Feb 23, 2012 - Sale 2269

Sale 2269 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 720
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
LEAF BOOK (BIRD & BULL PRESS.) Three Lions and the Cross of Lorraine: Bartholomaeus Angelicus, John of Trevisa, John Tate, Wynkyn de Worde, and De Proprietatibus Rerum. Single leaf (vi) of De Proprietatibus Rerum, the first book printed on paper made in England; numerous text illustrations. 4to, morocco-backed boards. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. Newtown, 1992

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number 90 of 138 numbered copies. Written in the thirteenth century by Bartolomaeus Angelicus, De Proprietatibus Rerum was one of the most popular medieval encyclopedias. It was printed by Wynken de Worde in 1495.