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

MS. Rawl. poet. 161

Summary Catalogue no.: 14653


Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae
Incipit: Cellui qui bien bat les buyssons

French verse translation

Language(s): Middle French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 83 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12 × 8.75 in.


2 cols

Accompanying Material

A French legal deed of 1641 is in the binding


Origin: 15th century, first half

Provenance and Acquisition

Owned by 'J de Doirier [recte Poirier] de la Ramée d'Amboise Med. F. Monpel. 1682'

Nicolas-Joseph Foucault, whose armorial bookplate is in the manuscript

Richard Rawlinson, 1690–1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

MS. Rawl. poet. 161, flyleaves


Later French pieces
Language(s): French

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (May 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1895)


Last Substantive Revision

2023-05-04: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1895)