Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

Of Rubies.

*THE Rubies grow in India, and are found for the most part in a riuer named Pegu. These are of the best kind and finest, which they of the land of M∣labar call Nunpuclo, and are well sold, if they be faire and cleane without spots. In the Iland of Zeylath, being in the second India, are found many Rubies, which the Indians name Manecas: the most part of these, are pale, and fleshlye coloured, and very few in perfect beautie, which is as the red Rose and orient. If abiding their first triall in the fire, they grow to a sparklyng cléere coale shining, called of the Gréekes Anthrax, which signifieth a coale of the Latines called, Carbunculus. Their values in the In∣dies are 50. shillings, but being brought hether, are solde for much more.