Manuscript: Egerton MS 613
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British Library, Egerton MS 613
(Bestiaire of Guillaume le Clerc)
 

Produced: France, Mid 13th century

Language: French

Author: Guillaume le Clerc
Illustrator: 
Scribe: 

Binding: 
Media: Vellum
Script: 

Folios: 74  Height: 22.5 cm   Width: 14.5 cm

Manuscript type: Miscellany

Location: British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Family: n/a

 




 
Description

The bestiary is on folia 31r to 58v.

"This is one of the finest of over twenty versions of Guillaume's bestiary which survive... The rhyming couplets are written in double columns, illustrated with 34 framed pen-and-ink drawings..." - Medieval Beasts (New York, 1990) Payne, p.16

"Miscellanies in prose and verse, among which are... Li bestiaire, a poem, by Guillaume, clerc de Normandie..." - British Library


 
Editions and Facsimiles

Printed editions: The Bestiary of Guillaume le Clerc (Ashford, 1936) Druce, 1936 / Le Bestiaire: Das Thierbuch des Normannischen Dichters Guillaume le Clerc (New York, 1973) Reinsch, 1973


 

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