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MS. Douce 308

Summary Catalogue no.: 21882

Physical Description

Composite: four parts

Decoration

Good miniatures, borders, initials. In three styles: i) fols. 1–85 and 107a-250a, ii) fols. 86d-106, iii) fols. 250c-282. BL MS. Harley 4972 once formed part of this manuscript.(Pächt and Alexander i. 587, pl. XLIV)

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

MS. Douce 308 – Part 1

Contents

1.
Jacques de Longuyon, Les Voeux du Paon
Language(s): Old French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, first quarter ; French, Metz (?)

MS. Douce 308 – Part 2

Contents

1.
Richard de Fournival, Li bestiaires d'amours
Language(s): Old French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, first quarter ; French, Metz (?)

MS. Douce 308 – Part 3

Contents

1.
Jacques Bretel, Le tournoi de Chauvency
Language(s): Old French
2.
Trouvère poetry
Language(s): Old French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, first quarter ; French, Metz (?)

MS. Douce 308 – Part 4

Contents

1.
Huon de Mery, Le Tournoiement Antechrist
Language(s): Old French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, first quarter ; French, Metz (?)

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).

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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.