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

MS. Douce 265

Summary Catalogue no.: 21839


New Testament (later Wycliffite version)
Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 998)


Red leather with gold ornament, made for Thomas Rawlinson early in the 18th cent.


Origin: 15th century, middle ; English

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 (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


    Published descriptions:

    Elizabeth Solopova, Manuscripts of the Wycliffite Bible in the Bodleian and Oxford College Libraries (Liverpool, 2016), cat. 15, 16 ('MS. Douce 265A')

Last Substantive Revision

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