Manuscript: Royal MS 2 C. xii
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British Library, Royal MS 2 C. xii
 

Produced:  Early 13th century

Language: Latin

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Media: Vellum
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Folios: 146  Height: 33.7 cm   Width: 24.1 cm

Manuscript type: Miscellany

Location: British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Family: First; B-Is

 




 
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"3. 'Liber de natura quorundam animalium et lapidurn et quid significetur per eam.' In thirty-nine chapters, with a table of headings prefixed. Beg. 'De natura leonis, bestiarum seu animalium regis'. An early form of the Latin version of the Physiologus, resembling the A-B text printed by Cahier (Mélanges, ii-iv), with the addition of the corresponding passages from Isidore's Etymologiae. The last three articles seem to contain later accretions (cf Stowe MS. 1067, which is free of them), but as a whole it has a simpler and earlier form of text than 12 C. XIX, 12 F. xiii, &c. f. 133." [13 folia] - British Library

Parts of the text in this manuscript are also found in Newberry Library, MS 31.1 and Houghton Library, MS Typ 101.


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