23 June 1999
ARISTOTLE. Sefer ha-Middot (Nichomachean Ethics, in the translation from the Latin by Meir Alguadez [c. 1400]). MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER
[Europe, 18th century]
2o (370 x 240 mm). 77 + [1 blank] leaves. Brown ink. Sephardic semi-cursive script, possibly imitating printed semi-cursive ('Rashi') lettering. (Some minor staining, otherwise excellent condition.) Modern blind and gold-tooled black morocco, two modern paper flyleaves at back and front.
The text is subdivided into 10 sections. L. Berman published, from other manuscripts, the introduction and first chapter in Shlomo Pines Jubilee Volume 1 (Jerusalem 1989) p. 147-168. More than ten other manuscripts of this translation are known. See M. Steinschneider, Die hebrischen bersetzungen des Mittelalters und die Juden als Dolmetscher (Berlin 1893) p. 209-212.
Daniel Itzig (stamped).
REFERENCES: Neubauer, no. 44, p. 19; Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jerusalem, F 4713.
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