British Library, Egerton MS 613
(Bestiaire of Guillaume le Clerc)


Produced: France, Mid 13th century
Location: British Library, London, England, UK
Type: Miscellany
Language: French
Folios: 74
Author: Guillaume le Clerc
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Vellum
Script: Gothic
Dimensions: Height: 22.5 cm Width: 14.5 cm
Folio 40v


Le Bestiaire divin of Guillaume le Clerc is on folio 31r - 58v. The illustrations are simple pen drawings.

This is one of the finest of over twenty versions of Guillaume's bestiary which survive... The rhyming couplets are written in double columns, illustrated with 34 framed pen-and-ink drawings... - [Payne, p.16]

Miscellanies in prose and verse, among which are... Li bestiaire, a poem, by Guillaume, clerc de Normandie...

[adapted from the British Library description]

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Editions and Facsimiles

Printed editions

Druce, 1936
Reinsch, 1973

Digital facsimiles

British Library