 2r- 41v ), 5^(5+3) (ff. 42r- 49v ), (6-7)^(6+6) (ff. 50r- 73v ), 8^(3+3) (ff. 74r- 79v ), (9-12)^(5+5) (ff. 80r- 119v ), 13^(5+4) (ff. 120r- 128v ), 14^(1+1 (ff. 129r- 130v ), 15^(5+5) (ff. 131r- 140v ), (16-19)^(6+6) (ff. 141r- 188v ), 20^(6+5) (ff. 189r- 199v ).
    Up to f. 128v , the codex seems to be out of one piece.
    Two folios of fascicle 5 were apparently transferred to fascicle 14 (without loss of text).
    We have ornate reclaimers for fascicles 1-4, 6, 7, 9-19.
    No catchwords.
  • Condition Description:
    Some traces of repair work on the natural lacunae remain (fibre from sewing).
  • Decoration:
    We have initials, entwined with many lines, the larger ones in three colours. The minor initials have two colours, that is, red and blue. The running pages have majuscules in alternating red and blue. The ornaments of the codex were done in France. Within the incomplete initial on f. 1r , we have a winged serpent with human form, and the tree of knowledge is represented. On the folio, which had been glued to the outer binding (front), but now functions as an antefolio, we have some inexperienced delineations: two heads, a child and a picture of a man down to the breast, leading a horse. On f. 12v , we have a picture of a seated female and on f. 161r a picture of Aristotle , ornated with a long beard and holding a book in his hand. We have schemata and geometric delineations, corresponding to the text, cf.: "quadratura circuli" (f. 2v ) and schemata to illustrate time and motion (ff. 31v- 36r , 51v- 54r and 118r ). We have incomplete rubrication and notes from the scribe to the rubricator on f. 166v ("Physionomia"), f. 171v ("De motu cordis") and f. 173v ("De proprietate elementorum") in the margins.
  • Layout:
    Text is set in long lines.



    Ff. 49v , 79v and 128r have no script.
  • Hand Description:
    Text is written by two hands, from the end of the 13th century (ff. 2r- 49r and 80r- 140v ) and the beginning of the 14th century (ff. 50r- 79r and 141r- 199v ), respectively.
    The text of the De Substantia Orbis (f. 1r ) is written in another hand.
  • Binding Description:
    Wooden cover with leather. After the restauration (1932), some fragments of the old leather binding, which was ornated with five bosses, were taken away, as it was newly glued to the cover. The new back is joined on five places. Ante- and postfolio are out of new paper (ff. I and IV). Ff. II and III are out of parchment, and were formerly glued to the cover, but now function as ante- and postfolio, too.
  • Provenance:
    There is an illegible inscription on the front cover.
    The codex was made in a French monastery. On f. 1v one can see: "Philosophia naturalis data Collegio per magistrum Iohannem Wyllisch ", referring to Ioannnes Willisch de Cracovia , who got his "artium baccalarius" in Prague in 1401 . On postfolio III we have: "Iste liber obligatus est frater Iohanni Snewelino pro tribus libris ... fratribus de Grisaco"; and below that: "Fratris C. Edelini [?] una Biblia parva, qui cum ...", with added notes on expenses. On the same postfolio, we have a note, apparently referring to a bishop from Płock from the 15th century , indicating, that the codex was in Płock at that time: " Casimirus Dei gracia episcopus". On f. 128v , one can see: "Domini Andree de Florencia, qui moratur coram Simonem [?] ".
History
  • Origin Date: Around 1300
  • Origin Place: France leaves
Content
Averroes De Substantia Orbis 1r - 1r
  • Incipit:
    In hoc tractatu intendimus perscrutari de rebus ...

  • Explicit:
    ... Quia admodum enim ...

  • Note:
    This text is not mentioned in Lacombe , but can be found in Zięba . It is a fragment from the beginning of the 14th century , the hand is not identical with any of the other two main hands of the codex.

Aristotle Physica 2r - 49r
  • Incipit:
    Quoniam quidem intelligere et scire contingit ... arbitramur ...

  • Explicit:
    ... nullam habens magnitudinem. Deo gracias.

  • Note:
    The text has few interlinear and marginal glosses.

Aristotle De caelo 50r - 79r
  • Incipit:
    De natura sciencia fere plurima ...

  • Explicit:
    ... accidentibus determinatum sit nobis hoc modo. Alleluia. Explicit liber De celo et mundo Aristo[te]lis .

  • Note:
    The text has few interlinear and marginal glosses.

Aristotle De generatione et corruptione 80r - 96v
  • Incipit:
    De generacione autem et corrupcione ... quid utrumque et utrum existimandum sit eandem esse naturam ... Quicumque igitur ... multa enim dicit elementa ...

  • Explicit:
    ... ens talis, qualis contingit non esse.

  • Note:
    The text has few interlinear and marginal glosses.

