A Diary of Beasts (02/08)

As I continued to read my book The First Eden, I learned the  term for something I am sure we have all seen before:

Bestiariy

Page of Bestiary

A bestiary was a manuscript containing collections of stories (such as the one with Alexander the Great and the salamanders) and descriptions about animals. Usually illustrated, they were comprised of more than one author and included dimly remembered classical writers, from local folk tales, but least of all, from first-hand observations.

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