De Proprietatibus Rerum (On the Properties of Things)


An early forerunner of the encyclopedia, De Proprietatibus Rerum dates from the 13th century and is often described as a bestiary although its focus encompasses theology and astrology as well as the natural sciences (as understood in 1240).

In Collection:
Creator Subject Language Identifier
  • Shelf Mark: Ms.Lat.1
Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 83 leaves ; binding 15.5 x 21.5 cm ; pages 14.5 x 20.5 cm
Alternative title
  • Barthomoleus Anglicus, De Proprietatibus Rerum;Liber Propriet manuscript
Additional physical characteristics
  • Binding : 19th Century, red-brown leather; abbreviated title (Liber Propriet manuscript) printed on upper spine. Typeface: handwritten, gothic script, on vellum with a small hand.
Physical repository Collection
  • Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Collection
Provenance Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • 1984-061
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by Date digitized
  • November 7, 2014
Transcript Technical note
  • Metadata by KD.
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original manuscript and for reproduction requests (fee for reproductions). This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.

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