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ROXBURGHE CLUB. JAMES (M.R.) Editor.. The Bestiary. Being a Reproduction in Full of the Manuscript Ii. 4. 26 in the University Library, Cambridge, with Supplementary Plates from other Manuscripts of English Origin, and a Preliminary Study of the Latin Bestiary as Current in England.1928

Printed for the Roxburghe Club by John Johnson at the University Press, Oxford. Folio (320 x 230 mm), [12], 59, [1]pp., with 148 full-pages of collotype facsimile of the MS. and 22 plates of facsimiles of other manuscripts, title printed in red and black, orig. quarter blue Roxburghe morocco, spine lettered in gilt direct, uncut, t.e.g. 'Perhaps the best known of James's books for the Club is The Bestiary (1928). In addition to a complete facsimile of one of the Cambridge manuscripts, he wrote, in the sixty pages of his introduction, a full account of the Physiologus text in England. It was a subject that had long fascinated him, and this study of it is one which, in its application of palaeographical treatment to the transmission of texts and medieval history, only he could have written.' —Barker. Provenance: Bookplate of C. H. Wilkinson and Desmond Morris. Barker, p. 60.

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