This Bestiary, MS. Bodley 764, was produced around the middle of the thirteenth century and is of singular beauty and interest. The lively illustrations have the freedom and naturalistic quality of the later Gothic style, and make dazzling use of colour. The 136 illuminations are reproduced to the same size and in the same place as in the original manuscript, and the text fitted around them. Richard Barber's translation from the original Latin is a delight to read, capturing both the serious intent of the manuscript and its charm.
|Paperback Book, 206 pages||English|
|Boydell Press (Dec. 23rd, 2010)||Unknown|
|9780851157535||5.45 x 8.51 x 0.58 inches|
|Folklore and Mythology|