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

MS. Douce 117

Summary Catalogue no.: 21691


Ovid, Metamorphoses (book 1)

Translation by Clément Marot with dedicatory epistle to Francis I

Ed. D. Claivaz, "Ovide veut parler" : les négociations de Clément Marot traducteur, Geneva, 2016

Language(s): Middle French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good miniatures.


Initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 849, pl. LXII)


Gold ornament on brown leather, contemporary French work, rather worn.


Origin: after 1531 ; 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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (18 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.