Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 308
(Bestiaire d'amour)


Produced: Metz, France, 1309-1325
Current Location: Bodleian Library, Oxford, England, UK
Manuscript Type: Miscellany
Language: French
Folios: 301
Author: Richard de Fournival
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 28 cm Width: 19.5 cm
Folio 96v


The Bestiaire d'Amour by Richard de Fournival is on folio 86(d)r-106v. There are numerous column width full color framed images. Many of the images feature a man (presumably Richard) showing a woman the animal he is using in his argument; the woman often looks unimpressed. Some animals are pictured more than once.

This is the copy of the Bestiaire designated O.

The manuscript includes several other unrelated texts, poetry and songs in French.

Bodleian Library Summary Catalog 21882.

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Editions and Facsimiles

Digital facsimiles

Bodleian Library (full facsimile)
Bodleian Library (partial, 172 images scanned from photographic slides)