Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 391 (V.2.11)
Title: De Proprietatibvs Rervm
Images: [ MS Hunter 391 fol. 1r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1199 and 1399
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Bartholomaei Anglici, (De Glanville), De Proprietatibvs Rervm.
Bartholomew the Englishman's, (De Glanville), Treatise on the Properties of Things:
Begins (1, 1 recto col. a, lines 1-3): Incipit prohemium de proprietatibus rerum fratris | bartholomei de ordine fratrum minorum [rubric] | C [gilt historiated initial representing a grey garbed friar seated, lecturing to other monks seated before him, from a book on a reading stand (white), background gold] vm proprietates rerum
Ends (23, 11 verso col. b, lines 10-13): ut patere potest diligentius intuenti. | Explicit tractatus de proprietatibus [rubric] | Explicit tractatus de proprietatibus [lined through with red] | Finito libro sit laus et gloria christo [rubric]
Remarks: On i, 3 verso in red pencil: 153.
On 1, 1 recto: Liber de Proprietatibus Rerum [XVIII. Cent. hand]. In the inner margin the marginal ornament ends in a female figure in kerchief and sleeved robe playing 'pipe and tabor.' Along the lower margin two dogs chase a wild boar, while a hare looks on.
On 23, 11 verso in a late XV. Cent. hand: Iste liber est de communi libraria fratrum beati ludouici de pissiaco ordinis predicatorum.
See V.2.9 for a note of other copies of this work in the Hunterian Museum Library.
Pissiacum = Poissy, near Paris, was the birthplace of S. Louis.
[Formerly R.3.13; R.3.30]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 12 1/8 x 8 5/8, ff. 275, originally ff. 276, well written in a French hand, in double cols. of 51 lines, each 8 5/8 x 2, ruled and margined with brown crayon, signatures, rubricated, catchwords, no foliation, first page floreated, first initial historiated, gilt illuminated gestured initials, beginning of books, blue initials with red ornament and gestures and vice versā, rubrics, running titles and paragraph marks in red and blue, initials of sentences touched with vermilion, marginalia, in same hand, clean, much cropped, otherwise well preserved, fol. sec. uel nocionalibus. Cent. XIII.-XIV.
Binding: Millboards, covered, maroquin citron, gilt-tooled inside margins, edges and sides (lines) and panelled back, gilt edges, title (gilt) on crimson morocco shields: LIBER . DE | PROPRIETATIBU | RERUM | CODEX | MSS. IN | MEMBRANIS. Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 312.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Treatise
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasions: 'The Glory of the Page', Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. 1988, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Jun.-Aug. 1988, Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Nov. 1988-Jan. 1989.
Bibliography: Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), no. 22; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 312-313.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Bartholomew de Glanville fl.1230-1250
Bartholomaeus Anglicus.
exhibition: Glory of the Page 1987-1989
Exhibition of medieval manuscripts from Glasgow University Library: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. …
provenance: Abbey of St Louis (Poissy)
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