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

MS. Douce 242

Summary Catalogue no.: 21816


'Romulus' , Fabulae
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good coloured drawings, initials (much damaged). Important as reflecting a MS. belonging to an ancient pictorial tradition of illustrated fables. (P&A i. 582, pl. XLIII)


Origin: 14th century, beginning ; 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 P├Ącht and Alexander (1966).

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas/Mapping Manuscript Migrations 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.'