Manuscript: Cotton Nero A. v
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British Library, Cotton Nero A. v
(Bestiaire of Philippe de Thaon)
 

Produced: England, Last half of 12th century

Language: French

Author: Philippe de Thaon
Illustrator: 
Scribe: 

Binding: 
Media: Vellum
Script: 

Folios: 118  Height: 16.1 cm   Width: 11.3 cm

Manuscript type: Miscellany

Location: British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Family: n/a

 



Source: British Library - Collect Britain | Copyright Copyright 2004 British Library / Used by permission | Folio 61v


 
Description

"1. f.1r: Liber de creaturis; versibus Gallicanis, per Philippum de Thaun: in quo agitur de 12 signis zodiaci, de anno, de diebus septimanae, de mensibus, de lunationibus, de saltu lunae, de variis lunae phasibus, deque aliis ad computum ecclesiaticum spectantibus.

2. f.41r: Bestiarius; quem idem Philippus de Thaun fecit, in laude et memoria reginae Angliae Aelidis (sive Adelizae) uxoris R. Henrici I. Liber iste Bestiarius dicitur, quia imprimis de bestiis loquitir, quas nimirum auctor allegorice interpretatur, versibus quoque Gallicianis. Liber olim erat S. Mariae de Holm-cultram." - British Library

"The bestiary is on folia 41r to 82v. The manuscript was once in the possession of (and may have been written in) the Cistercian monastery of Holmcultram in Cumberland. It has spaces for illustrations that were not filled in." - Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries (Chapel Hill, 1962) McCulloch

Other manuscripts containing Philippe's bestiary are Oxford, Merton College 249 and Copenhagen, Kongelige Bibliotek 3466.


 
Editions and Facsimiles

Printed editions: Le Bestiaire de Philippe de ThaŁn (Paris and Lund, 1900) Walberg, 1900 / Popular treatises on science written during the Middle Ages, in Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and English. Edited from the original manuscripts (London, 1841) Wright, 1841


 

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