Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 216
(Livre des proprietés des choses)


Produced: Paris, about 1400
Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Type: Encyclopedia
Language: French
Folios: 343
Author: Bartholomeus Anglicus
Illustrated: Yes
Script: Gothic bastard
Dimensions: Height: 42 cm Width: 31.5 cm
Folio 283r


The Livre des propriétés des choses of Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman), in the French translation done by Jean Corbechon. The illustrations do not depict animals individually , but only in groups (birds, mammals, etc.).

  • 1r-11r: Tables
  • 13r-14v: Prologue -
  • 14v-19v: Book I - Of god and of the divine names which are said of god
  • 19v-30r: Book II - Of the properties of both good and bad angels
  • 30r-42r: Book III - Of the human body
  • 43r-53r: Book IV - Of man and his parts
  • 53r-90r: Book V Of the body and its parts of which the holy scripture mentions
  • 91r-104r: Book VI
  • 104r-132r: Book VII - Of diseases which occur to human body
  • 132r-150r: Book VII Of the properties of natural things
  • 151r-160r: Book IX
  • 160v-163v: Book X - Of the matter in which material things are made
  • 163v-171r: Book XI - Of the air and its passions
  • 171r-184r: Book XII - Of the air
  • 184-193: Book XIII
  • 193-202: Book XIV - Of the earth of its parts and its properties
  • 202-228v: Book XV - Of the provinces and parts of the land
  • 228v-243r: Book XVI
  • 243r-282v: Book XVII
  • 283r-322v: Book XVIII
  • 322v-338r: Book XIX
  • 338r-342v: Treatise on the measurements of weights and sounds

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