Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Marston MS 119


Produced: Northern Italy, 13th century, 2nd half
Location: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Type: Miscellany
Language: Latin
Folios: 186
Illustrated: No
Scribe: Multiple
Binding: French, 19th century, quarter bound in blind-tooled brown calf
Media: Parchment
Script: Gothic bookhand
Dimensions: Height: 23.5 cm Width: 16.1 cm
Folio 178r


Miscellaneous texts, including a bestiary (part 6) and extracts from the Etymologiae of Isidore of Seville (part 7).

f.177v-183r: Bestiary, with extracts from Isidore, Etymologiae, Books 12.1.1-12.8.17. With over 120 animals, birds, fish, serpents and worms in about 12 pages, the entries are necessarily very short, some only a few words. Many of the fish and worms described are not usually found in a bestiary.

  • f.183r-183v: Extracts from Isidore, Etymologiae, Books 2 and 8. 'Philosofi grece latine amatores sapientie interpretantur'.

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