Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1174 Brevis tractatus de meteoris
TitleBrevis tractatus de meteoris
- Guevetanus, Stephanus
- Labus, Jacobus
Other related names
- Venuti, Francisco, of Corbon, scribe
Call numberMs. Codex 1174
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4307036
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Two philosophical works by different authors, recorded by the same scribe. The first is a treatise on meteors; the second is a commentary on Aristotle's De anima. The opening of the first work suggests it was a supplement to other lectures on Aristotle's De generatione et corruptione. In this three-chapter work, the second and third chapters, although titled "Meteors which occur in water" and "Meteors which occur on earth," do not mention meteors. The water chapter covers the names of different-sized bodies of water, tides, and salinity. The earth chapter covers subterranean fires, earthquakes, metals, and fossils. The second work, on the soul, discusses the nature of the soul according to Aristotle's divisions into vegetative, sensitive, and intellective. Stain from a finding tab remains on f. 44.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from titles and authors of component works in preface (f. 1r).
WatermarkLater variations of Briquet Aigle 81 (1475), Tête humaine 15717 (1518); mark with similarities to Agneau pascal, though the lamb appears more like a mule, and the flag more like a flying dove.
Extent128 leaves : 189 x 133 (152 x 105) mm. bound to 192 x 144 mm
CollationPaper, 128; 1¹⁶(-1) 2-4¹⁶ 5¹⁴ 6-8¹⁶ 9⁴(-4); modern pencil foliation, upper right recto; catchwords, lower right verso.
BindingContemporary parchment, with leather laces near spine.
- Formerly owned by Francisco Venuti Corbonensi (ex libris note, inside upper cover).
- Soul--Early works to 1800
- Astronomy--Early works to 1800
- Physical sciences--Early works to 1800
- Lecture notes
- Manuscripts, Latin--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
Inside front cover
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