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): Anglo-Norman and Middle English
Religious treatise
Language(s): Anglo-Norman and Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


drawings, partly unfinished). Borders, initial. Other marginal drawings added later, fol. 49. Close in style and content to BL Cotton Nero D. ii.(Pächt and Alexander iii. 1096, pl. CIII:

Fine miniatures


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 abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)


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.