Fitzwilliam Museum, MS 20


Produced: Ghent, 14th century
Location: Fitzwilliam Museum (University of Cambridge), Cambridge, England, UK
Type: Miscellany
Language: French
Folios: 166
Illustrated: Yes
Binding: 18th century
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 29 cm Width: 21.1 cm
Folio 64r


The illustrated Bestiaire of Guillaume le Clerc is on folios 45r-73r.

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


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

Formerly Berlin, Hamilton 273.

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