A short bestiary, partly from Isidorus's Etymologiae, written in the first half of the 13th cent.
Beg. [rubric]'De natura leonis, bestiarum seu animalium regis, [text] Etenim Iacob benedicens ... Phisiologus dicit tres res': ends in a chapter de lupo rapaci, 'Cerberus nostro gaudens interitu.' There are several pictures of animals.
A bookplate (lamp on books, foliage, etc.) with 'No. 146' and the motto 'studio minuente laborem' is in the book, and may belong to -- Sharpe of Coventry, from whom Douce obtained the volume by exchange (see MS. Douce 139), and who wrote a note on fol. ii.
- Creation: written in the first half of the 13th cent.
15 leaves, in double columns
Language of Materials
MS. Douce 167
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21741
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
On parchment, with miniatures
10 1/2 × 7 5/8 in.