Tōn en tēde tē biblō periechomenōn onomata kai taxis : Aristotelous bios ek tōn laertiou = Eorum quæ hoc uolumine continentur nomina & ordo. Aristotelis uita ex Laertio.

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PML 1127
Venetiis : in domo Aldi Manutii Romani, Mense Februario .M. III D [February 1497].
[32], 268 leaves ; 31 cm (fol.)
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Purchased with the Toovey collection, 1899.

Imprints from colophon and privilege (leaf K6r): "Excriptum Venetiis manu stamnea i[n] domo Aldi manutii Romani, & græcorum studiosi. Mense Februario .M. III D. / Impetratu[m] est a dominis Venetis ide[m] in hoc quod in cæteris impressis græce domi nostræ."
Printed in Manutius's types 1:146Gr, 2:114R, and 7:114Gk.
Collation: [star]⁸ [dotted X]⁸ [cross]⁸ [Os]⁸ a[alpha]-z[psi]⁸ & [omega]⁸ A-B⁸ C[Gamma]⁶ D[Delta]-H[Theta]⁸ I⁸ K⁶: 300 leaves, leaf l[lambda]8 blank.
Paper format: Super-chancery folio
Edited by Aldo Manuzio.
Errors in foliation: leaves 5, 29, 34, 95, 99, 113, 217 misnumbered 8, 28, 24, 69, 95, 121, 117 respectively.
Manuzio issued the entire Opera in five parts, dated: I) Organon, 1 Nov. 1495 (PML 1126/ChL 989); II) Physica, Feb. 1497 (PML 1127/ChL 997, PML 19117/ChL 997 c. 2); III) De animalibus, 29 Jan. 1497 (PML 1128/ChL 995); IV) Theophrastus, De historia plantarum, 1 June 1497 (PML 1129-1130/ChL 998, PML 34896/ChL 998 c. 2, pt. 1 only); V) Ethica ad Nicomachum, June 1498 (PML 1131/ChL 1008).
Chronologically the third of the five volumes of Aristoteles's Opera printed by Aldus Manutius in 1495-1498, but considered by him to form the first, see the dedicatory letter on leaf [star]1v and Walsh, 2644.
Printed catchwords, except in quires a[alpha]-e[eta].
Printed foliation, running titles and catchwords.
Text in Greek, preface in Latin.
Title from first page with lists of contents in Latin and Greek on leaf [star]1r.
Variants signalled in CIBN A-504.
Woodcut head-pieces and initials throughout.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 31 x 21.1 cm

16th-century French (Paris) gold-tooled brown calf over paper boards (31.2 x 21.5 cm.), sewn on 4 supports by Claude de Picques (ca. 1501-1574/78; reliure du roi, 1555-74/78); repaired by Duprez Lahey and Carolyn Horton (condition report on inside cover of PML 1126 box). Plain paper pastedowns; plain endbands; gilt edges. 14th/15th-century French manuscript waste used as spine reinforcement, partially visible under pastedowns.
Variant Title: 

Aristotelis Opera Graece.


Hand decoration: No rubrication necessary. Annotations: No marginal notations.

Joseph Juste Scaliger (1540-1609) (cited in Heber catalogue), Scaliger sale, Leyden, 11 March 1609, p. 10; Gerard Meerman (1722-1771) and Johann Meerman (1753-1815), Bibliotheca Meermanniana sale, The Hague, 1824, p. 216, no. 466; Richard Heber (1773-1833), Bibliotheca Heberiana sale, Sotheby's, Part I, 10 April 1834, lot 503, purchased by Payne and Foss; Mr. Miller of Lincoln's Inn (maybe William Henry Miller (d. 1848) or John Miller (d. 1841), see Acheson note); Archibald Acheson, Earl of Gosford (1806-1864), bibliographical note citing earlier provenance (formerly in box with PML 1126, now in departmental file), purchased from Bohn, entire library purchased in 1878 by: James Toovey (1814-1893), bookplate (front pastedown, PML 1126), through inheritance to his son: Charles J. Toovey (1848-1925), entire library purchased in 1899 by: Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Toovey collection, 1899.