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

MS. Rawl. D. 913

Summary Catalogue no.: 13679



Fragments: collection of fragments

Language(s): English, French, and Dutch
John Lydgate, The siege of Troy (fragment)

15th century, third quarter, fols.2–3

Language(s): English
Guillaume de Lorris; Jean de Meung, Le roman de la rose (fragments)

14th century, first half, fols. 94–97

Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper, parchment


Good border, initial, fols. 2–3. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1083, pl. C) Good diagrams, initial, fols. 22–42. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 866) Good initials, fols. 94–97. (Pächt and Alexander i. 600)


Origin: 14th century - 16th century ; English, French, Netherlandish

Provenance and Acquisition

Fols. 83-89: Canterbury, Kent, Franciscan convent: 'Hoc volumen conceditur ad vsum fratrum minorum de obseruantia Cantuarie' (s. xv/xvi). (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

The pastedowns (two bifolia) used in the medieval binding of Rawl. poet. 137 are now Rawl. D.913 fols. 86--89 (Guy of Warwick, in French, s. xiv in.): the ex libris is on fol. 87v: it is in the same form as the inscription in the pr. bk. at Lambeth. Each bifolium measures 61/2 x 9: this shows the format of the book from the binding of which they were taken to have been 13 x 9, since, as marks show, the bifolia were placed one above another on the same cover. (MLGB3)

Richard Rawlinson, 1690–1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ...viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, J.C.D., codicum...complectens, Quarto Catalogues V, 5 fascicles, 1862–1900). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (10 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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