Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 25566
(Bestiaire d'amour / De Renart le Nouvel)


Produced: France, ca. 13th century
Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Type: Miscellany
Language: French
Folios: 283
Author: Richard de Fournival / Jacquemart Gielée
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 25.5 cm Width: 17 cm
Folio 85r


The Bestiaire d'amour by Richard de Fournival is on folio 83r-98r; the Response by the lady is on folio 98r-106v. The Bestiaire is illustrated with color paintings in frames, with colored or gold backgrounds. The Response is not illustrated.

This is the copy of the Bestiaire designated A.

The partially illustrated fables of Reynard the Fox (De Renart le Nouvel) are on folio 109r-177r. The fables are in verse, with some including musical notation.

The manuscript also includes two other texts by Richard de Fournival: Li Consaus d'amours and Poissance d’amours. It also contains his songs.

The other 43 texts in the manuscript include the Songs of Adam de la Halle, with musical notation; some other treatises on love; and several religious texts.

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