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Commentarius triplex in triplicem Aristotelis philosophiam [A Commentary on Aristotle]

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C127


This collection consists of a single manuscript textbook on logic, probably written in either the Low Countries or Germany. On title-page verso: Commentarius triplex in triplicemn Aristotelis philoam raonalem, naalem, transnaalem. Increatae Trinitati Patri Filiq [?] Spiritui Sto. Humillime inscriptis sub auspicijs Trinitatis increatae. Jesu Mariae Josephi feliciter inititus sub praeside R. Patre Hanloh [or Hanloti or?] Anno.


  • Creation: 1684?

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1 volume : Foliation: Pages 1-370 in contemporary hand, preceded by free endpaper and title-page, followed by 5 blank leaves. Binding: Vellum over paste-board. Collation: Note the marks on the upper right corners of: title-page: Quaternio lma.; p. 15: Quaternio 2da; 31: 3tia; 47: Qua; 64: Quinta; 80: Sexta; 96: 7tima: 112: Stan; 128: Nona; 144: Decima; 160: Vndecima; 176: Duodecima; 192: Decima 3tia. Script: In a number of hands. Perhaps stationer's scribes working by pecia? Ornament: Pen-and-ink architecture-and-fruit frame on recto of title-page. The material is Paper, with embossed plain frame. ; Volume measures no taller than 25 cm.

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Scope and Contents

Marginal note on page 370: "absolvimus 18 Junii Ao 1684 qua iduo ante festum S. Iois [?]" (John the Baptist is June 24...)

The first free endpaper is inscribed: "Joannes Franciscus H[?]am Cosfeldiensis Est vers hujus libri possesor Ao 1684 [or 1584:].

The first 3 pages are "Prooemium...In Logicam Aristotelis." Pages 4-110 consist of the "Tractatus 1mus De Prolegomenis Logicae." Pages 111-275 are "Tractatus 2dus De Prima Operas [?]aus sive de urlibus," and pages 276-370 are "Tractatus tertius De Secunda Mentis Operae...Finis Lo'ae."

Each tractatus is laid out in Scholastic fashion. Probably this volume is only the rational part of the triple commentary.

Physical Location

MS C127

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Semmel, 1960

Processing Information

Formerly MS Y256.


Guide to a Commentary on Aristotle Collection
Commentarius triplex in triplicem Aristotelis philosophiam [A Commentary on Aristotle]
Finding aid prepared by alh, March 14 1974. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2005.
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A Commentary on Aristotle, Department of Special Collections, MS C127, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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