Opera.

Author/Artist: 
Aristotle.
Publisher: 
Venice : Aldus Manutius, Romanus, 1495-1498.
Description: 
5 v. in 6 : woodcuts: borders, diagr., initials. ; 30 cm. (fol.)
Other Authors: 
Theophrastus. Selected works. 1497.
Format of Material: 
Books
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Bib ID: 
96959
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Call Number: 
PA3890.A2 1495-1498 *
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F-5524
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F-5529
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Notes: 
In Greek. Aldus' epistles are in Latin. Lists of contents are in Latin (v. 1), Greek (v. 3), or Greek and Latin (v. 2, 4-5)
Vol. 1 (1 Nov. 1495): [234] leaves; v. 2 (Feb. 1497): [32], 268 leaves (leaf 88 blank); v. 3 (29 Jan. 1497): 145, [8], 146-400, [1], 401-457, [1] leaves (the last blank, wanting); v. 4 (1 June 1497): 1, [1], 226, 116, 42, 12, 121, [1] leaves (the first unnumbered leaf blank, wanting); v. 5 (June 1498): [13], 210-316, [1] leaves (the first leaf and leaf 94 blank, wanting).
Goff, A-959
Hain-Copinger, 1657
BM 15th cent., V, p. 553-558 (IB.24395, 24431, 24425, 24437, 24464)
GW, 2334
Label copy from the 1950s: "Crystal" glass. In his treatise On Stones, Theophrastus, the disciple of Aristotle, mentions flint glass for the first time in literature. The ancients placed the greatest value upon the glass that was most like crystal. Since flint glass was nearest to crystal in its clarity, Theophrastus thought it "the most excellent." "The best glass", he writes, "is that in the making of which flints have been used: for besides that they melt and mix with the running mass, they have a peculiar excellence in making glass, in as much as they give differences in the clearness of the color." This is the second of the five volumes published by the famous Venetian scholar-printer, Aldus Manutius, between 1495 and 1498, containing collected works of Aristotle and Theophrastus.
CMGL set flooded in 1972. Cleaned and rebound by Carolyn Horton & Assoc. Original endpapers bore bookplates of Henry William Poor; William Horatio Crawford, Lakelands, Cork.; and James Lewis Knight Bruce, Rockhampton.
PLEASE NOTE: binding of v. 1 is stamped VI; binding of v. 3 is stamped I; binding of v. 4, pt. 2 is stamped V; binding of v. 5 is stamped III. BOXES ARE CORRECTLY LABELED.
Glass: Meteorologica IV, 10 (389a, 8); De coloribus, cap. 4 (94a, 5); De plantis, II, 2 (823a, 18); Problemata XI, 58 (905b. 7) (Aristotle describes how both sight and voice can penetrate glass, then explains why by comparing the properties of glass with those of a fennel stalk); Problemata XXV, 9 (939a, 14) ; Theophrastus, De lapidibus, cap. 84 (glassmaking).
Contents: 
v. 1. Porphyrii Introductio siue universalia, liber unus. Aristotelis Praedicamenta, liber unus. Peri herminias i[n] De interpraetatione, liber unus, sive sectiones sex. Priora resolutoria, libri duo. Posteriora resolutoria, libri duo. Topica, libri octo. Elenchi, libri duo --
v. 2. Aristotelis uita ex Laertio. Eiusdem uita per Ioannem Philoponum. Theophrasti uita ex Laertio. Galeni De philosopho[rum] historia. Aristotelis De physico auditu, libri octo. De coelo, libri quatuor. De generatione & corruptione, duo. Meteorologicorum. quatuor. De mundo ad Alexandrum, unus. Philonis Iudaei De mundo, liber unus. Theophrasti De igne, liber unus. Eiusdem De ventis, liber unus. De signis aquarum & uentorum incerti auctoris. Theophrasti De lapidibus, liber unus --
v. 3. [Aristotelis De historia animalium, and 18 other works. Theophrasti De piscibus, and 4 other works] --
v. 4. Theophrasti De historia plantarum libri decem. Eiusdem De causis plantarum libri sex. Aristotelis Problematum sectiones duo de quadraginta. Alexandri Aphrodisiensis Problematum libri duo. Aristotelis Mechanicorum libri unus. Eiusdem Metaphysicorum, libri quatuordecim. Theophrasti Metaphysicorum, liber unis --
v. 5. Ethicorum ad Nicomachumi libri x. Politicorum libri viii. Oeconomicorum libri ii. Magnorum moralium libri ii. Moralium ad Eudemum libri vii.