During the summer and early fall of 2016, the bibliophiles who run the blog at the Poison Pie Publishing House featured a bestiary each day for one hundred days from a variety of sources, including two published by the Poison Pie Publishing House. Following that initial effort, many more bestiaries have been added to the survey. Links to the entries are provided by month and individually below.

  1. A Bestiary of East Tennessee (2015)
  2. The Book of Imaginary Beings (1969)
  3. Planescape Campaign Setting Monstrous Supplement (1994)
  4. Monster Manual, 1st edition (1977)
  5. Monstrous Manual, 2nd edition (1993)
  6. Monster Manual, 3rd edition (2000)
  7. Monster Manual, 3.5th edition (2003)
  8. Monster Manual, 4th edition (2008)
  9. Monster Manual, 5th edition (2014)
  10. Lords of Madness: The Book of Aberrations (2005)
  11. The Tome of Horrors Complete (2011)
  12. Dragons Dragons & Other Creatures That Never Were (1991)
  13. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994)
  14. Pathfinder Bestiary (2009)
  15. Pathfinder Bestiary 2 (2010)
  16. Pathfinder Bestiary 3 (2011)
  17. Pathfinder Bestiary 4 (2013)
  18. Pathfinder Bestiary 5 (2015)
  19. Monster Vault (2010)
  20. Creature Collection (2000)
  21. On Beyond Zebra (1955)
  22. Drow of the Underdark (2007)
  23. Munchkin Monster Manual (2003)
  24. Draconomicon, 3rd edition (2003)
  25. Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons, 4th edition (2008)
  26. Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons, 4th edition (2009)
  27. Pathfinder Chronicles: Dragons Revisited (2009)
  28. Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Dragons Unleashed (2013)
  29. Numenéra: The Ninth World Bestiary (2014)
  30. Monsters and Treasure (1974)
  31. The Faerienomicon (2014)
  32. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix III (1998)
  33. Misfit Monsters Redeemed (2010)
  34. Dark Sun Creature Catalog (2010)
  35. Tome of Horrors 4 (2013)
  36. Monster Manual II, 1st edition (1983)
  37. Monster Manual II, 3.5th edition (2002)
  38. Monster Manual 2, 4th edition (2009)
  39. Mythical Monsters Revisited (2012)
  40. Animals Animals (1989)
  41. Monster Manual III, 3.5th edition (2004)
  42. Monster Manual 3, 4th edition (2010)
  43. Occult Bestiary (2015)
  44. If I Ran the Zoo (1950)
  45. Monster Manual IV, 3.5th edition (2006)
  46. Inner Sea Bestiary (2012)
  47. Creature Collection II: Dark Menagerie (2001)
  48. Monster Manual V, 3.5th edition (2007)
  49. Inner Sea Monster Codex (2015)
  50. Monster Compendium: Monsters of Faerûn (2001)
  51. Psionic Bestiary (2014)
  52. Monster Codex (2014)
  53. Elder Evils (2007)
  54. Fey Revisited (2013)
  55. Classic Horrors Revisited (2010)
  56. Dungeon Denizens Revisited (2009)
  57. Mystery Monsters Revisited (2012)
  58. Giants Revisited (2012)
  59. Darklands Revisited (2016)
  60. Classic Monsters Revisited (2008)
  61. The Essential Guide to Alien Species (2001)
  62. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix II (1995)
  63. Heaven Unleashed (2016)
  64. Warriors of Heaven (1999)
  65. Chronicle of the Righteous (2013)
  66. Planescape Planes of Law Monstrous Supplement (1995)
  67. Book of the Damned Vol 1. Princes of Darkness (2009)
  68. Guide to Hell (1999)
  69. Hell Unleashed (2015)
  70. Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells (2006)
  71. Fiend Folio, 3.5th edition (2003)
  72. Planescape Planes of Chaos Monstrous Supplement (1994)
  73. Book of the Damned Vol 2. Lords of Chaos (2010)
  74. Demonomicon (2010)
  75. Demons Revisited (2013)
  76. Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss (2006)
  77. Fiend Folio, 1st edition (1981)
  78. Planescape Planes of Conflict Monstrous Supplement (1995)
  79. Book of the Damned Vol 3. Horsemen of the Apocalypse (2011)
  80. Realm of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness (1988)
  81. Realm of Chaos: The Lost and the Damned (1990)
  82. Libris Mortis: The Book of the Undead (2004)
  83. Open Grave: Secrets of the Undead (2009)
  84. Undead Revisited (2011)
  85. Undead Unleashed (2014)
  86. Manual of the Planes, 3rd edition (2001)
  87. Planar Handbook (2004)
  88. Manual of the Planes, 4th edition (2008)
  89. The Plane Below: Secrets of the Elemental Chaos (2009)
  90. The Plane Above: Secrets of the Astral Sea (2010)
  91. Faces of Evil: The Fiends (1997)
  92. Imbelnhi's Bestiary (2016)
  93. Uncaged: Faces of Sigil (1996)
  94. NPC Codex (2012)
  95. Inner Sea NPC Codex (2013)
  96. NPC Guide (2010)
  97. Rival Guide (2011)
  98. Exemplars of Evil (2007)
  99. Munchkin Monster Manual 2.5 (2004)
  100. Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953)

