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

MS. Douce 44

Summary Catalogue no.: 21618


Mechtild von Hackeborn, Liber specialis gratiae

Books 2, 3 and 4

Book 2 begins 'Dit is dat ... [tweede erased?] boeck van Mechteldis Revelacie... Op enen saterdach'

At fol. 58, the name of the treatise is given as 'dat boec der gheesteliker Gracien'

Book 3 begins on fol. 59

Book 4 begins on fol. 129v

Language(s): Middle Dutch

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ii+204 leaves.
Dimensions (binding): 5.625 × 4.25 in.


Fols 197-203 are in a different hand


Origin: 15th century ; Netherlands

Provenance and Acquisition

'Dit boec hoert tot... besloten susteren van Onser Vrouwen in dai Wijngaerte Utrecht' (15th century)

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

MS. Douce 44, flyleaves 1


(Fols i-ii)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment


Origin: 14th century

MS. Douce 44, flyleaves 2


(Fol. ii verso)
Print of the revelation to Mathildis (?)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper


Origin: 16th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (November 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1897)


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 6: Fragments - Office Books, Rituals, Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 96

Last Substantive Revision

2023-11-09: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1897)