Quaestiones on Aristotle, Physics
Here anon. and without title. An 18th cent. hand has written on fol.1 ‘Rogeri Baconis Commentaria’. Bk.II beg. fol.62v, III fol.87, IV fol.121, V fol.151, VI fol.161v, VII fol.174, VIII fol.186v. Breaks off incomplete in VIII q.8. For manuscripts and editions see Faral, Archives 15 (1946), 7–16.
Incipit: Circa phisicorum queritur primo utrum scientia naturalis sit scientia de omnibus rebus
Support: Paper. Watermarks: snake, cf. Briquet 12106 [sic]; letter P with cross, cf. Briquet 8462, 8465, 8467; dog, cf. Briquet 3607–8; steer's head, closest to Briquet 14223, 14228, 14232; anchor, cf. Briquet 350–1; unicorn, not close to types in Briquet.
ii + 196 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 145 mm.
Dimensions (written): 155–65 × 100–10 mm.
Foliation: medieval foliation
i–vii(12), viii(12) (10 torn out), ix–xii(12), xiii(6), xiv(12), xv(14) (10–14 cancelled), xvi(12), xvii(12) (12 lost) Quires numbered in roman numerals.
fol. 50 is torn, and the top of the right hand edge of the text is damaged from fol. 186 to end
2 cols. of 35–37, 48 lines, frame ruled in ink
In two small current hands, fol.1–17va, 17vb-end
Penwork initials in red and brown, some infilled with flowers or figures.
19th cent. English half calf binding.
Origin: 15th century
; French (?)
Provenance and Acquisition
‘ Edward Langford was 18 years ould when Kinge Denmarke came to Ingland, 1611’ (fol.138)
‘ Edward Powell ’, 17th cent. (fol.144)
Later in the library of B. Boncompagni , no.198 in the Catalogue by Narducci, Rome 1892.