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

MS. Douce b. 4

Summary Catalogue no.: 21975


Illustrations of medieval fools and jesters: illuminations from manuscripts, original sketches and copies
Language(s): No linguistic content

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Borders (fragments), cuttings without text, French, 15th century, end, fols. 1-2. (P&A i. 783) Fine historiated borders, initials, Psalter cuttings, English, Peterborough, c. 1320-30, fol. 4a. (P&A iii. 574, pl. LVII)


Origin: 14th century -19th century ; French ; ; English, Peterborough ; and others

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 P├Ącht and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (5 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas/Mapping Manuscript Migrations 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.'