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Bod-Inc: B-062

Bartholomaeus Anglicus

De proprietatibus rerum.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] ‘Tituli librorum et capitulorum'.

[a10v] ‘Autores de quorum scriptis hic tractat sunt isti'.

[b2r] Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum. ‘Prohemium'. Incipit: ‘[C]um proprietates rerum sequantur substantias, secundum distinctionem et ordinem substantiarum erit ordo et distinctio proprietatum . . .’ See B‑059.

[b2v] Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum. Incipit: ‘[D]e proprietatibus itaque et naturis rerum tam spiritualium quam corporalium elucidare aliqua . . .’ See B‑059.


Imprint: Cologne: Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, 1481. Folio.


Collation: [a10 b–e8 f10 g–n8 o6 p–z A–O8 P10 Q–Z aa bb8 cc dd6 ee–kk8 ll10].


ISTC: ib00133000

GW: GW 3405;

Hain: HC 2501;

Goff: Goff B‑133;

BMC: BMC I 223;

Proctor: Pr 1048;

Others: CIBN B‑97; Sack, Freiburg, 460; Sheppard 800; Voulliéme, Köln, 219.

LCN: 13956999


Copy number: B-062(1)

Binding: Contemporary German (Zwickau) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, two metal clasps; 4 corner-pieces and a central boss on each cover lost. On both covers fillets form a frame; the inner rectangle is divided by diagonal fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments. In the frame, six different lozenge-shaped stamps: a fleur-de-lis, a pierced heart, an eagle, a pelican (Schwenke–Schunke 211, no. 32: Zwickau Pelikan yhs), a dragon and an oak branch (Schwenke–Schunke 89, no. 30: the same); two round stamps: a crown and a rosette; a scroll with the inscription ‘yhs' (similar to Schwenke–Schunke 281, no. 92: Leipzig, Schrift St-Meister) and two very small stamps. In the inner rectangle, a lozenge-shaped floral stamp. Green-edged leaves.

Size: 305 × 235 × 105 mm.

Size of leaf: 286 × 205 mm.

Copious early marginal notes. Unread note on front pastedown.

On [b2r] an initial is supplied in interlocked red and blue with pen-flourishing in red and green. Other initials are supplied in red or blue; red capital strokes.

Provenance: Würzburg, Bavaria, Conventual Franciscans, Inventio crucis/Sancta crux; on [a2r]: ‘Ad Bibliothecam Fratrum Minorum Conuentualium S. Francisci Herbipoli'. At the head of [a1r] a partly mutilated and covered inscription: ‘ . . . oblitas Doctor'. Sale (6 Feb. 1832), lot 288. Purchased for £2. 0. 0; see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 348 and Books Purchased (1832), 10.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 1Q extra 2.4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 2.37.

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