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"Selections from the Bestiary of Leonardo Da Vinci"
Oliver Evans
The Journal of American Folklore, 64:254 (Oct. - Dec), 1951, 393-396
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"It is not commonly known that Leonardo Da Vinci amused himself in his old age by composing a bestiary; the work has never been translated into English, and is almost unknown even in Italy."

Evans provides an English translation of part of Leonardo's bestiary, which consists of short accounts of beast attributes under such titles as "Treachery", "Truth", "Chastity" and "Anger", relating the beast's character to the named virtue or vice.

Language: English


 
 
   
 
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