‘Liber Bestiarum’, Folio Society limited edition


‘Liber Bestiarum’ (2008), Folio Society limited edition; a facsimile edition of one of the most stunning bestiaries from the mid-13th century which is now housed in the Bodleian Library. Limited to 1,980 copies. Full red goatskin leather binding, accompanied by a commentary volume, and a protective clamshell case.

Condition: Book and commentary volume are like new. Very minimal shelf wear to the clamshell case.

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Production details according to the publisher:

  • Limited to 1,980 copies
  • Bound in full goatskin leather of finest Nigerian grade
  • Blocked in gold and three colours, with traditional raised bands on the spine
  • Binding design by David Eccles
  • Gilding on all three edges, ribbon marker
  • 137 folios, with 135 miniatures with the original gold leaf reproduced in foiling
  • 282 pages in total. 12″ x 7¾”
  • Commentary by Christopher de Hamel and translation by Richard Barber
  • 174 pages. Book size: 12″ x 7¾”
  • Presented in a buckram-bound solander box

Source: http://www.foliosociety.com/book/BYS/liber-bestiarum

Additional information

Weight 3.8 kg


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