El libro de propietatibus rerum.

Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, active 13th century [Browse]
Uniform title
Emprimido en la noble çibdad de Tholosa : Por Henrique Meyer d[e] alemaña ..., acabo se enel año del señor de mil [y] quatro çientos [y] nouenta quatro a diez [y] ocho del mes de setie[m]bre. [18 September 1494].
[640] pages : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 32 cm (Folio)


Rare books genre
  • Imprint from colophon; full colophon reads: Feneçe el libro delas propiedades delas cosas trasladado de latin en romançe, por el revere[n]do padre fray Vinçente de Burgos. Emprimido en la noble çibdad de Tholosa por Henrique Meyer d[e] alemaña a honor de dios [y] d[e] nuestra señora [y] al prouecho de muchos rudos [y] ynorantes acabo se enel año del señor de mil [y] quatro çientos [y] nouenta quatro a diez [y] ocho del mes de setie[m]bre.
  • Table following title page begins: "Comie[n]ça la tabla del libro del [sic] propietatibus rerum."
  • Incipit at head of leaf a1r: Comiensa el libro delas propiedades delas cosas.
  • Translated by Vicente de Burgos.
  • Chancery folio, with paper measuring 30.6 x 21.9 cm. Printed in 2 columns (table of contents, 3 columns; prologue in a single column). Gothic type (see Proctor 8722), 45-49 lines. Initial spaces with guide letters at beginning of books and in gatherings 2a-2g; woodcut ornamental initials elsewhere. Printer's device (Silvestre, no. 1188) on last page following colophon.
  • Illustrations: 18 large woodcuts, 13 within double-line borders (including 1 repeat and 1 cut composed of six small sections) and 5 within single-line borders (including arms of Castile and Aragon on title page, measuring 154 x 136 mm), and 6 small woodcut diagrams. The 17 cuts in the text, prefixed to books 2-17 and 19, are on leaves a6, c1, d6, e8, k2, l6, o6, C2, D3, D6, E5, F8, G8 (repeated from D3), I1, L4, M8 and 2m5. The diagrams are on leaves c3 (3 geometrical), c8 (2 optical) and I1 (schematic map of the world).
  • Signatures: [superscript pi]a⁶ a-m⁸ n-o⁶ A-M⁸ 2a⁶ 2b-2e⁸ 2f-2g⁶ 2h-2o⁸ 2p⁴.
Binding note
HSVR copy: Twentieth century brown leather by Brugalla, his name stamped in gilt and dated 1960 on lower front inner dentelle.
Inscription on title page: Hic liber ut[?] Josephi Castro.
  • Goff B-150
  • Hain 2523
  • GW 3424
  • BM 15th cent., VIII, p. 360
  • ISTC, ib00150000
  • Bod-inc, B-070
  • Proctor, 8722
  • Mead, H.R. Incunabula in the Huntington Library, 4842
Place name(s)
France Toulouse.
Other title(s)
Libro de proprietatibus rerum
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