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

MS. Douce 291

Summary Catalogue no.: 21865

Contents

1.
Pedigree of Chalons family to John Chalons (d. 1447)
Language(s): English
2.
Vegetius, De re militari

English translation by John Walton

Language(s): English
3.
Lapidary,

'The boke of Stones'.

Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine border, initials. Fine coat of arms added in two stages (?), fols. 1–5, 5v-17. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 910, pl. LXXXVI)

History

Origin: c. 1445–1447 ; 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 (11 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

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.