Collection ID: LMC 1034
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Summary

Abstract:
The Aristotle mss., 1603-1704, consists of commentaries on the works of Aristotle. At least half of the volumes concentrate on logic, but other subjects are covered as well, including physics and general philosophy.
Extent:
4 boxes
Language:
Latin
Preferred citation:

Aristotle mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Aristotle mss., 1603-1704, consists of commentaries on the works of Aristotle. At least half of the volumes concentrate on logic, but other subjects are covered as well, including physics and general philosophy.

A majority of the manuscripts that have identified authors were written by Jesuits: Maur Altomar, Pierre Baron, Jakob Bidermann, Christoph Brandis, Jean de Horion, Nicolas Mohr, Francois Noghera, Jean-Baptiste Weiss, and Joseph Zwinger. A few were written by Benedictines: Ludwig Babenstuber, Simon Fürbas, and Maurus Oberascher. The other authors are Nicolas Chaumorat, Henrich Drophuysen, Andreas Guetmair, Bernhard Ruedorffer, and Eustach Strenzi. Fourteen of the manuscripts do not have named authors.

The commentaries are in Latin, and on occasion include sketches or diagrams. The Baron volume contains a number of portraits, including St. Augustine and Aristotle himself. Each of the two Oberascher volumes contains a copy of the same printed commentary, although the manuscripts themselves are not identical. The manuscript Logica Actualis... (#165) contains not only sketches, but also a Philosophical Family Tree. Another volume, In Universam Aristotelis Logicam (#96) has two unidentified red seals on the verso of one of its final pages.

Printed commentaries purchased by the library in the same collection are cataloged separately and records for them can be found in the Lilly Library catalog.

Acquisition information:
Acquired: 1953
Arrangement:

This collection is arranged following original order.

Physical location:
ALF (Auxiliary Library Facility)

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

Part or all of this collection is housed at the Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF). When requesting, please allow time for the materials to be delivered to the Lilly Library Reading Room for access.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

PREFERRED CITATION:

Aristotle mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu