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David Neave, Commentaries on Aristotle’s Organon, and on Porphyrus’ Eisagoge to Aristotle

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS D124P


Book of philosophy. Regulae quaedam de ratione disputandi; Praeludia in universam Aristotilis logicum; Comentarii in Isagogem Porphyrii; and commentaries or annotamenta on Aristotle's Categoriae, De interpretatione, Priora analytica, Posteriora analytica [incomplete], Topica, Sophistici elenchi.


  • January 28, 1646-March 5, 1647


Language of Materials

Latin (with some Greek words)

Conditions Governing Access

No access restriction

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


1 volume : Binding: Disbound; brown calf over cardboard; 3-line marginal blind ruling; formerly 2 clasps. Material: Paper support. Pagination: [i-iv] 1-409 (numbered in ink, probably in original hand), [410], 411-762 (numbered on rectos in modern pencil; does not show original order correctly). Script:hasty cursive semi-secretary. Ornamentation: Floriated red initials on pages i, 1, 35, 125, 269, 511, 563. Letter of section A stamped, ornamented; letter B in gold.

Scope and Contents

Dictated to his student, Alexander Bruce (probably 2nd Earl of Kincardine, 1629?-1680).

Follows the Latin capita of the original text; usually breaks the Caput down into Disputationes, then into Sectiones, and finally into Objections and Responsiones. With diagrams; occasional Latin couplets.

Physical Location

MS D124P

Other Finding Aids

For a detailed description:

Immediate Source of Acquisition

B. Rosenthal, 1971

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm made in 1978 (M83; master roll 37:1). Folio 1recto too faint to read.

Guide to the David Neave Manuscript
David Neave, Commentaries on Aristotle’s Organon, and on Porphyrus’ Eisagoge to Aristotle
Finding aid prepared by alh, June 22, 1971 Finding aid encoded by skt, 2005
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
David Neave Manuscript, Department of Special Collections, MS D124P, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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