Manuscript: Univ. Lib. MS 24
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Aberdeen University Library, Univ. Lib. MS 24
(Aberdeen Bestiary)
 

Produced: England, c 1200

Language: Latin

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Media: Parchment
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Folios: 103  Height: 30.2 cm   Width: 21 cm

Manuscript type: Bestiary

Location: Aberdeen University Library (University of Aberdeen), Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Family: Second

 



Source: Aberdeen University, 1996 (Aberdeen Bestiary Project) | Copyright 2003 University of Aberdeen | Folio 15r


 
Description

"The recorded history of the manuscript begins in 1542 when it was listed as No.518 Liber de bestiarum natura in the inventory of the Old Royal Library, at Westminster Palace. ... Several books 'escaped' from the royal library, frequently to other ardent collectors, and the Aberdeen Bestiary was probably given away in the early seventeenth century. ... It was probably Patrick who gave the book to Thomas Reid. ... Reid was Regent of Marischal College, Aberdeen and Latin Secretary to James VI. Reid gave it, along with about 1350 books and manuscripts, to Marischal College in 1624/5. When the Library was catalogued by Thomas Gray in c.1670, the book had the shelfmark 2.B.XV Sc and was called Isidori phisiologia. ...a shelf catalogue, MS M 72, was made in 1726. In this catalogue the excisions in the Bestiary are recorded for the first time, setting a terminal date for the mutilations. When Marischal College amalgamated with Aberdeen University in 1860, the Bestiary became part of the University collection." - The Aberdeen Bestiary Project (Aberdeen, 1996) Aberdeen Bestiary Website

The artist may be the same as that of Bodleian Library, MS Ashmole 1511.


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Editions and Facsimiles


Digital editions: The Aberdeen Bestiary Project (Aberdeen, 1996) Aberdeen University


Digital facsimiles: The Aberdeen Bestiary Project (Aberdeen, 1996) Aberdeen University

 

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