Manuscript: Plimpton MS 263
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Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Plimpton MS 263
(De Proprietatibus rerum)
 

Produced: England, 2nd quarter 15th century

Language: English

Author: Bartholomaeus Anglicus
Illustrator: 
Scribe: Roger Motram (?)

Binding: ca. 1800, in England in Russia leather
Media: Parchment
Script: Anglicana formata

Folios: 388  Height: 55 cm   Width: 39 cm

Manuscript type: Single-author

Location: Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Columbia University), New York, NY, United States

Family: n/a

 



Source: Digital Scriptorium | Copyright 2004 Copyright 2004 Columbia University | Folio 9r


 
Description

The early English version of the De proprietatibus rerum of Bartholomaeus Anglicus is on folios 1r-379r. The text is not illustrated, though there are many decorated initials and borders and pen scrollwork. The text was translated from the Latin by John Trevisa. This manuscript has printers' marks throughout, suggesting that it was the source for the first English printed edition, produced in the late fifteenth century by Wynkyn de Worde.


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