[between 1300 and 1400]
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Script: Copied in a small, highly abbreviated Gothica Semitextualis Libraria with southern features.
Uneven lower edges. First and last page dampstained, with loss of some text.
Numerous alternately red and blue paragraph marks. Alternately red and blue 2-line flourished initials with penwork in the opposite colours; there are 3-line initials of the same type at the beginning of each book in art. 1 and at the opening of art. 4 (in the latter case a red letter with mauve penwork). A 4-line flourished initial in the same colours with develped penwork at the opening of art. 1, and space for a similar one has been reserved at the opening of art. 3. There is space and there are instructions for the rubricator in view of the adding of headings in art. 2, but these have not been executed. The headings of artt. 1 and 3 have been deleted or rubbed off.
Binding: ca. 1900. "Bound by Birdsall, Northampton" (blind-stamped inscription on the inside front cover): blond-tooled brown morocco over cardboard, spine with four raised bands. Gold-tooled title on spine in Gothic script: "Jacobus / Alexan/driae / Com-/pilatio / Metrice [sic] / distincta / Capitu-/lorum / MS. / xiv Cent."
MS 217 in the collection of Bernard M. Rosenthal, Berkeley, California. Purchased from him on the Edwin J. Beinecke Fund.
Manuscript on parchment containing 1) Iacobus de Blanchis de Alexandria OFM (Giacomo Bianchi, 1300-1350), Commentum in XII libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis. 2) Table of contents of art. 1. 3) Gonsalvus de Vallebona OFM (Gonsalvus Hispanus, c. 1255-1313), Conclusiones Metaphysicae Aristotelis. 4) Table of Contents of Aristoteles, Metaphysica.
ff. ii + 68 + ii : parchment ; 210 x 150 mm.
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