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.@BLMedieval my favorite is the GORGEOUS dragon and dragon-fly from Lovell Lectionary c. 1400 http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2014/08/bugs-in-books.html#sthash.hTOqM7MB.dpuf …

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Bugs in books --- Detail of a marginal dragonfly and dragon, from the Lovell Lectionary, England (probably Glastonbury), c. 1400 – c. Harley MS f.

Medieval Bestiary : Ostrich Gallery

3466 Folio carelessly laying its eggs on the sand. It does this when it sees the star Virgilia (the Pleiades) rising;

A firedrake.

Dragon Serpent, Ancient Shamanic Medicines along with the Giant Birds, (detail) Manuscript illuminator Jean Bourdichon Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne, France

A fire breathing dragon battles a lion in folio 13r of The Taymouth Hours Yates Thomspon MS 13 Images from the British Library Manuscript website.

A fire breathing dragon battles a lion in folio of The Taymouth Hours Yates Thomspon MS 13 Images from the British Library Manuscript website.

The Alphonso Psalter, c 1284-1316, England (Anglo-French) (British Library, Add MS 24686 f. 12r)

The Alphonso Psalter - folio A Stag fighting a magnificent winged Dragon - on the back of another Dragon! Sometimes known as the Tenison Psalter. Origin is likely Westminster or London, England - Dated to Add MS 24686

.@BLMedieval my favorite is the GORGEOUS dragon and dragon-fly from Lovell Lectionary c. 1400 http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2014/08/bugs-in-books.html#sthash.hTOqM7MB.dpuf …:

Detail of a marginal dragonfly and dragon, from the Lovell Lectionary, England (probably Glastonbury), c. 1400 – c.

Historiated initial from the Codex Gisle, by Gisela von Kerssenbrock

Announced by Quaternio, the Gradual of Gisela von Kerssenbrock (Codex Gisle) is the amazing facsimile of a rare manuscript painted by a nun from Rulle.

Manuscript Leaf with Initial S, from a Gradual Date: second quarter 15th century Geography: Made in probably Mainz, Germany Culture: German Medium: Tempera, ink, and metal leaf on parchment Dimensions: 19 3/4 x 14 1/8 in. (50.1 x 35.9 cm)

Ladder frame - Manuscript Leaf with Initial S, from a Gradual Date: second quarter century Geography: Made in probably Mainz, Germany Culture: German Medium: Tempera, ink, and metal leaf on parchment Dimensions: 19 x 14 in.

Légende dorée/Golden Legend, detail, Jacques de Voragine, trans., Jean de Vignay (1282?-13..). : Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 244.

Légende dorée/Golden Legend, detail, Jacques de Voragine, trans., Jean de Vignay (1282?-13..). : Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 244.

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