These images come from the fabled manuscript, 'Liber Floridus' (Book of Flowers), a Medieval encyclopædia produced some 900 years ago by Lambert, Canon of St Omer, in the NE France/Flanders/Belgium region.
Psautier de Saint-Louis Paris, 1260-1270 Commanditaire: Louis IX de France (saint Louis, reg. 1226-1270) Enlumineurs: six miniaturistes du scriptorium du roi Louis Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Ms. Lat. 10525
Aberdeen bestiary - the Fox: "The fox is crafty and deceitful. When it is hungry it rolls in red earth to look as if it is covered in blood. It feigns death by holding its breath. Birds come to sit on the body whereupon the fox jumps up and eats them.
Five zodiacal constellations: Cancer, Leo, Libra, Virgo and Scorpio in a manuscript copy of ‘Ajā'ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā'ib al-mawjūdāt (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing) by al-Qazwīnī (d.
'Ex Glande Quercus' by nikeyvv, Deviant art. A blend of drolleries selected out of about 50 folios from the Macclesfield Psalter. The Macclesfield Psalter is a lavishly illuminated manuscript from East Anglia, written in Latin and produced around