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Topica

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Creator: Aristoteles, 384-322 B.C, creator
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Date: 14-- and ca. 1400
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Manuscript on paper in two parts. Part I: Aristoteles, Topica. First folio of De sophisticis elenchis inserted after f. 137. Written in Italy (?) in the 14th century. Many folios (1-32, 35, 111, 119, 120, 135, 136) replaced on sixteenth-century paper with a watermark similar to Briquet 2594. Part II: 1) Heraclius (attributed author), Brontologion (Rules for interpreting thunder). 2) Ezra the Prophet (attributed author), Prognosis (Weather prophecies). 3) Stories from the Old Testament. Written in Mistra (?), ca. 1400. At the end there are several notes recording births of the year 1407. On f. 202v there is a record (in Greek) of the death of the leader Theodoros on June 28; this may refer to Theodore Palaeologus, son of Emperor John Palaeologus V who died in 1407 at Mistra. The 2 parts of the book were probably bound together in Venice about 1500.
Note on back flyleaf Libro Grecho Datto del Sig. Proffesore Mezzofanti. Bibliotheca Nani. Library of Abate Celotti (Sotheby sale, 14 March 1825, lot 29 to Payne). Library of Sir Thomas Phillipps (MS 4203). Sotheby sale 28 November 1973. Purchased from H.P. Kraus, 21 January 1974 with funds from the E.J. Beinecke Trust.
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Binding: Eighteenth-century. Italian blind-tooled calf with unidentified arms in gilt on both covers.
Cataloged from microfilm by Albert Derolez.
Cite as: Aristoteles, Topica. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Manuscript on paper in two parts. Part I: Aristoteles, Topica. First folio of De sophisticis elenchis inserted after f. 137. Many folios replaced on 16th-century paper. Part II: 1) Heraclius (attributed author), Brontologion (Rules for interpreting thunder). 2) Ezra the Prophet (attributed author), Prognosis (Weather prophecies). 3) Stories from the Old Testament. The 2 parts of the book were probably bound together in Venice about 1500.
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ff. 202 : paper ; 215 x 143 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: 9998872
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