Aristotelis quaestiones variae generatim collectae atque ita in plura digestae volumina.

Accession number: 
PML 22110
Mantuæ : per Iohanne[m] Vurster de Compidona. & Iohanne[m] Baumeister, [approximately 1473]
[96] leaves ; 27 cm (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1923.

Title from incipit, leaf [1]/1r.
Imprint from colophon, leaf [10]/10r: Mantuæ hoc su[m]mi philosophorum pri[n]cipis Arestotelis p[ro]bleumatu[m] novam ad Nicolam quintum pontificem secundu[m] traductione[m] per Theodorum Gazes græcum. Illustrissimo pri[n]cipe & domi[n]o Domino Lodovico de Gonzagha Marchione ibidem tunc regna[n]te. per Iohanne[m] Vurster de Compidona. & Iohanne[m] Baumeister. socios volumen impressu[m] finit fœliciter.
Printed in Vurster and Baumeister's type 1:98R.
Collation: [1¹⁰ 2-3⁸ 4¹⁰ 5⁸ 6¹⁰ 7-8⁸ 9-10¹⁰ 11⁶]: 96 leaves, leaf [1]/1 blank.
Paper format: Royal quarto
1 column of 39 lines. Initial spaces, without guide letters.
Contents list, leaf [11]/1r: Traductio nova problematum Aristotelis ad Nicolaum quintum pontificem per Theodorum Gazes Graecum per parti cularum divisionem.
Index, leaves [11]/2r-5r.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 27.8 x 20 cm., trimmed.

Modern quarter red goatskin with cloth sides over paper boards (29 x 21 cm.), sewn on 5 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and headlines; decorative endbands; gilt edges.
Variant Title: 

Problemata Aristotelis


Hand decoration: Contemporary Italian (Mantua) illumination, geometric and floral boder with armorial (leaf [1]/1r) with illuminated foliate initials throughout, alternating red and blue minor initials and paragraph marks. Running headlines of red and blue. Problemata are individually numbered. Annotations: Contemporary manuscript notations thoughout, predominantly at section incipits. Inscription "Nicolaus 5tus war Pabst Anno 1447-1455," maybe 16th century (leaf [11]/6v). Later pagination.

Unidentified armorial: silver shield with a red chevron, 3 twig with ivy leaf (leaf [1]/2r); J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), purchased from Joseph Baer, Oct. 1923.