Bestiary Bodleian Library M.S. Folio Society 1992

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Bestiary

Being an English version of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, M.S. Bodley 764.

Bestiaries are a particularly characteristic product of medieval times. They consisted of descriptions of animals, actual and fantastic, from which the reader could obtain amusement, useful information about each animal’s nature and symbolic qualities and, ultimately, moral inspiration. For the modern reader, the Bestiary provides a useful reference companion to the works of authors such as Chaucer or Shakespeare.

Features;

  • Folio Society First Impression No. 726
  • Publisher Folio Society, London; 1992
  • Quarter Blue Buckram Hardback, 205 pp
  • Over a hundred original miniatures reproduced in facsimile
  • Size 275 x 175mm, 1.4kg

Condition: Fine – Superb Unmarked Copy

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Weight 1.4 kg

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