Manuscript

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 1951
(Bestiaire d'amour rimé)

Codicology

Produced: France (Paris), 13th-14th century
Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Type: Bestiary
Language: French
Folios: 34
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Folio 13r

Description

The Bestiaire d'amour rimé by an anonymous author, based on the Bestiaire d'amour by Richard de Fournival, is on folios 1r - 34v. The illustrations are full color miniatures, framed and with a background, often of gold.

This work is also known as Le Bestiaire d’amours moralisé.

This is the only manuscript to have this rhyming Bestiaire verse version. There are significant differences between this text and Richard's Bestiaire. There are several additional animals and animal attributes not found in Richard's prose Bestiaire, and the text ends with the fire stones instead of the vulture. Animals found in this version but not in the Richard's prose or verse versions: antelope, stag (deer), phoenix, rat, bear, fire stones.

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Editions and Facsimiles

Printed editions

Arvid Thordstein, 1941

Digital facsimiles

Bibliothèque Nationale de France