William Caxton's earliest publishing venture, the first edition of this encyclopedic Latin treatise "on the properties of things," was printed anonymously, without location or date of publication. The longstanding uncertainty surrounding its origins is reflected by an eighteenth-century inscription at the end this copy.
06102. BARTHOLOMAEUS ANGLICUS (c. 1200–1272). De proprietatibus rerum. [Cologne: Johann Schilling, for William Caxton, c. 1471–72].
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, active 13th century, Printer of Flores S. Augustini, Caxton, William, approximately 1422–1491 or 1492, and Schilling, Johann, printer. , “06102,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed August 7, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1287.