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

MS. Douce 213

Summary Catalogue no.: 21787


Boccaccio, Decameron

French translation by Laurens de Premierfait .

Language(s): Middle French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment, paper


Fine miniature.


Initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 717, pl. LV)


18th cent. with armorial device and legend 'Lud. Mag. Minst. 1695', referring to Louis XIV of France.


Origin: 15th century, middle (before 1467) ; French, Anjou (?)

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 (2 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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