[Physica]

Accession number: 
PML 34891
Author: 
Aristotle.
Description: 
[238] leaves ; 45 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1938.
Notes: 

Title and imprint from ISTC.
PML Checklist dates [1474].
Printed in Canozi's types 1:91/92G and 2:115G.
Collation: [1-10¹⁰ 11¹² 12⁴ 13-24¹⁰ 25²]: 238 leaves.
Paper format: Imperial folio.
Commentary by Averroes.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 43.5 x 27.5 cm.

Binding: 
Modern quarter red goatskin, with red cloth sides, over paper boards (45 x 29 cm), sewn on 6 supports by Duprez-Lahey. Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves, preserving previous endleaves; plain endbands; gilt edges.
Inscriptions/Markings: 

Hand decoration: Contemporary northern Italian/Bologna illuminated foliate initials, alternating red and blue rubrication, running headlines (with triangular puncti), paragraph marks (C-type, many with fleur-de-lis finials), and yellow capital strokes. Leaf [1]/1r with incomplete border decoration: putti (one with incomplete armorial), frames, 2 figures in front of a temple, and urn with garland sketched in ink. Commentaries numbered in margin. Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Provenance: 
Michael Wodhull (1740-1816), signature and annotations, 2 May 1799 (PML 34889 front endleaf 3 recto), purchased at "Egerton's sale" for £17.17.0, through inheritance to his sister-in-law: Mary Ingram, who left it in 1824 to Samuel Amy Severne; J.E. Severne and Wodhull sale, Sotheby's London, 11 January 1886, lot 191 for £13.0.0; Charles Walker Clark (1871-1933), of San Mateo, CA, collection sold by Celia Tobin (his ex-wife) through Rosenbach and Fleming; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Rosenbach Co., April 1938.
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