item TAK/3/3 - Metaphysica

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  • c.1300s (Creation)

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1 parchment leaf

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Leaf from copy of William Moerbeke's literal translation of Aristotle's 'Metaphysics.' First line 1r: sim(u)l huic soli in e(ss)e p(ri)mu(m) q(ui)d(em). First line 1v: cipiu(m) ut ad notius reduca.

Physical Description: Parchment heavily darkened with some rubbing and other damage on verso, minor staining on recto affecting the decorated initial, mounted on a matte board; single leaf in double columns ruled in pencil and a separate ruling for initials, a few small holes in blank space between columns and at the edge of the first column on the recto. Parchment dimensions 272 x 162 mm, total written space 220 x 137 mm, space between columns 16 mm, initial column 6 mm, text columns 57 mm, 30 lines per column. Written in a smooth, fluid early Gothic textualis with alternating red and blue paragraph marks and decorated red and blue initials, black ink, heavily abbreviated. Modern pencil note in lower right corner of 1r reading "13022 HLS."


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Catalogue description by Margaret Silvers, 2014.

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