1. Fols. 1ra–49vb:
Rubric: [later rubric: Problema aristotilis]
Incipit: Felix qui poterit causas cognoscere rerum Felicitas autem siue beatitudo est summum bonum […] [fol. 1rb, the text] Qvare egritudines per superhabundanciam et defectum Respondeo primo propter distemperamentum
Explicit: 2o propter aperacionem pororum 3o propter purgacionem scabei etc. alleluia Explicit expliceat ludere scriptor eat Vltra posse viri non wlt deus vIla requiri
, Abbreviatio libri Problematum Aristotelis [secundum ordinem alphabeti] (Sharpe, no. 1902 [709–29, at 720]; Lohr, no. 35, Traditio 24 , 185), equivalent to the ‘summa causarum problematum aristotelis’ of BodL, MS Digby 206, fols. 96ra–129rb; and to Oriel College MS 28, fols. 58–93v (atelous); see further Lynn Thorndike, ‘Peter of Abano and Another Commentary on the Problems of Aristotle’, Bulletin of the History of Medicine 29 (1955), 517–23, for some further MSS with the same incipit.
2. Fols. 49vb–60ra:
Incipit: De primis igitur causis etc. In isto libro qui dicitur metherorum intitulatur aristoteles dat completam ordinationem tocius philosophie naturalis
Explicit: formam et naturam alicuius re tunc scimus principium motus eiusdem rei etc. Quoddam ||
, Expositio libri Meteororum
Lohr, no. 26, Traditio 24 (1968), 182 (Sharpe 717). Only six lines on fol. 60, the remainder blank, but fol. 60v bounded. At the head, a 9-line space for a rubric, unfilled; but the title, ‘Liber metheterorum’, added later (fol. 50, upper margin) and appears as a running title throughout. The text includes a series of diagrams, the space for one (fol. 56va) unfilled.
3. Fols. 61ra–119vb:
Rubric: [later rubric: liber de celo ⟨..⟩ Mundo]
Incipit: ⟨I⟩n hoc libro qui dicitur de celo et mundo sunt quedam communia scienda et postea est procedendum
Explicit: quam corpus resistens tunc corpus resistens diuiditur et fit motus deorsum etc alleluia
, Expositio libri De caelo et mundo
Lohr, no. 21 at 181 as above, this MS noted (Sharpe 716). Only three lines of text on fol. 119vb; fol. 120 is blank, but the recto is bounded and ruled and the verso bounded.
Secundo Folio: stomachum (fol. 2)
Extent: Fols. 120.
1–512 [fol. 60, a booklet boundary] | 6–1012. In the first booklet, two catchwords, under the inner column, but routinely matching letters (a–d) on the last versos and first rectos of quires to keep the text in order. In three quires, all leaves in the first half signed, variously: with roman numerals (quire 5), by the opening with letters (quire 2), and with both letters and roman numerals (quire 1). In the second booklet, boxed catchwords under the gutter columns; all leaves in the first half of each quire are signed with roman numerals.
In double columns, each column 193 × 60 mm. , with 13 mm between columns, in 46 lines to the column (some variation). No prickings; bounded and ruled in brown and black ink.
Written in anglicana, s. xv in. (more than one hand: recognizable bounds to stints at quire ends 36/37, 48/49, but there are others; item 3 by a single scribe). Punctuation by medial point and double virgula (perhaps unexecuted signals for a paraph).
Booklet 1: 3-line blue lombards on red flourishing at textual divisions; alternate blue and red paraphs to break up the text.
Booklet 2: 3-line spaces left for medial capitals with guide letters.
Origin: s. xv in. ; England