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MS. Douce 79

Summary Catalogue no.: 21653


Lives of Adam and Eve (fragment)
Language(s): Anglo-Norman
History of the Cross (fragments)
Language(s): Anglo-Norman

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures, borders, historiated initials. By the Master of the Queen Mary Psalter. Paris BN fr. 13342 once formed part of this manuscript. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 539, pl. LIII)


Green leather with blind and gold tooling, stated to be by the elder or younger Bozerian.


Origin: 1320s, mid ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


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Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.