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De pomo sive de morte

De pomo sive de morte

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Creator: Aristotle, pseud, creator
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Date: between 1450 and 1500
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Manuscript on paper (mutilated) of Ps.-Aristoteles, Tractatus de pomo sive de morte. Latin translation attributed to Manfred, son of Emperor Frederick II (1232-1266). Printed from c. 1472 onward. Incomplete. Copied by one hand in Gothica Semihybrida Libraria (Bastarda).
The mutilated manuscript was no doubt part of a larger unit. The spelling wltus (for vultus) points to Germany as origin of the little codex. After the explicit on f. 7v there is a 17th-century note written by a German hand.
The remaining folios and bifolios have in modern times been united by means of parchment stays, obscuring their original structure; ff. 3-4 and 5-6 are bifolios; text is missing between ff. 2 and 3 and 3 and 4.
Watermark: crowned fleur-de-lys over initials J.b., var. Briquet 7252?.
Red paragraph-marks and underlining. Heightening of majuscules in red. Red plain initials at the beginning of the prologue (5 lines) and at the beginning of the text (2 lines); small guide-letters.
Binding: Twentieth-century. Half parchment with corner pieces over pasteboard, the boards covered with grey paper. On the front cover a blank paper label. On the spine the handwritten title in red in modern Gothica Textualis Formata: De Pomo et Morte.
Cite as: Pseudo-Aristotle, Tractatus de Pomo Sive de Morte. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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ff. i + 6 + i : paper ; 210 x 145 mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
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Object ID: 9998966
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