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

MS. Douce 302

Summary Catalogue no.: 21876


John Audelay, Poems
Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 15th century, second quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Launde, Leicestershire, Augustinian priory of St John the Baptist: On fol. 35r, erased: "The owner of thys boke who ...". (MLGB3: evidence from an inscription of ownership by an individual member of a religious house (which may not, however, be evidence for institutional ownership)).

Rich. Farmer. (MLGB3)

First 3 quires missing. A second erased inscr. on fol. 35r records ownership by William Vyott 'a mynstrall yn Coventr''. The last 14 lines of verse on fol. 35r: 'No man þis book he take away ... cuius anime propicietur deus', are added in a hand diff. from that of the text. (MLGB3)

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.