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

MS. Douce 88

Summary Catalogue no.: 21662

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1- 4 || fols. 5–50 || fols. 51–67 || fols. 68–154

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

MS. Douce 88 – Part 1

Contents

Calendar
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, early ; English

MS. Douce 88 – Part 2

Contents

1.
Bestiary
Language(s): Latin
2.
Histories of the Holy Cross
Language(s): Latin
3.
Odo of Cheriton, Parabolae
Language(s): Latin
4.
Treatise on seven deadly sins
Language(s): Latin
5.
Life of St. Mary Magdalene
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good miniatures (coloured drawings).

Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 487, pl. XLVIII)

History

Origin: 13th century, end ; English

MS. Douce 88 – Part 3

Contents

Treatise on the care of horses
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good miniature.

Good border. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 408)

History

Origin: 13th century, first half ; English

MS. Douce 88 – Part 4

Contents

1.
Bestiary
Language(s): Latin
2.
Miscellaneous texts and extracts
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Miniatures (coloured drawings). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 524)

History

Origin: c. 1300 ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (67 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.