Westminster Abbey Library, MS 22
(Westminster Abbey Bestiary)


Produced: England, c 1275-1300
Location: Westminster Abbey Library (Westminster Abbey), London, England, UK
Type: Bestiary
Family: Third
Language: Latin
Folios: 65
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Script: Gothic
Dimensions: Height: 22.3 cm Width: 16.3 cm
Folio 44r


Created in York, England in the late thirteenth century, this bestiary contains 164 miniatures of the animals described in the Latin text. This bestiary belongs to the third family that appears in the thirteenth century. It alters the ordering of the animals, beginning with domesticated livestock.

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Editions and Facsimiles

Printed editions

Ilya Dines, 2019

Printed facsimiles

SiloƩ, arte y bibliofilia, Burgos, 2004