Aureus liber Methaphisice divi Alberti Magni e[pisco]pi ratisponensis divisus in libros .xiii.

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PML 20711.2
Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280.
Venetiis : p[er] Johanne[m] [et] Gregorium de Gregoriis, Mccccxciiii. die .xviii. decembris [18 December 1494].
[4], 146 numbered leaves ; 32 cm. (fol.)
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Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1919.

Title from leaf a1r. Printed in red.
Imprint from colophon (leaf [et]8r): Impressum Venetiis p[er] Johanne[m] [et] Gregorium de gregoriis fratres anno salutis. Mccccxciiii. die .xviii. decembris.
Printed in types 26:110R, 27:75G, 28:106G, and 30:156G.
Collation: a-z⁶ [et]⁸: 150 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery (maybe Super-chancery) folio
Printed guide letters.
Printer's mark, leaf [et]8r.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 30.1 x 20.3 cm.

16th-century blind-rolled and -tooled brown calf over wooden boards (32 x 22 cm.), sewn on 4 supports by Garrett Godfrey, Cambridge. Plain paper pastedowns and (modern) fly leaves. 2 clasps, missing.
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Hand decoration: Rubrication unrealized. Annotations: Fore-edge inscription: "II." Minimal marginal notations in text.

Thomas Ashley, signature, early 16th century (leaf h8v of Tiene); George Brothers, signatures, early 16th century (leaf h8v of Tiene); purchase inscription: "Iste liber constat mr̄ā [???]," abraded (leaf h8v of Tiene); William Dussyng, inscription, early 16th: "Liber W. Dussyng" (a1r of Duns Scotus); Thomas Har, signature, 16th/17th century (leaf B8v of Duns Scotus); Nicholas Wheeler, donation inscription, 30 Oct. 1601: "Ex dono Nicholai Wheeler Gen. Tertio Caldendas Novembris Anno 1601" (top board label); J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), purchased from Ellis, Sept. 1919.