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Bod-Inc: B-066

Bartholomaeus Anglicus

De proprietatibus rerum.


Analysis of Content

[*1v] ‘Autores de quorum scriptis hic tractat sunt isti'.

[*2r] ‘Tituli librorum et capitulorum'.

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.

a2r Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum. Incipit: ‘[D]e proprietatibus itaque et naturis rerum tam spiritualium quam corporalium elucidare aliqua . . .’ See B‑059.


Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 20 June 1492. Folio.


Collation: [*4] a–z A–G6 H I8.


ISTC: ib00141000

GW: GW 3413;

Hain: HC *2510;

Goff: Goff B‑141;

BMC: BMC II 435;

Proctor: Pr 2073;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑99; CIBN B‑104; Oates 1022; Sheppard 1514.

LCN: 13956832


Copy number: B-066(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library in 1855 at a cost of £0. 10. 0; see Binders' books (1855, Auct. and Rawl.), p. 1. no. 8 (Library Records d. 1203).

Size: 315 × 220 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 198 mm.

On the front pastedown, an old pastedown with table of contents and a note in German about seasonal qualities of fish, incipit: ‘Salmo fisch ist ym april vnd may am besten . . .', both in fifteenth-century hands. On the back pastedown, notes in various hands on the virtues attributed to biblical figures, on the effects of certain virtues and vices, and a prayer, all in Latin. Occasional marginal notes. On I7v a note on virtues and vices; on I8v notes in various hands, some of a computistic nature, some excerpts from theological texts.

On a1r an eighteen-line initial is supplied in burnished gold on an azure ground with white highlighting, within a segmented frame of red and green. Other initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Christoforus Mechilti (fl. 1503); on a former front pastedown, ‘Christofori Mechilti sum', on [*1r]: ‘Hunc librum comparauit frater christoforus Mechilti 1503'.On the former front pastedown: ‘Emi Grunbergæ 15 (1?) argl' in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand. Purchased for £0. 16. 0; see Books Purchased (1854), 25.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q inf. 1.19.

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