Bestiary: An Illuminated Alphabet of Medieval Beasts

Jonathan Hunt

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998; Series: Books for Young Readers

An alphabet bestiary featuring mythical animals such as the amphisbaena, basilisk, and catoblepas. A map depicting the world in the Middle Ages on endpapers. Meant for younger readers.

"Here are twenty-six creatures from those medieval legends, from the two-headed amphisbaena to the fierce ziphius, a water-owl that preys on ships and sailors. Detailed, dramatic paintings based on illuminated manuscripts will transport you to the Middle Ages -- when much of the world was still unknown and mysterious terrors haunted the night." - publisher

Color illustrations (drawings), bibliography.

Language: English

ISBN: 0-689-81246-9; LCCN: 96042102; LC: GR825.H861998; DDC: 398.24/5420


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