Fitzwilliam Museum, MS 20
(Bestiaire of Guillaume le Clerc)


Produced: Ghent, 14th century
Current Location: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England, UK
Manuscript Type: Miscellany
Bestiary Family: French
Language: French
Folios: 166
Author: Guillaume le Clerc
Illustrated: Yes
Binding: 18th century
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 29 cm Width: 21.1 cm
Sample page - Fitzwilliam Museum MS 20
Folio 64r


The illustrated Bestiaire of Guillaume le Clerc is on folios 45r-73r. This is the copy of the Bestiaire designated S by Reinsch.

Also includes extracts from Brunetto Latini Livre du Tresor and the letter of Prester John.


  • folio 1r-8v Histoire de saint Phanuel (verse)
  • folio 9r-42r Histoire de Marie et de Jesus (verse)f
  • folio 42r-44v Assomption Nostre Dame (verse)
  • folio 44v-45v Histoire des trois Maries
  • folio 45v-73r Guillaume le Clerc, Bestiare divin (verse)
  • folio 73r-74v Brunetto Latini, Livre du Tresor, first extract
  • folio 74v-123r Somme le Roi
  • folio 123r-143r Honorius Augustodunensis, Lucidaire
  • folio 143r-153r Brunetto Latini, Livre du Tresor, second extract with Bestiary
  • folio 153r-156v Prester John’s letter
  • folio 156v-160v Brunetto Latini, Livre du Tresor, third extract on divisions of the earth
  • folio 160v-162r Brunetto Latini, Livre du Tresor, fourth extract on vertu maiement deseurte
  • folio 162r-166r Brunetto Latini, Livre du Tresor, fifth extract on pourveance

Formerly Berlin, Hamilton 273.

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Fitzwilliam Museum (Partial, low resolution)