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Commentaries on Aristotle

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MS. e Mus. 172
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Commentaries on Aristotle, etc.:

1. Fol. 1. 'Commentarius in Spheram Jhoannis a Sacro Bosco', followed at fol. 5 by Prolegomena and Quaestiones on the Sphaera.

2. Fol. 12. Commentaries on the following works of, or attributed to, Aristotle:

  1. Fol. 12. Ethica Nicomachea, bks. 1-5
  2. Fols. 43, 144) De physico auditu, vel Physica (two sets of notes)
  3. Fol. 63. De Coelo, with Quaestiones
  4. Fol. 90. De ortu et interitu, with Quaestiones
  5. Fol. 120. Meteorologica
  6. Fol. 134. De Anima, bks. 1-2
  7. Fol. 137v. De Memoria
  8. Fol. 265. Metaphysica.

At the end of the Physica, second set of notes (fol. 262), is 'Finis phisicæ totius per me Adamum Eyre Anglum sub D. Domino Tomitano Teusano reuerendo patre societatis Jesu Anno Domini 1595 die etiam 29° Aprilis'.


  • Creation: Written about A.D. 1595 by A. Eyre


312 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 172, fols. 1-2]

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MS. e Mus. 172

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18245


Commentaries on Aristotle

Biographical / Historical

Aristotle (384-322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath.

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. 3667

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (201)

'Jaspar Swyft' owned and wrote a note in the book: and the name 'Nathan: Egerton' is on the last cover, both early 17th century.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Sir Thomas Herbert in 1666.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/4 × 6 1/2 in.

Commentaries on Aristotle
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom