VERSORIS, Johannes, O.P.
-Cxxii (= 122)-[2, 1 bl.] ff. (minor soiling, single wormholes in 1st and last ff.) [bound with] ARISTOTELES - Oeconomica [Latin trsl. from the Greek] Durandus de Alvernia. [Cologne, H. Quentell, c. 1491].  ff., 39/64 ll. [and] ARISTOTELES - Politica [Latin trsl. from the Greek William van Moerbeke, comm. Johannes Versoris].Cologne, H. Quentell, 8 March 1492. -cxxiii (= 123)-[1, 1 bl.] ff., 37/62 ll. [and] ANDREAE, Antonius, O.F.M. - Quaestiones super XII libros Metaphysicae Aristotelis. [Leipzig, W. Stöckel, not after 1494]. lxxxix (= 89)- ff., 51 ll. 4 works in 1 vol., folio.
Cont. blind-tooled tinted pigskin over wood, spine on 4 raised bands, metal catches, fore-edge titled, with tabs (rubbed, clasps gone, endpapers lifted).
Important collection of 4 medieval commentaries on Aristotle, some with the (Latin) text, 3 by the French Dominican philosopher Johannes Versoris (Letourneur, d. 1485) and 1 by the Spanish Franciscan theologian Andreae (1280-1320). Blind printing on a1 (1st work) and X5v (3rd work). Decoration: rubricated throughout; 8 large woodcut initials decorated in various combinations of green, blue, yellow and red (5 not decorated); 2 painted initials with a "portrait" in 1st work (20r, 48v); painted 5-line initial in 3rd work (36v); large rubricated initials in 4th work. Ref. 1. ISTC iv00255000. - Goff V-255. - Polain 3927. - BMC I:276. - BSB-Ink V-166. - Not in CIBN. - 2. ISTC ia01010000. - GW 2431. - Goff A-1010. - Polain 3932. - BMC I:279. - BSB-Ink A-722. - Not in CIBN .- 3. ISTC ia01026000. - GW 2444. - Goff A-1026. - Polain 3933. - BMC I:276. - BSB-Ink A-714. - 4. ISTC ia00586500. - GW 1663. - Polain 4073 (i.a. this copy). - BSB-Ink A-616. - Not in BMC, CIBN, Goff. Prov. Profusely annotated in red and brown ink (3rd work interleaved with large paper slips, mostly annotated). - Old reader’s notes (dated 1491) on front flyleaf. - "Kloster Neustätt Moenum", i.e. the Benedictine monastery of Neustadt am Main (old ownership entries on title). - "Rel. d'Erfurt" (note in pencil on front endpaper). - Libr. stamp. - [Georges Petit].
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