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

MS. Douce 271

Summary Catalogue no.: 21845


Treatises on heraldry and the Order of the Garter
Language(s): French and English
Religious treatise
Language(s): French and English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures (drawings, partly unfinished). Borders, initial. Other marginal drawings added later, fol. 49. Close in style and content to BL Cotton Nero D. ii.(P&A iii. 1096, pl. CIII)


Origin: 15th century, third quarter; additions, 16th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757-1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)