After we completed the survey of 100 bestiaries, there were still some bestiaries on the shelves of the Poison Pie Publishing House that had not been included and other bestiaries that were published after the survey was complete. Below we include late additions to the survey.

  1. Monsters from the Id: The H.R. Giger Bestiary (1998)
  2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2001)
  3. Legions of Hell. Book of Fiends. Volume One (2001)
  4. Armies of the Abyss. Book of Fiends. Volume Two (2002)
  5. Monsternomicon. Volume 1. Denizens of the Iron Kingdoms (2002)
  6. Malleus Monstrorum (2006)
  7. The Essential Guide to Droids (1999)
  8. S. Petersen's Field Guide to Cthulhu Monsters (1988)
  9. S. Petersen's Field Guide to Creatures of the Dreamlands (1989)
  10. S. Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors (2016)
  11. Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale (2011)
  12. Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You (2005)
  13. Midgard Bestiary (2012)
  14. Basic Fantasy Field Guide (2014)
  15. Advanced Bestiary, d20 Edition (2004)
  16. Advanced Bestiary, Pathfinder Edition (2014)
  17. GURPS Fantasy Bestiary, 3rd Edition (1999)
  18. The Book of Fiends (2003)
  19. Nyambe: African Adventures (2002)
  20. Monsternomicon. Vol. II. The Iron Kingdoms and Beyond (2007)
  21. Draconomicon, 2nd Edition (1990)
  22. I, Tyrant (1996)
  23. Volo's Guide to Monsters (2016)
  24. The Sea Devils (1997)
  25. Villain Codex (2016)
  26. The Illithiad (1998)
  27. The Bestiary (2015)
  28. Rappan Athuk Bestiary (2012)
  29. Creature Collection III Savage Bestiary (2003)
  30. Bestiary MS Bodley 764 (ca. 1220-1250)
  31. Dreadmire (2005)
  32. Mythic Monster Manual (2015)
  33. Southlands Bestiary (2015)
  34. Aventurian Bestiary (2015)
  35. The Strange Bestiary (2014)
  36. Tome of Beasts, 5th Ed. (2016)
  37. GURPS Space Bestiary (1990)
  38. City of Brass (2007)
  39. A Tolkien Bestiary (1979)
  40. Gloranthan Bestiary (1988)
  41. Baby Bestiary (2016)
  42. Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)
  43. Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995)
  44. Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996)
  45. Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Four (1998)
  46. GameMastery Guide (2010)
  47. Ponyfinder Everglow Bestiary (2016)
  48. Rogues' Gallery (1992)
  49. Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991)
  50. Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992)
  51. Hellfrost Bestiary (2010)
  52. Monstrous Compendium Al-Qadim Appendix (1992)
  53. Monstrous Compendium Kara-Tur Appendix (1990)
  54. Monstrous Compendium Mystara Appendix (1994)
  55. The Collected Monsters of Sin (2013)
  56. Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Appendix (1990)

For those bibliophiles whose appetites for bestiaries are not sated by one hundred books, we note that each issue of the on-going monthly periodical, Pathfinder Adventure Path, published by Paizo Publishing contains a bestiary at the end of book with at least four new monsters, each described on a two-page spread. With the release of Issue 108 in July, 2016, more than 400 new monsters have appeared within these pages. Some of these monstrous entries have subsequently been collected in the Pathfinder Bestiaries Volumes 1 through 5 (featured in the survey above). However, some of the monsters can only be found in their original appearance in the periodical. On a related note, a gallery of cover images for the Pathfinder Adventure Path is located here.

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