Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 15213
(Bestiaire d'amour / Aesop's Fables)


Produced: Paris, 1325-1350
Current Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Manuscript Type: Bestiary
Language: French
Folios: 100
Author: Richard de Fournival
Illustrated: Yes
Illustrator: Richard de Montbaston
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 19 cm Width: 12.5 cm
Sample page - Bibliothéque Nationale de France fr. 15213
Folio 83v


A copy of Aesop's Fables (an anonymous translation of Novus Aesopus by Nequam) is on folios 1r - 56v.

The Bestiaire d'amour of Richard de Fournival is on folios 57r - 95v. This is the copy of the Bestiaire designated G.

Both are richly illustrated, probably by the same artist, with liberal use of gold. There are many ornate initials.

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