Van den proprieteyten der dinghen.

Accession number: 
PML 659
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, active 13th century.
Te Haerlem : Jacop Bellaert, M.CCCC. ende lxxxv. opte[n] heylighen kersauent [24 December 1485].
[466] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 30 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title and imprint from colophon, leaf EE6v: Hier eyndet dat boeck welck ghehieten is bartholomeus vanden proprieteyten der dinghen inden iaer ons heren M.CCCC. en[de] lxxxv. opte[n] heylighen kersauent. Ende is gheprint ende oeck mede voleyndt te haerlem in hollant ter eren godes ende om leringhe der menschen van mi Meester IACOP BEllAERT ghebore[n] van zerixzee.
Printed in Bellaert's type 1:98/99G. Printer's mark, leaf EE7r.
Signatures: aa⁶ bb⁴; a-r [curled-r] [long-s] s-t v u w x-z [et] [us]⁸ ē⁶; A-V W X-Y AA-BB⁸ CC-DD⁶ EE⁸: 466 leaves, leaves aa1, ē, and EE8 blank. Leaves aa1 not signed, aa2 signed aa1, etc; A1 not signed, leaf A2 signed A1, etc.
Paper format: Chancery folio.
Woodcuts, attributed to the so-called Haarlem Woodcutter.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 27.5 x 19.4 cm.
PML copy with numerous leaves, including quire DD and some woodcuts, replaced from a smaller copy. Leaves c4 and A1 (with woodcuts) partially rebacked.

17th/18th-century (Netherlandish?) stiff parchment, with blind-stamped centerpiece, over wooden boards (30 x 21 cm), sewn on 5 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves; plain endbands; red sprinkled edges. 2 clasps, one missing.

Hand decoration: Contemporary rubrication, alternating red and blue initials, red paragraph marks and capital strokes; blue initial with red penwork decoration, green and red wash (leaf a2r). Woodcuts colored by hand. Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Unidentified French catalogue description, no. 227, citing replacement of quire DD with one from smaller copy; William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), purchased Morris's library in August 1896, armorial bookplate (front endleaf 1 recto) and price code: d/wm/- +___ (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.