Bowen, Karen L. "Illustrating Books with Engravings: Plantin's Working Practices Revealed" in Print Quarterly 20:1, 2003, page 3-34.

Carter, Harry. "The Types of Christopher Plantin" (The Library, series 5, number 3, September 1956, p. 170-179).

This article on the typefaces and typographers used by Plantin includes facsimiles of several typefaces.

Celenza, Christopher S. Renaissance Humanism and the Papal Curia (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999)

Clair, Colin. Christopher Plantin (London: Cassell & Company, 1960).

A complete biography of the printer Plantin, with information on his printing business and a background on sixteenth-century Antwerp and the society of the period.

Curley, Michael J. Physiologus (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1979).

An introduction to the Physiologus, with a study of the various versions and an English translation of 51 chapters. The book is illustrated with the woodcuts of the Rome, 1587 edition of the Sancti Epiphaniii ad Physiologum.

Delen, A. J. J. Histoire de la Gravure dans les Anciens Pays-Bas & dans les Provinces Belges, des Origines Jusqu'a la Fin du XVIe Siècle; Deuxième Partie: Le XVIe Siècle, les Graveurs-Illustrateurs. (Paris: F. De Nobele,1969).

The section titled "Les Illustrateurs de Christope Plantin et de ses Contemporains (1550-1600)" (page 78-90) describes the working arrangement of Plantin and illustrator Pieter van der Borcht, and gives details about van der Borcht's work.

Faithorne, William. The Art of Graveing and Etching. (London, 1662; facsimile reproduction by Da Capo Press, New York, 1970).

This instruction book on the craft of engraving and printing using copper plates, written in the late 17th century, describes techniques that were being developed in Plantin's time. The methods of copperplate printing remained essentially unchanged for many years.

Funck, Maurice. Le livre belge à gravures: guide de l'amateur de livres illustrés imprimés en Belgique avant le XVIIIe siècle (Paris: Oest, 1925).

Grant, Robert M. Early Christians and Animals (London & New York: Routledge, 1999).

A study of animal symbolism among early Christians. A translation of some chapters of the Physiologus is included.

Hollstein, F. W. H. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700 (Amsterdam: M. Hertzberger, 1949).

Volume 3 (pages 99-108) contains a list of books illustrated by Pieter van der Borcht, with several examples of his work.

Landwehr, John. Emblem Books in the Low Countries 1554-1949: A Bibliography (Utrecht: Haentjens Dekker & Gumbert, 1970).

McCulloch, Florence. Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1962).

This is a standard reference on the medieval bestiary. It includes one chapter each on the Greek and the Latin Physiologus.

Migne, Jacques-Paul. Patrologia Cursus Completus, Series Graeca, volumes 41-43 (Paris, 1860-64).

Migne transcribed all works attributed to Epiphanius (including some spurious works), usually in both Greek and Latin. In volume 41 are two versions of the Vitae S. Epiphanius (columns 23-74 and 74-114), neither of them exactly matching the text in the book. In volume 43 is the homily In die festo palmarum (columns 427-438), and the Physiologus (columns 517-534).

Museum Plantin-Moretus.

The web site of the museum in Antwerp, housed in Plantin's printing office, that holds the Plantin archives.

Nissen, Claus. Die zoologische Buchillustration: Ihre Bibliographie und Geschichte (Stuttgart: Hiersemann, 1966-1978).

Plantin, Christopher; Nash, Ray. Account of calligraphy & printing in the sixteenth century / from dialogues attributed to Christopher Plantin, printed and published by him in Antwerp in 1567. Cambridge, Mass.: Dept. of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harvard College Library, 1940 (Boston : Merrymount Press).

Plantin, Christopher; Rooses, Max; van Durme, Maurice. Correspondance de Christophe Plantin. Nendeln, Liechtenstein Kraus Reprint, 1968.

The correspondence of Plantin from 1558 to 1589, from the archives of the Plantin-Moretus Museum. Volume 8/9 covers correspondence from 1586 to 1589.

Praz, Mario. Studies in Seventeenth-Century imagery: Bibliography of Emblem Books [Studi sul concettismo] (London: The Warburg Institute, 1939-1947).

Sorgeloos, Claude. Labore et constantia: a collection of 510 editions issued by Christopher Plantin from 1555 till 1589. Brussels : E. Speeckaert, 1990.

Van der Haeghen, Ferdinand. Bibliotheca Belgica: Bibliographie Général des Pays-Bas. (Bruxelles: Culture et Civilisation, 1964-75).

In volume 2, pages 265-266 is a detailed description of the Sancti Epiphanii ad Physiologum.

Vervliet, Hendrik D. L. Reproductions of Christopher Plantin's Index sive specimen characterum 1567 & Folio specimen of c.1567, together with the Le Bé-Moretus Specimen, c.1599. London, Bodley Head, 1972.

Voet, Léon. The Golden Compasses. A History and Evaluation of the Printing and Publishing Activities of the Officina Plantiniana at Antwerp. Amsterdam: Van Gendt; New York: Abner Schram, 1969-c1972].

The standard history of the Plantin Press, by the late director of the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp.

Voet, Léon; Voet-Grisolle, Jenny. The Plantin Press (1555-1589): a bibliography of the works printed and published by Christopher Plantin at Antwerp and Leiden. Amsterdam : Van Hoeve, 1980-1983.

In volume 2 (pages 862-864) is a detailed description of the Sancti Epiphanii ad Physiologum.