Aristotle Meteorologica 97r - 127v
  • Incipit:
    De primis quidem igitur causis nature ...

  • Explicit:
    ... velud [hominem], planta [!] et alia talia. Deo gracias.

  • Note:
    The text has few interlinear and marginal glosses. The glosses follow the commentary of Albert the Great , books I - II being divided into chapters (which was only done in the 15th century ).

Aristotle De anima 129r - 146r
  • Incipit:
    Bonorum honorabilium notitiam opinantes ... aut secundum certitudinem ...

  • Explicit:
    ... autem habet quatenus significet aliquid alteri. Explicit tertius De anima.

  • Note:
    The text has few interlinear and marginal glosses.

Aristotle De sensu et sensato 146v - 152r
  • Incipit:
    Quoniam autem de anima secundum ipsam ...

  • Explicit:
    ... et reminiscencia et sompno. Explicit liber de sensu et sensato.

  • Note:
    The text has few interlinear and marginal glosses.

Aristotle De somno et vigilia 152v - 158v
  • Incipit:
    De sompno autem et vigilia considerandum ...

  • Explicit:
    ... que in sompnis est divinacione dictum est.

  • Note:
    The text has interlinear and marginal glosses.

Aristotle De longitudine et brevitate vitae 158v - 160r
  • Incipit:
    De eo autem, quod est hec quidem ...

  • Explicit:
    ... que de animalibus methodus.

Aristotle De iuventute et senectute 160r - 161v
  • Incipit:
    De iuventute autem et senectute et vita ... necessarium forte causas dicere ...

  • Explicit:
    ... racionem scientibus magis.

Aristotle De respiratione 161v - 165v
  • Incipit:
    De respiracione autem aliqui quidem pauci priorum Phisicorum ...

  • Explicit:
    ... tunc accidit mors.

  • Note:
    Zięba notes, that on ff. 162v- 165r , this text is wrongly identified as "De morte et vita".

Aristotle De vita et morte 165v - 166v
  • Incipit:
    Est quidem igitur omnibus animalibus commune generacio et mors, modi autem differunt ...

  • Explicit:
    ... huius speculacionis fere dictum est de omnibus.

  • Note:
    The text has few interlinear and marginal glosses. Lacombe does not mention this text.

Aristotle Physiognomonica 166v - 171v
  • Incipit:
    Quoniam et anime sequuntur corpora ...

  • Explicit:
    ... plurime superapparencia fit.

Thomas Aquinas De motu cordis 171v - 173v
  • Incipit:
    Quoniam omne, quod movetur ...

  • Explicit:
    ... ex quibus cor calefit et infrigidatur. Et hec De motu cordis dicta sufficiant.

Aristotle De causis proprietatum elementorum 173v - 180r
  • Incipit:
    Postquam premissus est sermo ...

  • Explicit:
    ... cuius voluimus declaracionem. Explicit liber De proprietate elementorum.

  • Note:
    The text has two marginal notes.

Aristotle De motu animalium 180r - 184r
  • Incipit:
    Incipit liber De motibus animalium. - De motu autem eo, qui animalium ...

  • Explicit:
    ... Reliquum autem de generacione est dicere. Explicit liber De motibus animalium.

Aristotle De bona fortuna 184r - 186r
  • Incipit:
    Incipit liber De bona fortuna [added by the glossator: acceptus vel translatus de secundo libro Magnorum moralium]. Habitum autem utique erit hiis dicere ...

  • Explicit:
    ... ex qua vocamus kalokagachyam et cetera. Explicit liber De bona fortuna secundum capitulum.

  • Note:
    The text has interlinear and marginal glosses.

Aristotle Epistola ad Alexandrum 186v - 187v
  • Incipit:
    Incipit liber De epistola Aristotelis ad Alexandrum . Aristoteles Alexandro breve [!] agere. - Misisti mihi, quod sepe sustinuisti multos ...

  • Explicit:
    ... secundum unamquamque speciem assumentes et cetera. Explicit De epistola Aristotelis ad Alexandrum .

Aristotle De pomo 187v - 192r
  • Incipit:
    [Prologue:] Incipit prologus in Librum de morte Aristotelis peripatetici, philosophorum principis gloriosissimi, hic incipit. - Cum vero homo creaturarum dignissima similitudo ...
    [Text:] Cum clausa esset via veritatis ...

  • Explicit:
    [Prologue, f. 188r :] ... sicut in libri serie continetur. Finito prologo incipit Liber de Morte Aristotilis .
    [Text:] ... et perfecti sicut tu es. Explicit Liber de morte Aristotelis sive de pomo.

Aristotle De causis 192r - 199v
  • Incipit:
    Incipit Liber de causis. - Omnis causa primaria est plus influens ...

  • Explicit:
    ... acquirere, non acquisitum sicut ostendimus. Conpletus est sermo de causis et textus et commentum. Amen.

  • Note:
    The text has interlinear and marginal glosses.