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Bod-Inc: B-061

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 . . .’ See B‑059.

a2v Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum. Incipit: ‘[D]e proprietatibus itaque et naturis rerum tam spiritualium quam corporalium elucidare aliqua . . .’ See B‑059.

H7v ‘Auctores de quorum scriptis sunt hec extracta sunt isti'.


Imprint: [Lyons]: Nicolaus Philippi and Marcus Reinhart, 29 July 1480. Folio.


Collation: a–i10 k l8 L8 m–x10 y z [et] [con]8 A–F10 G H8.


ISTC: ib00132000

GW: GW 3404;

Hain: HC *2500;

Goff: Goff B‑132;


Proctor: Pr 8530;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑91; CIBN B‑096; Oates 3184; Osler, IM 211; Rhodes 268; Sack, Freiburg, 458; Sheppard 6585.

LCN: 13956929


Copy number: B-061(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Contemporary German (1480: dated inscription on pastedown) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, remains of two clasps. Label with title at the head of the upper cover. On both covers triple fillets form a frame; on the upper cover the inner rectangle is divided by triple fillets into two square compartments which are subdivided into 4 triangular sections; on the lower cover the inner rectangle is divided into 4 triangular compartments. In each corner of the frames and the points of intersection, a circular lamb-and-flag stamp; in the frames, a round rosette stamp and a scroll with the inscription ‘Maria'. In the inner rectangle of the upper cover two rectangular stamps depicting a bird with spread wings in a floral ornament and a strawberry tendril; for the stamps see Schwenke–Schunke 154 no. 58 and 288 no. 264.

Size: 320 × 210 × 83 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 205 mm.

Two parchment documents in German used as front and back pastedowns: the first one issued by Ulrich Sachs and Ulrich Müller from Alltham, near Erding, Bavaria (or possibly Altheim), and dated 21/22 Nov. 1480, the second one issued by Hans Gerster from Warthausen, near Kempten, and dated 26 Jan. 1481.

Early marginal notes in Latin and German in various hands.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Ulrich Ellenbog (c.1435–1499); inscriptions dated 1480 and 1481 on front pastedown, a2v and H7v. Sale (6 Feb. 1832), lot 287. Purchased for £2. 0. 0; see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 348 and Books Purchased (1832), 10.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 2.36.

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