Manuscript of the translation by Jacobus Venetus of `Analytica Posteriora` by Aristotle, with contemporary and later gloss, placed on both sides of and below the text. Edit




  • 14th century. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    i (paper) + 36 + i (paper) folio.



  • Physical Description

    0.00 linear metresi (paper) + 36 + i (paper) folio.170.00 x 230.00 millimetres

  • Dimensions

    170.00 x 230.00 millimetres

  • Scope and Contents

    Subscription, folio 36 verso: `Explicit liber posteriorum sirnul cum tota nova logica`.

    Calligraphic initials in red and blue with elaborate scrollwork. Sentence and paragraph marks in red or blue. Marginal ink drawings of geometrical shapes (folios 19 verso, 20 recto), a dog (folio 28 verso) and a besieged castle (folio 29 recto).

    On the inside top cover is written `14/[ ] a/-`; on folio i verso in an 18th-century hand `Ce petit traite sur aristote Manuscript et [sic] de la fin du 14[?] siecle ou au commencent [sic] du 15[?] seicle [sic]`: on folio 36 verso are scribblings of no interest.

  • Arrangement

    Collation; 1-2¹⁰, 3¹², 4⁴. Catchwords in the lower right-hand margin parallel to the text. Pricking with a triangular awl in the outer margins, from last verso to first recto of the gathering. Ruling in ink. 1 column. 28 lines. Ruled area for text 115 x 60 millimetres (the gloss-area extends 37 millimetres to the left, 30 millimetres to the right, and 35 millimetres below). Secundo folio: `erunt [??]a ad id`.

  • Bibliography

    ‘Aristoteles Latinus’, iv.1, edited by L Minio-Paluello (1968).

  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Vellum. Bound in rough paper-covered boards.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

  • Custodial History

    The manuscript was acquired by the Advocates’ Library before circa 1815. Former pressmark: Rob.III.1.14.