Austria, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 113

Austria, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 113


Physical Description
  • Material: Parchment
  • Pages: 90 leaves
  • Leaves Format: not available
  • Dimensions: 270 x 180 mm

Detailed Description
  • Decoration:
    Little titles in red on the top of the pages. A lot of initials, 22 all in all, e.g. on ff. 1r , 3v , 6v , 10v , 12r or 55v . They are carefully done in chalky covering colors, decorated with white ornamental lines, located in squares of ultramarin with white ornamental lines. In the interior decorated with spiral petals with stylized three-part palmetto-like or broad notched leaves, contours are emphasized by white lines, while the shadows are made in darker nuances in the local color. Besides vermilion and pink, ultramarin blue, light brown, purple, yellow-brown and gray have been used.
  • Layout:
    The Text is set in 2 columns on ff. 30r .

    A column has 41 (sic!) lines there.

    On ff. 31r - 84r the Text is set in 1 columns. 30-31 lines to the column.
    De causis (ff. 85v- 88v ) is again set in 2 columns, while the commentary is written in the margins, also in 2 columns. Up to 60 lines of commentary, textus: 23 lines.
    The last two folios 89r- 90v are set in 6 columns, about 64 lines to the column.
  • Hand Description:
    A lot of hands worked on the manuscript, writing an Italian book-minuscule.
  • Binding Description:
    White parchment over cardboard, golden print. A red lable made of leather on the back, golden letters: "Aristotelis metaphysica."
  • Provenance:
    In the index of the library "Bibliothek der Burg" in Buda, made in 1686 by Julius Pflugk one can read, that this manuscript has been there and had the signature Cod. Ser. n. 370.
    The code came from Italy to Vienna in the first half of the 18th century.
    A stamp on f. 30v : "k.k. Hofbibliothek"
    Once this code was "Rec., 494".
  • Origin Date: End of 13th century, maybe 1279
  • Origin Place: Upper Italy leaves
Aristotle Metaphysica 1r - 30r
  • Incipit:
    Consiseratio quod difficile est in ueritate uno modo et facile, alio modo
  • Explicit: inpossibile est etiam ponere contrarium boni intellectus.
  • Note:
    New translation. A note at the end: "A° domini M. cc. lxxix. iiii. kal. apl." This version of the book holds extra-chapters in book 2 until chapter 10 and in book 12 until chapter 9 and a half. A stamp on f. 30v : "k.k. Hofbibliothek".
Aristotle De anima 31r - 55v
  • Note:
    The first book has a lot of annotations.
Aristotle De sensu et sensato 55v - 64v
Aristotle De memoria et reminiscentia 65r - 68r
Averroes Commentary on the Parva Naturalia (Compendium libri de memoria et reminiscentia) 65r - 68r
Aristotle De somno et vigilia 68r - 76r
Aristotle De longitudine et brevitate vitae 76v - 78v
Aristotle De differentia spiritus et animae 79r - 85r
  • Note:
    Translator: Hispalensis
Aristotle De causis 85v - 88v
  • Note:
    One can find the commentary around the text.
Anselm of Canterbury Prologus: Super libro qui dicitur Ymago Mundi 89r - 90v
  • Incipit:
    Incipit prologus cuiusdam docotoris clarissimi cidelicit Anselmi episcopi super liber, qui dicitur ymago mundi. Mundus dicitur, quia undique motus...
  • Explicit:
    ...Summa tota cix. xxx. xxij. Miliaria. Explicit liber de ymagine mundi. deo gracias. amen.
Averroes Commentary on the Parva Naturalia (Compendium libri de sompno et vigilia) 65r - 68r