In libros Physicorum Aristotelis

l. 3, c. 3-5; l. 4, c. 1-4


München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 2 Inc.c.a. 3552 a

Remarks by the Editor

The BSB-ink inventory states "Scholastischer Text (Papier), 14. Jh.

All measurements via photogrammetry.

General Information

Title In libros Physicorum Aristotelis
Shelfmarks 2 Inc.c.a. 3552 a
Material Paper
Place of Origin Southern Germany (?)
Date of Origin Mid-Fourteenth Century
Script, Hands

A Southern German scholastic cursive

Original Condition

Page Height 300 – 340 mm
Page Width 215 – 250 mm
Height of Written Area 280 – 290 mm
Width of Written Area 185 – 220 mm
Number of Columns 2
Width of Columns 85 – 105 mm
Number of Lines 64 – 67
Line Height 4 mm
More about the Condition

Line height is 4.2-4.3 mm. The front pastedown has an incomplete column; given the amount of text required to finish the lines, however, it is highly likely that the two columns are of different width; i.e., the column on the front pastedown (the gutter column)  could have been about 20mm narrower than the complete (outer) column on the back pastedown.

Current Condition

Dimensions 303 x 83 mm and 303 x 134 mm
More about the Current Condition

A fifteenth-century Hymnary was pasted to the boards and behind the spine (to be added to Fragmentarium soon)  ; two pieces of a Physics commentary were glued to the outer parts of the board. On the basis of the lemmata from Aristotle and the wear of the page corners, it is likely that the two fragments are form the same leaf, and the visible text on the front pastedown corresponds to the left part of the recto, and the back pastedown carries the right part of the verso.


  • Content Item
    • Persons Anonymous
    • Text Language Latin
    • Title In Libros Physicorum
    • Content Description

      Literal commentary on Aristotle's Physics III, on the infinite, and IV, on place.

      Front pastedown includes the following lemmata:

      Accidit autem [206b33] Philosophus in hoc quarto capitulo destruit diffinitiones de infinito da[te ab] antiquiis, quarum prima est quod infinitum est cuius nihil est extra accipere.

      Reliquum autem [208a5] In isto quinto capitulo solvit Philosophus rationes probantes infinitum esse ... intentum.

      The back pastedown continues with:

      Quoniam autem [209a31] In illo secundo capitulo Philosophus disputatione inquirit...

      Quid autem sit locus [210b32] In hoc tertio capitulo Philosophus inquirit quid sit locus et prima premittit 5 suppositiones. Prima est quod locus continet locatum et nihil est locati...

    • Front Pastedown (recto)



Host volume has Ex libris stamp of Sebastian Stor; came to the BSB from the Paulanerkloster.

Host Volume

Title Thomas de Aquino, Summa Theologiae, Ia IIae
Date of Origin/Publication 1497, July 31
Place of Origin/Publication Venice
Shelfmark 2 Inc.c.a. 3552 a

Prov.: Sebastian Stor (Kupferstichexlibris). – München, Paulanerkloster.

Spätgotischer Schweinslederband auf Holz mit Einzelstempeln in Blindpressung, gebunden in München.

Im Vorder- und Rückdeckel festgeklebt lat. Pergamentfragment eines notierten Hymnars, 15. Jh., und lat. scholastisches Fragment, 14. Jh.