Manuscript: Royal MS 6 A. xi
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British Library, Royal MS 6 A. xi
 

Produced:  12th century

Language: Latin

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Media: Vellum
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Folios: 160  Height: 29.2 cm   Width: 19.1 cm

Manuscript type: Miscellany

Location: British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Family: n/a

 




 
Description

"Theological Works, and an abridged Physiologus, in Latin, viz. :-

6. 'Incipiunt exceptiones Phisiologi': a somewhat abridged copy of a Latin version of the Greek moralized natural history called Physiologus, roughly resembling the A or B text of the Latin as printed by Cahier, Mélanges d'Archéologie, ii-iv. It seems to be without any of the extraneous additions contained in the ordinary bestiaries (cf. 2 C. XII, &c.). The order of the articles resembles that of 2 C. XII except that it begins in the middle with the article 'De Yena. Igitur animal est quod Greci ienam dicunt Latini beluam', and ends with the article 'De Natura Castoris'. f. 141.

7. 'De quatuor generibus preciosorum lapidum'; 'about stones named Adamas, Absen, Isten, Fuus. Beg. ' Quatuor sunt preciosorum lapidum genera. Unus quorum est in India'. f. 146b.

8. 'De Herodio'; about a fabulous Indian bird, beg. 'Avis est magna magnitudine'. f. 146 b." - British Library


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