Fountains Abbey bestiary

Record ID: 
159535
Accession number: 
MS M.890
Title: 
Fountains Abbey bestiary
Created: 
England, probably North Yorkshire, ca. 1325-1350.
Binding: 
Bound in tan morocco in 1920 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, for the Sothebys' sale.
Credit: 
Gift of Alastair Bradley Martin, 1958.
Description: 
22 leaves (2 columns, 44-45 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 227 x 152 mm.
Provenance: 
Probably executed at Fountains Abbey; owned by Mr. Merkynfeld in the 16th century (inscription on fol. 18v in a 16th-century hand: Mr. Merkynfeld owes (sic) this book); Ingilby family (probably passed on to this family by marriage; Thomas Markinfeld of Markenfeld Hall, only a mile from Fountains Abbey, married the third daughter of Sir William Ingleby, knight of Ripley and treasurer of Berwick, who died in 1578-9); Sir William Ingilby, Bt., of Ripley Castle, Yorkshire, his sale (London, Sotheby's, Oct. 21, 1920, lot 17) to Sydney Cockerell; his sale? 1956; H.P. Kraus, Alastair Bradley Martin, New York; gift of Martin in 1959.
Notes: 

Ms. bestiary, written and illustrated in England, probably Fountains Abbey, second quarter of 14th century.
Decoration: 103 line drawings of animals, birds, fish, humans.
4 of the 22 leaves are from a Missal.

Script: 
cursive
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: