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Bartholomaeus Anglicus

De proprietatibus rerum.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum. ‘Prohemium'. Incipit: ‘[C]um proprietates rerum sequantur substancias, secundum distinctionem et ordinem substanciarum erit ordo et distinctio proprietatum . . .’ Bartholomaeus, De genvinis rervm coelestivm, terrestrivm et inferarvm Proprietatibus, libri XVIII . . . cvi accessit liber XIX de variarum rerum accidentibus, ed. Georgius Bartholdus Ponsanus a Braitenberg (Frankfurt, 1601), 1-3. See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum II no. 1564; Bartholomaeus Anglicus, On the Properties of Soul and Body. De proprietatibus rerum libri III et IV, ed. R. James Long, Toronto Medieval Latin texts, 9 (Toronto, 1979), 1-5; M. C. Seymour and others, Bartholomaeus Anglicus and his Encyclopedia (Cambridge, 1992), 1-10; Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 147.

[a2r] Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum. Incipit: ‘[D]e proprietatibus itaque et naturis rerum tam spiritualium quam corporalium elucidare aliqua . . .’ Bartholomaeus, De genvinis rervm coelestivm, 4-1261. Partly edited in Bartholomaeus, On Properties of Soul, ed. Long, 19-102.

[y10v] ‘Autores de quorum scriptis sunt hec extracta sunt isti'.

[z2r] ‘Tabula'.


Imprint: [Basel: Berthold Ruppel: c.1479-80.] Folio.

Remarks: As dated by P. L. van der Haegen, Basler Wiegendrucke (Basel, 1985), no. 8 [ex informatione ISTC]; GW dates [c.1470], BMC to the 1480s, Sheppard [c.1480-90].


Collation: [a12 b–g10 h6 i10 k l8 m–q10 r12 s–y10 z4].


ISTC: ib00132500

GW: GW 3402;

Hain: HC *2499;

Goff: Goff B‑130;


Proctor: Pr 7452;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑92; CIBN B‑95; Oates 2737; Osler, IM 191; Rhodes 267; Sack, Freiburg, 459; Sheppard 2303. Microfiche: Unit 12: Medical Incunabula Part II, MI 15.

LCN: 13956913


Copy number: B-059(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [z1].

Gathering [z] bound first.

Binding: Sixteenth-century German/Swiss(?) blind-tooled pigskin over pasteboards; two leather ties. Letter-stamping (`B.(?) A. I. A.') at the head of the upper cover. On both covers fillets form a triple frame; the inner rectangle is divided by fillets into three compartments. In the compartments six different rolls: a crocketed cresting, a double set of intersecting wavy lines, a Renaissance floral ornament, a floral ornament with medallions depicting male heads, a series of half-figures of St Peter and Christ(?) with the inscriptions ‘Apparvit bene', ‘Dv est Petrvs', ‘Data . . .', ‘Ecce angnvs Dei', and a small floral ornament.

Size: 387 × 275 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 376 × 247 mm.

On [z4r] a table of contents in an early hand; early running headings.

Some principal initials are supplied in red with reserved white decoration or blue with pen-work infill in red. Occasional chapter headings are supplied in red; initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red throughout; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Purchased for £4. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1842), 21.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q inf. 2.17.

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