Terence Hanbury White
Title: The Book of Beasts : Being a Translation from a Latin Bestiary of the Twelfth Century
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Dover Publications March 1984
0486246094 / 9780486246093
Seller ID: 172115
A preeminent medievalist presents a wonderful catalog of real and fanciful beasts, including the manticore, griffin, phoenix, amphivius, jaculus, and many other exotic animals. White's witty, erudite commentary on scientific and historical aspects enhances this survey of proto-zoology on which science is based and pre-scientific perceptions of the earth's creatures. 128 black-and-white illustrations.