The manuscript contains Albert's De homine. Originally treated as the second part of the manuscript of De Rerum Origine (one of Albert's best known works of theology, Summa de Creaturis), this manuscript is now viewed as a separate work.
Inscriptions and bookplates: In frontispiece in 20th century hand: 'Summa de Creaturis, part ii (De Homine), by Albertus Magnus, Bishop of Regensburg d.1280. Printed in Alberte Magni Opera Omnia, ed. S.C.A. Borgnet, Paris, 1890-1899, vol. xxxv. Probably written in France (a medieval press-monk 'N[umero] XIII' is on the first page). Late XIII cent. Stamped binding (? Italian, 16th cent.).'
Also in frontispiece: book plate of Arthur Coombe; book plate of John Peachey Esq [19th century]; printed label for 'Westdean Library', with ink annotation 1813, also inscribed in ink '1808' beneath; pencil inscription '7/-'; book plate of L.J. Lloyd, post 1972; pencil inscription L J Lloyd, 20th century.
On final parchment page reverse: ink inscription 'John Peachey Westdean, 1775'.
On end paper: pencil inscription [same hand as L J Lloyd, 20th century]: '112 leaves, gatherings: 10, 12, 12, 12, 10, 12, 12, 12, '].
Size of folio: 345x230mm [size of bound item: 350x255mm]
Size of written block [both columns]: 235x155mm
Size of written block [one column]: 230x70mm
Incipit (f.1r): 'Consequentur transendum est ad quaerendum'
Explicit (f.112v): 'Et hec de creaturis dicta sufficiant.'
Two columns per page. Parchment/membrane. Ruled with plomb.
Possible Italian binding [metal clasps/fixings have been removed].