Manuscript: MS M.459
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Morgan Library, MS M.459
(Bestiaire d'amour)
 

Produced: Northern Italy, c. 1290

Language: French

Author: Richard de Fournival
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Scribe: 

Binding: Modern green leather over boards
Media: Vellum
Script: Textura

Folios: 32  Height: 27 cm   Width: 20.2 cm

Manuscript type: Miscellany

Location: Morgan Library, New York, New York, United States

Family: n/a

 




 
Description

The Bestiaire d'amour (Bestiary of Love) by Richard de Fournival. Written and illuminated in northern Italy, probably Lombardy.

Includes the texts: Bestiaire d'amour (f. 2r-22v); a continuation of the bestiary, by Richard de Fournival, with 20 further animals and a different ending (f.22v-29v); extract from his Livre de li arriere bans (f.30r-32v).

The additional 20 animal examples following the standard Bestiaire d'amour is unusual; it occurs in one other manuscript, Ashb. 50 in the Laurentian Library in Florence.

3 large (2-column, half-page) drawings; 112 smaller drawings in the text; 3 historiated initials.


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