|12 × 1.8 × 15.5 cm
Publisher, The De La More Press, London 1905.
Hardback, 1/4 bound in vellum with light-blue cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine and embossed shield of the Kings Classics on the front board. Text block T.E.G.
Condition, Used – Good, Vellum in good condition with the blue boards showing some signs of wear but good nonetheless. Text-block clean and free from notes.
This book is drawn from one of the most widely read books of medieval times. Written by an English Franciscan, Bartholomew, in the middle of the thirteenth century, it speedily travelled over Europe. It was translated into English in 1397. Written to explain the allusions to natural objects met with in the Scriptures, it was, in fact, an account of the properties of things in general; an encyclopaedia of similes for the benefit of the village preaching friar.
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