Unpublished Manuscripts of Italian Bestiaries

Kenneth McKenzie

Publications of the Modern Language Association, XX, 1905, 380-433

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"Before the history of Italian bestiary literature can be satisfactorily written, considerable preliminary work remains to be done. ... The present paper, based in large part on work done in the libraries of Florence, Naples and Paris, is offered as a contribution to the study of the subject, and will, it is hoped, be of value in indicating a large amount of material, including several important manuscripts." The Italian bestiary manuscripts known as of 1905 are covered in detail.

<.p> Also includes a transcription of the fables found in Biblioteca Riccardiana, Cod. 1357 P. III. 4 and Biblioteca Riccardiana, Cod. 2260 R.IV 4.

The Italian bestiary manuscripts described by McKenzie but not by Goldstaub & Wendriner (the letter in [brackets] is the designated code for the manuscript):

  1. Bibliothèque Nationale de France, ital. 450 [Par]
  2. Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli, XII.E.11 [N]
  3. Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Chig.M.VI.137 [Ch1]
  4. Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Cod. Magliabechiano II.8.33 [St1]

Language: English

OCLC: 31255026


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