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De proprietatibus rerum

Author:  Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent.
Title:  De proprietatibus rerum.
Publisher:  Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 20 June 1492.
Call Number:  AE 2 .B3 1492 c.1

A northern European binding in full leather. The diapered pattern (i.e. the diagonals) are fairly typical of this era of binding. There were clasps to hold the book shut, which are now missing. The wood of the boards, most likely beech or oak, can be seen in the split in the leather.