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

MS. Douce 196

Summary Catalogue no.: 21770


Roman de Troie (prose version (version 2) of Benoit de Saint-Maure, Roman de Troie)
Language(s): Old French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Written in 65 days by Petrus Schachus, son of Bonaventura.


Pächt and Alexander ii. 150, pl. XIV:

Good miniature.

Good border.

Good initials.


Maroon velvet on boards with heavy brass corners and clasps.


Origin: 1323 ; Italian, Verona

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 (1970).


Last Substantive Revision

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