British Library, Stowe MS 57


Produced: c. 1154
Location: British Library, London, England, UK
Type: Miscellany
Language: Latin/French/Old English
Folios: 166
Illustrated: No
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 29 cm Width: 17.5 cm
Folio 156r


This manuscript consists of a compilation of Latin moral, grammatical and historical treatises in prose and verses including interlinear and marginal glosses, probably collected by Geoffrey of Ufford (fl. c. 1154) and entitled 'Scutum Bede Collectivus Gaufridi de Ufford' (f. 1r); this appears to be the sole surviving copy of his compilation. 55v-165r: Libellus de nominibus naturalium rerum (Book on the Names of Natural Things), a trilingual glossary on lists of animals, plants and stones in Old English, Latin and Old French. - [British Library catalog description]

Lists of beast names, spaces left for illustrations but none completed.

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