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Physiologus: A Metrical Bestiary Of Twelve Chapters
By Bishop Theobald

translated By Alan Wood Rendell

John & Edward Bumpus, Ltd.
London, 1928

This text is a translation and facsimile of a copy of the Physiologus attributed to Bishop Theobald (Theobaldus) which was printed in Cologne in 1492. "The author is believed to have been abbot of Monte Cassino A.D. 1022-1035, and a description of the abbey is appended with illustrations." The text of the 1492 edition is taken from an earlier (unidentified) manuscript.

In addition to the facsimile and translation of Theobald's Physiologus, the text also includes an introduction by Rendell, an article (originally published in Italian in 1925) on a related Physiologus manuscript, and a transcription of three versions of the twelve chapter Physiologus. The digital edition includes the facsimile and all of the text.

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