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Vollständige Faksimile-Ausgabe im Originalformat der Handschrift Ms. Ashmole 1511--Bestiarium: aus dem Besitz der Bodleian Library, Oxford
Bodlean Library
Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1982; Series: Codices selecti phototypice impressi v. 76

Text in Latin. Incipit (p. [21]): Incipit liber de naturis bestiarum. The preceding pages contain the story of creation from Genesis (Genesis I, 1-28; I, 31-II, 2) and a section (beginning: Omnib[us] animantib[us] Adam p[ri]mus uocabula indidit) from Isidore of Seville's Etymologiae (XII, 1-8)./ M.R. James places MS. Asmole 1511 with the 12th cent. family of bestiaries which are much-expanded classified rearrangements of the 4th cent. Latin Physiologus. Cf. The Bestiary: Being A Reproduction in Full of Ms. Ii 4. 26 in the University Library, Cambridge, with supplementary plates from other manuscripts of English origin, and a preliminary study of the Latin bestiary as current in England (Oxford, 1928) The Bestiary / edited by M.R. James. 1928. p. 13ff.

Issued in a slipcase with title: Bestiarium : Oxford Ashmole 1511 : Faksimile. Book has spine title reading the same, without "Faksimile."/ "Die Verkaufasauflage der Akademischen Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt ist auf neunhundertachtzig numerierte Exemplare limitiert. Davon sind hundert Exemplare (numeriert I-C) für die Ausgabe mit handaufgelegtem Foliengold reserviert. Die Ausgabe mit konventioneller Goldreproduktion ist von 1-880 numeriert." In additon there are 3000 numbered copies for publication by Club du livre, Paris, and 500 numbered copies for Ediciones de Arte y Bibliofilia, Madrid. Finally, 40 unnumbered copies, not for sale, were produced for each of the three co-publishers.

105 pp., color illustrations.

Language: Latin

ISBN: 3-201-01218-1; LCCN: 84199934; LC: PA8275.B4 1982; DDC: 398.2/45 19
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