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

MS. Douce 381

Summary Catalogue no.: 21956

Physical Description

Composite
Musical Notation:

Notation on staves (see van Dijk 1957).

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

MS. Douce 381 – Part 1

Contents

Life of St. Juliana (metrical) (fragment)
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Douce 381 – Part 2

Contents

Adam Ross, Vision de St. Paul (fragment)
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Douce 381 – Part 3

Contents

The Destruction of Troy (fragment)
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Douce 381 – Part 4

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 15th century

MS. Douce 381 – Part 5

Contents

Martijn van Thorout, Lives of Saints (fragment)
Language(s): Netherlandish

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Initial. (Pächt and Alexander i. 203)

History

Origin: 14th century, second half ; Dutch

MS. Douce 381 – Part 6

Contents

Romance of Garin de Montglane (?) (fragment)
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 15th century

MS. Douce 381 – Part 7

Contents

Songs (fragment)
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 15th century, late

MS. Douce 381 – Part 8

Contents

Songs with music (fragment)
Language(s): English and French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, late (?)

MS. Douce 381 – Part 9

Contents

Chanson de Jérusalem (fragment)
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Douce 381 – Part 10

Contents

Collectar and Hymnal (fragment)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Douce 381 – Part 11

Contents

(fols. 63v-65v)
Psalter/Hours and Calendar (cuttings, see also MS. Douce d. 19 fols. 10–39)
Language(s): Latin and French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine borders, initial. (Pächt and Alexander i. 284, pl. XX)

History

Origin: 13th century, third quarter ; Flemish, Liège

MS. Douce 381 – Part 12

Contents

fols. 66–82v
Psalter (cuttings)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good unfinished initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 519)

History

Origin: 13th century, first half ; French (?)

MS. Douce 381 – Part 13

Contents

fols. 78–88
Book of Hours (fragment, see also MS. Douce d. 19 fol. 71v)
Language(s): Latin and Netherlandish

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine miniatures.

Borders.

Initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 345, pl. XXVII)

History

Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Flemish, Utrecht , or ; Dutch

MS. Douce 381 – Part 14

Contents

(fols. 89–103)
Book of Hours (cuttings)
Language(s): Netherlandish

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good borders, historiated and other initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 225)

History

Origin: c. 1470–80 ; Dutch

MS. Douce 381 – Part 15

Contents

(fols. 106–20)
Book of Hours (fragments)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine borders, historiated and other initials, mutilated. (Pächt and Alexander i. 363)

History

Origin: c. 1480–90 ; Flemish

MS. Douce 381 – Part 16

Contents

(fols. 122–4)
Psalter (fragments of illustrations)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Seven important miniatures, partly unfinished. (Pächt and Alexander i. 536, pl. XLI)

History

Origin: 13th century, second half ; French, Paris

MS. Douce 381 – Part 17

Contents

(fol. 125)
Gradual (cutting)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine historiated initial. (Pächt and Alexander i. 852, pl. LXIII)

History

Origin: 16th century, second half ; French

MS. Douce 381 – Part 18

Contents

(fol. 127)
Gradual (cutting)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good historiated initial (Pächt and Alexander i. 853)

History

Origin: 16th century, second quarter ; French

MS. Douce 381 – Part 19

Contents

(fols. 128–48)
Gradual (cuttings)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine initials (Pächt and Alexander ii.915, pl. LXXIX)

History

Origin: 15th century, end ; Italian, North-west (?)

MS. Douce 381 – Part 20

Contents

(fol. 152)
Gradual (fragment)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good historiated initial, but retouched. (Pächt and Alexander ii 485, pl. LXVI)

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; Italian, Venice (?)

MS. Douce 381 – Part 21

Contents

(fols. 157r-158v, 169)
Book of Hours (fragments)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine miniatures.

Borders.

Initials. By Maître François. (Pächt and Alexander i. 722, pl. LVI)

History

Origin: c. 1470 ; French

MS. Douce 381 – Part 22

Contents

(fol. 159)
Cutting
Language(s): No linguistic content (?)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good miniature, border. (Pächt and Alexander i. 337)

History

Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Flemish

MS. Douce 381 – Part 23

Contents

(fol. 160)
Cutting
Language(s): No linguistic content (?)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Miniature (damaged). (Pächt and Alexander i. 374)

History

Origin: 15th century, end ; Flemish

MS. Douce 381 – Part 24

Contents

(fol. 162)
Cutting
Language(s): No linguistic content (?)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine miniature with border. (Pächt and Alexander i. 246)

History

Origin: 15th century, end ; Dutch

MS. Douce 381 – Part 25

Contents

(fol. 163a)
Book of Hours (cutting)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine miniature.

Border.

Initial. (Pächt and Alexander i. 833)

History

Origin: 15th century, beginning ; French

MS. Douce 381 – Part 26

Contents

(fol. 163b)
Cutting
Language(s): No linguistic content (?)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Miniature (damaged). (Pächt and Alexander i. 375)

History

Origin: 15th century, end ; Flemish

MS. Douce 381 – Part 27

Contents

(fol. 163c)
Book of Hours (fragment)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine border, historiated initial. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 564)

History

Origin: c. 1480 ; Italian, Venice

MS. Douce 381 – Part 28

Contents

(fols. 164–6)
Book of Hours (cuttings)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine historiated borders and initials. By the Master of the Dresden Hours. Script overpainted. (Pächt and Alexander i. 369)

History

Origin: 15th century, end ; Flemish, Ghent

MS. Douce 381 – Part 29

Contents

(fols. 170–3)
Pericope, prayers (fragments)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine grisaille miniatures, borders, historiated and other initials. By the atelier of Willem Vrelant. (Pächt and Alexander i. 344)

History

Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Flemish

MS. Douce 381 – Part 30

Contents

(fol. 174b)
Book of Hours (cutting)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good miniature. (Pächt and Alexander i. 321, pl. XXV)

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; Flemish

MS. Douce 381 – Part 31

Contents

(fols. 175–9)
Book of Hours (cuttings)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good miniatures.

Borders.

Initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 782)

History

Origin: 15th century, end ; French

MS. Douce 381 – Part 32

Contents

(fol. 180)
Gradual (cutting)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine initial. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 741, pl. LXXI)

History

Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Lombardy or Ferrara (?)

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (38 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.