A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 764

Summary Catalogue no.: 2543

Contents

Bestiary

The so-called 'second-family' text, as pr. A Medieval Book of Beasts, ed. Willene B. Clark (2006), where this MS. is siglum B; but this MS., like the related manuscript London, British Library Harley MS. 4751, has the chapters in a different order (Clark, p. 241). The present MS. also contains numerous textual interpolations (most but not all also found in Harl. 4751).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine miniatures, initials. Companion MS. of London, B.L., Harl. MS. 4751. (P&A iii.372, pl. XXXIII)

History

Origin: 13th century, second quarter ; English

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

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