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Bod-Inc: B-070

Bartholomaeus Anglicus

De proprietatibus rerum [Spanish] El libro de las propiedades de las cosas.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r ‘La tabla del libro del propietatibus rerum'.

a6r ‘El prologo del autor'. Incipit: ‘[C]omo las autoridades diuinas e humanas testifican las propiedades de las cosas siguen las mesmas sustançias . . .’

2a1r [Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum.] ‘El libro de las propiedades de las cosas'. Translated by Fray Vicente de Burgos. Incipit: ‘[C]onsiderando e mas que podido he en mi coraçon reboluiendo en todo obrar quanto es grande nuestra flaqueza . . .’


Imprint: Toulouse: Henricus Mayer, 18 Sept. 1494. Folio.


Collation: a6 2a–m8 n o6 A–M8 aa6 bb–ee8 ff gg6 hh–oo8 pp4.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials; 18 woodcuts (some repeated) and 6 woodcut diagrams.


ISTC: ib00150000

GW: GW 3424;

Hain: HCR 2523;

Goff: Goff B‑150;


Proctor: Pr 8722;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑101; CIBN B‑105; Oates 3261-2; Sheppard 6761.

LCN: 13956803


Copy number: B-070(1)

Wanting a2 –1 a6 (the table and the prologue).

Title-leaf mutilated and backed.

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled mottled sheep; a border of scrolling bands on both covers; fern-tips and chevrons on edges of boards; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 335 × 254 × 67 mm.

Size of leaf: 322 × 235 mm.

A few ‘nota' marks and pen-trials in ink. Extensive annotations in Castilian on n5v, H2r and I5 ƒr. Manuscript note on title-page, crossed through: ‘Tasase en 4 Reales'.

Provenance: Álvaro Pérez Osorio, Marqués de Astorga; ‘Biblioteca del Excmo. Señor Marques de Astorga'; printed label on2 a1r. Old shelfmarks ‘Est. 11. H', ‘3U.K.33.U'(?). Purchased by Heber for £15. 15. 0, according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp, and note, ‘Cost the late Mr Heber 18/18/0'; see Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 2539, sold to Thomas Thorpe (1791-1851) for £1. 0. 0. Purchased for £3. 3. 0 according to Books Purchased (1834), 11.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 2.30.

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