StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS LAT/29
TitleMeteorological Treatise attributed to Aristotle and other works.
Date15th century
DescriptionManuscript volume, 15th century, containing a treatise on meteorology, attributed to Aristotle: Breve ac perutile Philosophiae naturalis commentum incipit Foeliciter. Quantum igitur ad primum praemitto illud Aristotelis in principio Methaurorum. Necesse est ... causa refluxus maris. Bound with a printed work: 'Sphaera Mundi', by Johannes De Sacro Bosco (Venice, 1478).
Extent1 volume containing 35 leaves
AdminHistoryWritten in Italy.
CustodialHistoryWith 'Liber Josephi Rossetti Camertis' on the flyleaf before the printed item, 19th century. The manuscript was sold at the Libri sale at Sotheby's in 1861. It subsequently formed part of the library of John Thomas Graves (1806-1870), mathematician and Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London, whose collection included manuscripts dating from the 15th to the 19th century, relating mainly to mathematics. With Graves's armorial bookplate.
AcquisitionGraves' library was bequeathed to University College London in 1870.
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
Related MaterialFor an earlier manuscript copy of Sacrobosco's "Tractatus de Sphaera Mundi" see MS LAT/15.
FindingAidsN R Ker, 'Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries' (London and Oxford, 1969); list at University College London Special Collections.
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