t Liber de proprietatibus rerum Bartholomei anglici.

Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, active 13th century.
Impressus Argentine : [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], Anno d[omi]ni Mcccclxxv finitus in die sancti Valentini [14 February 1485]
[300] leaves (the last leaf blank) ; 29 cm. (fol.)

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Standardized Title:
De proprietatibus rerum
j.x. j.j. a-ci CaDe (C) 1485 (R)
Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- Early works to 1600.
Medicine, Medieval -- Early works to 1800.
Civilization, Medieval -- Early works to 1800.
Science, Medieval -- Early works to 1800.
Incunabula -- France -- Strasbourg -- 1485.
Place of Publication:
France Strasbourg.
Title from title leaf (leaf pi1r).
Printer's name from ISTC; place and date of printing from colophon on leaf T7v, which reads: Explicit liber de p[ro]prietatibus reru[m] editus a fratre Bartholomeo anglico ordinis fratrum minorum. Impressus Argentine Anno d[omi]ni .M.cccc.lxxxv. Finitus in die sancti Ualentini.
Chancery folio, printed primarily in double columns (table in triple columns). Leaf a1r: 47 lines to a full column, plus headline; area of text: 214 (227) x 139 mm.; col. width: 66 mm. Initial spaces, most with guide-letters. With signatures; without foliation or catchwords.
Signatures: pi⁶ a-b⁸ c-y⁶/⁸ z⁸ A-F⁶/⁸ G-I⁶ K-T⁶/⁸ (T8 blank).
Local notes:
Penn Libraries copy 1: leaf size: 295 x 205 mm.
Penn Libraries copy 1 without rubrication.
Penn Libraries copy 1 has a few early ms. marginal notes in text.
Presented to the Penn Libraries by John W. Harshberger.
Penn Libraries copy 1 has armorial bookplate ("BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE ST PHILIPPE") of Antoine-Godefroy de Dampierre from his library at Château Saint-Philippe (Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Balerme, France) on front pastedown; illustrated bookplate of John W. Harshberger (with ms. date: Nov 16 1923) on front pastedown; early ms. ownership inscription ("Collegij Societatis Jesu Landspergae St") of the Jesuit college in Landsberg am Lech, Germany, in brown ink at head of title leaf; ms. inscription ("L'Art Ancien SA 250 Swiss Francs") regarding the price of this book set by Art ancien S.A. of Zurich, Switzerland, on verso of back free endpaper.
Penn Libraries copy 1 has paper slip with typescript description of this copy affixed to front pastedown.
Penn Libraries copy 1 bound in full early blind-tooled calf over indented square edge wooden boards; 4 raised bands on spine; remains of 2 leather and metal clasps; 2 metal catchplates; ms. fore-edge title ("Bartholo[meus] de [pro]prieta[tibus]") and shelf-mark(?) ("i").
Penn Libraries copy 1 has small hole in lower portion of leaf v3 with minor damage to text; pinpoint wormholes in leaves I2-T8, back free endpapers and back pastedown; lower board lightly wormed; spine damaged; boards damaged at fore- and tail edges.
Penn Libraries copy 2: leaf size: 286 x 204 mm.
Penn Libraries copy 2 without rubrication.
Penn Libraries copy 2 has some early ms. notes, underlines and marginal marks in brown ink and a few ms. underlines and marginal marks in red ink in text.
Penn Libraries copy 2 bound by Kurt Gaebel and Sons in full green cloth; black leather spine label with author's name and title stamped in gold; imprint date stamped in gold at foot of spine; ms. fore-edge title ("PROPRIETATIBUS RERUM").
Penn Libraries copy 2 imperfect: leaf T8 (blank) wanting.
Penn Libraries copy 2: leaves occasionally dampstained in outer margins; leaves pi1 and T7 mended and reinforced at outer margins; small tear in leaves T6-T7 (mended with a blank leaf on T7).
Penn Provenance:
Collegium Societatis Jesu Landspergae (former owner) (inscription) (copy 1)
Jesuits (Landsberg am Lech, Germany) (former owner) (inscription) (copy 1)
Bibliothèque de St. Philippe (bookplate) (copy 1)
Dampierre, Antoine-Godefroy de (bookplate) (copy 1)
Harshberger, John W. (John William), 1869-1929 (bookplate) (donor) (copy 1)
Art ancien S.A. (inscription) (copy 1)
Penn Chronology:
1485 (14 Feb.)
Cited in:
Goff B-138
BM 15th cent. I, p. 132 (IB.1821)
GW 3410
BSB-Ink. B-96
Walsh, J.E. 15th cent. printed books, 222, 223
Hain 2506*=2511
Proctor 592
ISTC ib00138000
Husner, Georg, d. 1505, printer.
Incunable Collection (University of Pennsylvania)