Eton College Natural History Society
This article is a general introduction to the genre of the medieval bestiary. It appears to have been originally delivered as a speech, though the date and location is unknown.
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The print edition of this text was published in London in 1931; the digital edition was created from the original in 2003 by Rosemary Pardoe and David Badke. Rosemary is the editor of the The Ghosts & Scholars M.R. James Newsletter web site. The original print edition by M. R. James (1862-1936) is believed to be in the public domain under Canadian copyright law. The digital edition is copyright 2003 by Rosemary Pardoe and David Badke, but can be used for any non-commercial purpose without further permission. See the copyright notice in the digital edition for more information.
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