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

MS. Ashmole 1511

Summary Catalogue no.: 7541

The Ashmole Bestiary

Bestiary ('The Ashmole Bestiary'); England (?Peterborough or ?Lincoln), early 13th century


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Important miniatures. Initials. (P&A iii. 334, pl. XXIX and frontispiece)


Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English, Peterborough (?) or Lincoln (?)

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Quarto Catalogue (W. H. Black, A descriptive, analytical, and critical catalogue of the manuscripts bequeathed unto the University of Oxford by Elias Ashmole Esq...., Quarto Catalogues X, 1845) and supplementary sources.

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