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Aristotle’s Nicomachaean Ethics in the Translation of Leonardo Bruni

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Aristotle’s Nicomachaean Ethics in the Translation of Leonardo Bruni, Heavily Glossed with Handsome Minuscule Annotations. Single folio on vellum. Italy, ca. 1450: 172 mm x 111 mm (justification, 118 mm x 72 mm). Single column, 24 lines. Unfoliated. Lightly ruled in plummet or graphite. Decoration: rubricated, the red ink now faded. Text: from Book III, capp. VI-VII (see the 1524 edition online at: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Decem_librorum_Moralium_Aristotelis_tres/z7W7r_FF5sUC?hl=en&gbpv=1). The discussion concerns bravery as the virtue lying between cowardice and rashness. The tiny glosses are entirely legible and quite interesting. They may well have been authored by a Renaissance scholar and could be identifiable. Condition: excellent, with minor creases in the outside lower margin.

PRICE: $1850

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