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Bod-Inc: B-064A

Bartholomaeus Anglicus

De proprietatibus rerum.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*1v] ‘Tituli librorum et capitulorum'.

[*6v] ‘Autores de quorum scriptis hic tractat sunt isti'.

a1r 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.

a1v Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum. Incipit: ‘[D]e proprietatibus itaque et naturis rerum tam spiritualium quam corporalium elucidare aliqua . . .’ See B‑059.


Imprint: Strasbourg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], 14 Feb. 1485. Folio.


Collation: [*]6 a b8 c–y6.8 z8 A–F6.8 G–K6 L–S8.6 T8.


ISTC: ib00138000

GW: GW 3410;

Hain: H *2506 = H 2511;

Goff: Goff B‑138;

BMC: BMC I 132;

Proctor: Pr 592;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑96; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 15712234


Copy number: B-064A(1)

Wanting sheet k4.5, leaf m2, and the blank leaf T8.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf, with marbled paper boards, the spine gold-tooled; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 303 × 218 × 62 mm.

Size of leaf: 297 × 191 mm.

Early marginal notes, commenting on the text, also some pointing hands in pencil; also early notes on [*1r], including three lines of verse: ‘Lare quidam absente me timida voce lacessas | dii(?) adsum et imtrepidus nec bella indicta recuso | Garrulitate sua nec fumo terreor illo'; and other annotations, perhaps in the hand of Wolf. Bibliographical notes by Lawn on the front endleaves, and on loose leaves of paper.

On a1r an eight-line north European initial ‘C' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration, within a red pen-work frame with extensions into the margins, and with the body of the letter decorated with red pen-work, touched with green wash; other initials, some with reserved white decoration, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied alternately in red or blue; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Johannes Wolf (fifteenth/sixteenth century); name on [*1r]. Henricus van der Nadt (sixteenth century); inscription on [*1r]: ‘Sum Henrici vander nadt decani [ ]'. Peter Sarney Benwell (fl. 1820); armorial book-plate; signature, dated 20 Nov. 1820, on the recto of the front endleaf. G. H. Last (fl. 1941). Dr Brian Lawn (1905-2001); purchased from Last in 1941 for £5. 10. 0 (see Lawn catalogue, p. 4); book-plate; catalogue, pp. 4, 30. Bequeathed in 2001.

SHELFMARK: Lawn c.7.

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