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Name: Aristoteles [Decem] Libri Ethicorum (translated by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus)

Repository: University of Sydney Library

Settlement: Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:
[Decem] Libri Ethicorum

Library ref: MS. Nicholson 24

Acquisition: Sir Charles Nicholson's family donated the MS to the library in 1924

Binding: 16c. thick paper with title printed on the spine: LEONARDI / ARETINI VERSIO / EDICTA LIBRORUM / ETHICORUM / ARISTOTELIS / CODEX MSS. IN / MEMBRANA SEC. XV and the no. '704'

Catchwords: Catchwords agree

Collation: (10)1-12. Ar.-Bv. and Cr.-Dv. are blank


Condition: Edges trimmed. Worm-holes in 1-18, 99-120 without loss of text

Deco desc: red rubrics; in central Italian style are twelve illuminated initials (from 34 x 24 to 20 x 20mm.) on blue grounds, with white branches and vine tendrils, and interstices coloured red (faded into brown) and green, on 1n., 4r., 5r., 15v., 23v., 35v., 47v., 60r., 68v., 82r., 95r., 107r.

Dimensions: 265 x 175 mm

Extent: A-B + 120 + C-D


Hand desc: Italian littera humanistica textualis


Layout: one col. of 29 lines

Library ref alt:

List bibl: Exhibition, p.9 no.1.

Music notation:


Orig date: s. xv2

Orig place:


Provenance: lower margin of 1r. contains an unidentified shield per fess or and gules, on the left side of it is an erased word that appears to be 'Regi', and to the right is an effaced five or six letter word (not legible under ultra-violet light) followed by the initials 'C.P.'; the front cover carries the no.'131' in a modern hand; inside back cover are the letters 'a.f.' in pencil; inside front cover is an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry no.44, under it in pencil 'MS.44', and the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 122



Support: vellum, paper; fly leaves A-D 16c. paper with water mark AMONTATA


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