A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MSS. Douce 202-3

Summary Catalogue no.: 21776

Summary Catalogue no.: 21777


Valerius Maximus, Memorabilia

Translation begun by Simon d'Hesdin and finished in 1401 by Nicolas de Gonesse .

Language(s): Middle French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures.


Initials. Calligraphic flourishes. Some directions to the artist remain. (Pächt and Alexander i. 640, pl. L)


Origin: 15th century (after 1401) ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).


Orderable via the records for MS. Douce 202, MS. Douce 203.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (9 images from 35mm slides) [MS. Douce 202]
Digital Bodleian (9 images from 35mm slides) [MS. Douce 203]


Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.

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