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


Much damaged. Important as reflecting a MS. belonging to an ancient pictorial tradition of illustrated fables. Pächt and Alexander i. 582, pl. XLIII:

Good coloured drawings.

Good initials.


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 Pächt and Alexander (1966).

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.