Manuscript

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Nouv. acq. fr. 13521
(Bestiaire of Pierre de Beauvais [short version])

Codicology

Produced: France, 13th century
Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Type: Miscellany
Family: French
Language: French
Folios: 419
Author: Pierre de Beauvais
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 26.7 cm Width: 18.5 cm
Folio 25v

Description

Contains the Bestiaire of Pierre de Beauvais, short version, on folios 22r-31v. This manuscript is called text "L" in Mermier's edition. Each beast section begins with a capital letter, and has an associated illustration. The 37 color illustrations are small (column width or less) and not well executed.

Also contains other texts by Pierre de Beauvais: Li livres du monde, La deite du cors et de l'ame, La mansions et la force qui est en siaumoier, and several saint's lives.

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Editions and Facsimiles

Printed editions

Mermier, 1977

Digital facsimiles

Bibliothèque Nationale de France