A bestiary is a compendium of beasts. Originating in the ancient world, bestiaries were made popular in the Middle Ages in illustrated volumes that described various animals and even rocks. The natural history and illustration of each beast was usually accompanied by a moral lesson.

A Chinese Bestiary. Strange Creatures from the Guideways Through Mountains and Seas by Richard E. Strassberg

A Wizard's Bestiary. A Menagerie of Myth, Magic, and Mystery by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, Ash Dekirk

Asian Bestiary, Volume I by Michael Surbrook

Asian Bestiary, Volume II by Michael Surbrook

Bestiary, being an English version of the Bodleian Library by Richard Barber

Bestiaries and their Users in the Middle Ages by Ron Baxter

Dracopedia. The Bestiary An Artist's Guide to Creating Mythical Creatures by William O'Connor

Medieval Bestiaries. Text, Image, Ideology by Debra Hassig

Mediaeval Latin and French bestiaries by Florence McCulloch

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings. A 21st Century Bestiary by Caspar Henderson

The Medieval Bestiary. A Complete Handbook of Medieval Beasts by Tim Carroll, Ken Cliffe

The Medieval Bestiary. The Bestiary of Philippe de Thaon

Theobaldus Physiologus. The Medieval Bestiary