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MS. Bodl. 764

Summary Catalogue no.: 2543



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


Fine miniatures, initials. Companion MS. of London, B.L., Harl. MS. 4751. (Pächt and Alexander iii.372, pl. XXXIII)


Origin: 13th century, second quarter ; English

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


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Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.