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Logical and metaphysical treatises


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Logical and metaphysical treatises:

  1. (MS. Bodl. 497) Latin commentaries on the Isagoge of Porphyrius (beg. 'Omnis ars omnisque disciplina ': fo1. 1), on the Categoriae of Aristotle (beg. 'Autor huius libri': fo1. 17 5v) and on the first book of the De Interpretatione of Aristotle (beg. 'Cum Aristotelis in libris Dialectice': fol. 298: ends after a sentence or two of the commentary on the second book, some leaves being lost).
  2. (MS. Bodl. 498) Latin commentaries on the Metaphysics of Aristotle, 1573 (beg. 'Etsi metaphysica sci entia': fo1. 1), on bks. i-iii of his Nicomachean Ethics, with Quaestiones (beg. 'Uniuersa philosophia in duas partes': fo1. 190 ), and on his treatise De Anima, ended March 19, 1575 (beg. 'Pars negatiua huius qurestionis': fol. 256).


  • Creation: Written in the 2nd half of the 16th century in Spain (?)


0.22 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 497, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Bodl. 497-498

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18112


Logical and metaphysical treatises

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, nos. 2160-2161.

Custodial History

Manuscripts 530-531 acquired by the Bodleian Library.

MS. Bodl. 497 bears the name 'Rogue da Costa' on fol. 335v, that of 'P. Gaspar Coelho' (cp. no. 2546) occurs on fol. 324 of MS. Bodl. 498. Fols. 320-324 were formerly in the binding of MS. Bodl. 498; fol. 324 is a leaf of a Latin antiphoner written in Spain in the 15th cent.; it is by error that the bindings of MS. Bodl. 103 and MS. Bodl. 105 are stated to be part of the same MS.; they are leaves of different antiphoncrs, each different from the present one.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These were probably received in 1605, and are apparently connected with the gifts of Josias White in that year.

Logical and metaphysical treatises
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