Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 135
(Livre des proprietés des choses)


Produced: France (Le Mans), 1445-1450
Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Type: Encyclopedia
Language: French
Folios: 358
Author: Bartholomeus Anglicus
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Folio 65r


Volume one of two volumes (MS fr.135 and fr.136).

The De proprietatibus rerum of Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman), in the French translation completed in 1372 for Charles V by Jean Corbechon, who is pictured on folio 29r presenting his book to the king. The manuscript has only a few illustrations; none are of beasts.

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