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University College MS. 85


Alain Chartier, Quadrilogue invectif
Language(s): Middle English
Pseudo-Aristotle (trans. John Lydgate), Secreet of Secreets
Language(s): Middle English
Three consideracions right necessarye to the good gouernaunce of a prince
Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: vellum


Two half-page miniatures , borders (including two full bar borders) and text decoration


19th-century brown leather


Origin: 15th century, middle-end ; England; London

Provenance and Acquisition

"Crest, two arms embossed vested azure, holding between the hands proper a garb or and the motto 'Oublier ne doit', pp. 1, 70. Verses in French by Michel Otheu [Otthen], physician of Emperor Maxmilian II addressed to Anne, duchess of Somerset, added pp. 2, 18, 180, 1585." (Alexander and Temple) Possibly given by Obadiah Walker, s. VXII.

Record Sources

Summary description based on the following sources.

S. J. Ogilvie-Thomson (ed.), The Index of Middle English Prose VIII: Manuscripts Containing Middle English Prose in Oxford College Libraries (Cambridge, 1991), p. 108-9


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Last Substantive Revision

2022-01-13: Record created.