University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Aristotle; Philosophy, Greek
The collection was established in 1971. The Fisher Library holdings were incorporated with the collection acquired from R. P. Hardie and some scientific works acquired from Stillman Drake.
The collection contains important editions of Aristotle's works and commentaries on them by such writers as Walter Burley, Egidio Colonna, Duns Scotus, Joannes de Janduno, and Thomas Aquinas. Some works about Aristotle and his writings are also included. Most of the material is pre-1650. A unique item in the collection appears to be the earliest extant manuscript of Questiones in Aristotelis De caelo et mundo by Albert of Saxony (d. 1390). It was completed at Sienna in May, 1407. The library collects early important editions or commentaries when possible.
Multilingual. Aristotle's works are in Greek and Latin. Most commentaries are in Latin.
Approximatively 200 volumes; some manuscripts of commentaries.
The collection is fully catalogued.
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit: http://www.library.utoronto.ca/fisher.
Interlibrary Loan: No.
Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.
Reference Assistance: Yes.
Publications Describing Collection
None at present.