Manuscript

Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 167

Codicology

Produced: England (?), 1st half 13th century
Location: Bodleian Library (University of Oxford), Oxford, England, UK
Type: Bestiary
Family: First; B-Is
Language: Latin
Folios: 15
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 26.7 cm Width: 19.4 cm
Folio 7v

Description

An illustrated bestiary, partly based on the Etymologiae of Isidore of Seville..

Begins (rubric): 'De natura leonis, bestiarum seu animaliam regis. (text): Etenim Iacob benedicens ... Physiologus dicit tres res.' Ends with a chapter on the wolf (de lupo rapaci): 'Cerberus nostro gaudens iteritu.'

McCulloch (p.29) notes that the manuscript "adds [a] chapter on Lupus after Mermecolion".

Bodleian Summary Catalogue number 21741.

Additional Descriptions

Additional description

Editions and Facsimiles

Digital facsimiles

Bodleian Library (partial, 2 page images, 7 extracted images)