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. 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. Gold is used for the image frames and for highlighting in some images.

This is the Bestiaire manuscript designated L.

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.

Additional Descriptions

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Editions and Facsimiles

Printed editions

Mermier, 1977

Digital facsimiles

Bibliothèque Nationale de France