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Aristotle -- Criticism and interpretation -- Early works to 1800, Aristotle. De caelo -- Early works to 1800, Aristotle. De mundo -- Early works to 1800, Aristotle. De generatione et corruptione -- Early works to 1800, Aristotle. Meteorologica -- Early works to 1800, Aristotle, Bible. Song of Solomon -- Early works to 1800, Bible. Song of Solomon, Criticism and interpretation, Codices, Annotations, Commentaries, Translations (documents), Manuscripts Hebrew, Manuscripts Renaissance
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Porter, D. (2022, December 12). Penn Library's LJS 453 - [Commentaries on Aristotle]. (Video Orientation). [Video file.] Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/sims_video/194
Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 453, 15th-century copies of 13th- and 14th-century Hebrew translations of 12th-century commentaries by Averroës on scientific works attributed to Aristotle (De caelo, De mundo, De generatione et corruptione, Meteorologica) and a Hebrew translation of Aristotle's Book 9 of Historia animalium, with frequent marginal notes, some of which show signs of trimming (f. 182r). The end of the volume, with a different scribe and different readers, may have been bound with the rest at some later date; it includes a Hebrew translation of Aristotle's De somno et vigilia, Abraham ibn Ezra's commentary on the Song of Solomon, and a Hebrew translation of Maimonides' letter to the Jews of Yemen. The letter of Maimonides has marginal notes in Latin by a reader comparing a few leaves of the manuscript to a printed version of the text (f. 261r-263r) and a concluding note in a combination of Hebrew and Latin (f. 269v), by the same hand that converted dates in the main section of the manuscript to the Gregorian calendar (f. 84v, 162r, 250v).
Probably written in Germany, with a colophon dated 1446 (f. 250v); the following pages (f. 251r-269r) may have been written elsewhere and at another time.
Digital copies and a full record are available through Franklin: https://franklin.library.upenn.edu/catalog/FRANKLIN_9959504323503681
Record on Internet Archive, with a link to a PDF: https://archive.org/details/ljs453