Trinity College Library, R.14.9


Produced: England, 1275-1300
Location: Trinity College Library (University of Cambridge), Cambridge, England, UK
Type: Miscellany
Family: First; Transitional
Language: Latin
Folios: 106
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Vellum
Script: In various hands
Dimensions: Height: 26.7 cm Width: 17.8 cm
Folio 89v


The Bestiary is on folio 89v-105v. It is illustrated with many small full color images.

Double columns of 45 lines. In a fine hand, illustrated with many small square and oblong miniatures in gold frames of the most admirable finish. The grounds of the miniatures are either dark blue, or pale red, or brown red, with dotted and diapered patterns. The work is English. The text begins: "Et enim iacob benedicens filium suum iudam ait catulus leonis est iudas filius meus." It ends imperfectly in the section on the Frog: "Rane a garulitate eo quod circa genitales [strepunt paludes etc.]." This is added in a neat xvith cent. hand ending "lacertorum ut lubigo et hoc similia. Expl. liber Bestiarum." - [James] (James no. 884)

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