London. British Library, Harley MS 4751

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The British Library, Polonsky Pre-1200 Project
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London. British Library
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British Library, Harley MS 4751
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  • Latin
Title
  • A bestiary with additions from Gerald of Wales's Topographia Hibernica
Agent
  • Preferred form
    • Giraldus Cambrensis (1146?-1223?)
    Original form
    • Gerald of Wales, ?1146-1223
    Other form
    • Giraldus Cambrensis
    • Gerald of Wales
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  • Preferred form
    • Isidore de Séville (saint, 0560?-0636)
    Original form
    • Isidore of Seville, c 560-636, Saint, Bishop of Seville
    Other form
    • Isidorus Hispalensis (saint ; 0560?-0636)
    • S. Isidorus Hispalensis
    • Isidorus Hispalensis
    • Isidore de Séville (saint ; 0560?-0636)
    • ISIDORUS HISPALENSIS (s.)
    • ISIDORUS HISPALENSIS
    • Sancti Isidori Hispalensis
    • ISIDORE
    • Isidorus
    • Isidore de Séville
    • Isidori Hispalensis
    • Isidori
    • ISIDORUS HISPALENSIS (s)
    • Isidorus Hispalensis (?),
    • Isidore (Saint), de Séville
    • Isidore de Séville saint 0560?-0636
    • Isidor, de Sevilla, sant, ca. 560-636
    • Isidore, of Seville, Saint, d. 636
    • Isidoro, Santo, Arzobispo de Sevilla
    • Isidorus Hispalensis 560-636
    • Isidorus van Sevilla
    • Author: Isidorus, Hispalensis
    • Isidore
    • Isidore of Seville
    • Isodore of Seville
    • Isidore de Séville (saint) (0560 ?-0636)
    • Isidore, of Seville, Saint, -636
    • Isidorus Hispalensis, 560?-636
    • Isidore de Séville (saint ; (0560?-0636)
    • Isidorus
    • Isidorus Hispalensis, 560-636
    • Isidorus, Hispalensis, 560-636
    • Isidore de Séville (saint)
    • Isidorus (560-636)
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Description
  • This manuscript contains a bestiary from the 'second family' of bestiaries (see James, The Bestiary (1928), pp. 15-16) with additions from Gerald of Wales's (b. c. 1146, d. 1223) Topographia Hibernica (Topography of Ireland) on Irish birds. Contents: ff. 1r-74v: Bestiary, beginning: 'Bestiarum vocabulum proprie convenit leonibus' and ending, 'ex eius calce multitudo nascatur'. It ends imperfectly with Isidore of Seville's (b. c. 560, d. 636) Etymology section devoted to plants. The text is closely related to Bodleian Library, Bodley MS 764 (see Willene B. Clark, A Medieval Book of Beasts (2006), pp. 75-76). Decoration:106 miniatures in colours of animals. Large initial on a rectangular ground in colours (f. 1r). Large initials in blue with red pen-flourishing, or in red with blue pen-flourishing. Rubrics in red. Notes in margin for the illuminator.
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