Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 944
(Bestiaire of Pierre de Beauvais, short version)


Produced: France, 15th century
Current Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Manuscript Type: Miscellany
Bestiary Family: French
Language: French
Author: Pierre de Beauvais
Illustrated: No
Folio 39r


Contains the Bestiaire of Pierre de Beauvais, short version, on folios 14r-34v. It is not illustrated.

The text is incomplete, ending with the elephant; the onager, diamond, wolf and dog chapters are missing.

This is the Bestiaire manuscript designated S.

The text is in one column. Each beast section begins with a simple capital letter. The text is written in a hurried script that is almost illegible.

Begins "Cy commence le livre que on appelle Bestiaire, et pour ce est il ainsi appellés..." and end "... le malle a autres teus fueilles comme betes".

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Editions and Facsimiles

Printed editions

Mermier, 1977

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Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Monochrome images)