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LJS 395 - Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, active 13th century - Manuscript pastedowns from De proprietatibus rerum
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Author:
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, active 13th century.
Title:
Manuscript pastedowns from De proprietatibus rerum, 1200s.
Physical description:
2 leaves : parchment ; 205 x 190, 205 x 175 mm.
Language(s):
Latin.
Biographical / Organizational History:
English Franciscan who taught in Paris.
Summary:
Fragments from 2 leaves of a 13th-century copy of the early encyclopedia De proprietatibus rerum. Both fragments from Book 5, on physiology; the text of the upper fragment begins at the end of Chapter 12, De auribus and continues into the beginning of Chapter 13, De naso; the text of the lower fragment begins at the end of Chapter 28, De manibus, and continues into the beginning of Chapter 29, De digitis. Probably written in France, in Gothic script, with each fragment presenting 2 columns of 40 lines (tops of leaves trimmed away) and with marginal headings intact. Upper pastedown decorated with 2 2-line initials in blue with red penwork, one each on recto and verso; lower pastedown decorated with 1 2-line initial in red, with penwork whose color is obscured by a stain; rubrics in red, paragraph marks alternating between blue and red, capitals in text and marginal headings touched with red. Now in a 16th-century binding of a printed edition of Johannes Herolt's Liber Discipuli de eruditione Christifidelium (Rouen, 1508?).
Provenance:
Formerly owned by English collector George Dunn, February 1907.
Formerly owned by Duncan Beresford-Jones.
Sold at auction at Christie, Manson & Woods, 29 November 2000, lot 12, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
Related names:
Dunn, George, 1864-1912, former owner.
Beresford-Jones, Duncan, former owner.
Subject:
Medicine, Medieval.
Medicine - Early works to 1800.
Physiology - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Fragments.
Manuscripts, Latin - 13th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 90 (LJS 395).
Other Titles:
De proprietatibus rerum.
Liber Discipuli de eruditione Christifidelium.
Cite as:
LJS 395
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania LJS 395

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Collection: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Latin
Century: 13th century
Date: 1200
Genre: Codices
Genre: Fragments
Genre: Manuscripts, Latin - 13th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Medieval
Subject: Medicine
Subject: Medicine, Medieval
Subject: Physiology
Author: Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, active 13th century
Related names: Beresford-Jones, Duncan, former owner
Related names: Dunn, George, 1864-1912, former owner
Page material: Parchment