The Book of Beasts being a Translation from a Latin Bestiary of the Twelfth Century
Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1954
Condition: Near Fine
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The first edition of this translated bestiary from the twelfth century. Illustrated throughout with reproductions from the original manuscript and later editions. The first edition of this work, being a translation of a Latin bestiary from the twelfth century preserved at the Cambridge University Library. By T H White.?A work of natural history, sharing zoological facts and fancies that can be traced in literature through Herodotus, Aristotle, Pliny, Solinus, and others, up to Physiologus, who wrote a book of beasts which is the ancestor of this manual.?The information imparted in these books was accompanied by religious exhortation. Out of their illustrations of living and fabulous creatures - each laden with a moral - arose a symbolism which is still potent in literature and legend.?A fascinating volume, illustrated throughout with various reproductions from the original manuscripts and some later sources. With the unclipped dust wrapper. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally lovely with only minor shelf wear and a slight bumping to the tail of the spine. The dust wrapper is unclipped and smart, with only slight shelf wear and a faint sunning to the spine. internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. Illustrated throughout with various reproductions from the original manuscripts and some later sources. Near Fine. Seller Inventory # 770A39
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Title: The Book of Beasts being a Translation from ...
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London
Publication Date: 1954
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Indeed
Edition: First edition.
Book Type: book
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