De proprietatibus rerum.
Analysis of Content
[a1r] Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum. ‘Prohemium'. Incipit: ‘[C]um proprietates rerum sequantur substancias, secundum distinctionem et ordinem substanciarum erit ordo et distinctio proprietatum . . .’ See B‑059.
[a1r] Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum. Incipit: ‘[D]e proprietatibus itaque et naturis rerum tam spiritualium quam corporalium elucidare aliqua . . .’ See B‑059.
[B3r] ‘Autores de quorum scriptis hic tractat sunt isti'.
[B4r] ‘Tituli librorum et capitulorum'.
Imprint: [Cologne: Printer of the ‘Flores Sancti Augustini', c.1472?]. Folio.
Remarks: As dated by Sheppard; GW dates [c.1472]. Usually regarded as published by William Caxton; see also Caxton, Exhibition, Bodley, no. 1.
Collation: [a–z A10 B8].
GW: GW 3403;
Hain: HC *2498;
Goff: Goff B‑131;
BMC: BMC I 234;
Proctor: Pr 1105;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑90; Duff 39; Oates 590-1; Osler, IM 12; Sheppard 833; Voulliéme, Köln, 218.
Copy number: B-060(1)
Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library (see rolls used on Auct 6Q. inf. 2.5 and 2.6).
Size: 424 × 310 × 60 mm.
Size of leaf: 406 × 286 mm.
Early running headings and folio numbers.
On [a1r] a ten-line initial is supplied in light green with highlighting in yellow, pink infill with yellow pen-flourishing within a gold frame; floral extension in pink, green, and blue into the inner, lower, and outer margins. Other initials are supplied in red or blue; paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.
Provenance: Seeon, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Lambertus; bought by Abbot Honoratus Kolb (fl. 1634-1653); on [a1r]: ‘Honoratus Abbas in Seon comparauit. 1638. 14 Maÿ'. Purchased in 1881 from S. Calvary & Co.; letter from Calvary to H. O. Coxe, dated 31 May 1881 and offering the book for sale, attached to the recto of the front endleaf.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q inf. 2.13.
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