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Aristotelian treatises, Made up of five pieces written in the 13th century

MS. Selden Supra 24

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Aristotelian treatises, in Latin, with glosses:
  1. Fol. 3v. Books I-IV. 3 of the Metaphysics of Aristotle, or Metaphysica vetus: beg. 'Homines scire desidera[n]t natura'.
  2. Fol. 27v. The 2nd and 3rd books of the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle, or Ethica vetus.
  3. Fol. 41. The treatise of Aristotle De generatione et corruptione, in two books, in the Graeco-Latin translation.
  4. Fol. 64. 'Collectiones expositionum ab antiquis Grecis in libro Aristotelis de Mundo qui dicitur Celi et Mundi. Expositiones iste in sexdecim continentur capitulis': beg. 'Differentia inter corpus & quamlibet aliam magnitudinem '. This refers to the treatise commonly called De Caelo.
  5. Fol. 76. The treatise De Causis, often attributed to Aristotle: beg. 'Omnis causa primaria plus est influens': here entitled 'Metaphisica Auendauth [i. e. David judæi].'
  6. 2nd half of the 13th century, (fol. 84). 'Liber Aristotelis ... in factura impressionum superiorum que fiunt in alto & inferius', the four books of the Meteorologica of Aristotle: at end 'Conpletus est Liber Metheororum Aristotilis cuius tres libros transtulit magister Giraldus Lumbardus [i. e. Gerardus Cremonensis] sum[m]us philosophus de Arabico in Latinum, quartum transtulit Henricus Aristip[p]us [archdeacon of Catania] de Greco in Latinum, tria ultima capitula [de compositione lapidum] transtulit Aurelius [i. e. Alfredus] Anglicus Sarulensis [i. e. de Sarchel] de Arabico in Latinum.'This is a fuller form than any noticed in Notices et Extraits xxxi. 1. 11.
On fols. 3v and 84 is 'Liber Sancti Albani quem qui ei abstulerit aut titulum delenerit anathema sit . Amen', 13th cent. The volume originally had 32 leaves in front (sheets I-IV). Also part E was a separate volume in the Sc. Albans library, and according to a late 14th cent. list of contents on fol. 3 had 'Marcianus de astrologia' at the end.


  • Made up of five pieces written in the 13th century


117 Leaves


MS. Selden Supra 24


Old Selden mark = 24

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 3412

Custodial History

Manuscript 3426 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On parchment


8 1/8 × 5 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom