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Watermarks: unidentified bull's head.
Script: Written primarily (ff. 44-294) by a single person in a cramped running script, with many abbreviations and in a more elegant display script for some headings and colophon; several other writers are responsible for arts. 1-4.
Plain initials, headings, and paragraph marks, in red, for ff. 1r-29v. Spaces left for initials and rubrics on ff. 44r-294r.
Binding: Fifteenth century. Original sewing on three double, twisted, tawed thongs which are laced into wooden boards of unequal shape and thickness. Plain, wound endbands sewn on tawed cores are laced into the boards from the spine edge. The cover is adhered to the square spine and kermes pink placemarks to the fore-edge. One quarter covered in brown calf, blind-tooled with lines forming triangles, and very small flowers. One fastening, the catch on the upper board, the brown calf strap attached to the lower with a metal plate. Parchment labels at head of front board. Lower joint repaired, strap wanting.
Manuscript on paper (thick, rough) of passages drawn mainly from Aristotle on natural and moral philosophy, logic, music, metaphysics, physics, ethics, and politics. The main portion of the codex (ff. 44r-294r) was written in Cracow in 1422 by a student of Magister Paulus de Worczin.
ff. 295 : paper ; 217 x 150 (ca. 165 x 120) mm.
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