Richard De Fournivall's 'Bestiaire D'Amour', In A Miscellany Of Texts In French
Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum
A calendar which precedes the other texts includes the dedication of the church of St. Lawrence, Ludlow (the largest parish church in Shropshire); the manuscript was undoubtedly made for use in the parish. It contains a variety of texts, all in French but not all religious--one concerns how a lord or lady show manage their estates, another gives rules for ensuring love and friendship-- which suggests that the book may was owned by a wealthy layperson, rather than a cleric.
The 'Bestiaire d'amour' compares the behaviour of animals with the behaviour of lovers. The first page of the text is illustrated with drawings showing its composition and presentation.