Huntington Library, HM 27523
(Livre des Propriétés des Choses)


Produced: France, 15th century
Location: Huntington Library, San Marino, California, USA
Type: Encyclopedia
Language: French
Folios: 277
Author: Bartholomaeus Anglicus
Illustrated: Yes
Binding: French polished calf, 18th century
Media: Parchment
Script: Bâtarde script
Dimensions: Height: 38 cm Width: 29 cm
Folio 134r


The De proprietatibus rerum of Bartholomaeus Anglicus, translated into French by Jean Corbichon.

The start of the bird chapter (134r, 4 framed images) and the beast chapter (f228r, 9 framed images) have composite illustrations.

[From the Huntington Library description]

Nineteen miniatures introducing each book, framed by simple burnished gold bands, with backgrounds often as feathery gold or silver rinceaux against black or dark pink grounds; f. 134, in 4 compartments, an eagle, a swan, a stork, a rooster; f. 228, 9 compartments containing a hedgehog, a lion, a bear, a monkey, a wolf (?), a boar, a dog, a stag and a horse.

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