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

MS. Douce 383

Summary Catalogue no.: 21958

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–18 || B || C || D
Musical Notation:

Notation on staves (see van Dijk 1957).

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Fols. 41-46: Notley, Buckinghamshire, Augustinian abbey of St Mary the Virgin and St John the Baptist: "[...] Iohannes Fyschere. qui fecit fieri hunc librum. et dedit ecclesie beate Marie de Nottele", at Sept. 9. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

MS. Douce 383 – Part 1

Contents

Hélie de Boron, Guiron le Courtois (fragments)
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine miniatures.

Borders.

Initials, partly rubbed. First miniature by the Master of the Roman de la Rose, the others by the Master of Edward IV. (Pächt and Alexander i. 367, pl. XXIX)

History

Origin: before 1500 ; Flemish

MS. Douce 383 – Part 2

Contents

Collectar (fragments)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century

MS. Douce 383 – Part 3

Contents

Calendar
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: c. 1400 ; English

MS. Douce 383 – Part 4

Contents

Law dictionary (fragments)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 1338 ; Italian, Pisa

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (24 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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