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Stories from Genesis and Exodus, written in the first half of the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 15
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 1) 'Here bigynneth the Making of the Worlde': beg. 'In the biginnynge God made of noughte.'
  2. (fol. 8v) '... the Lyf of Adam & of Eue': beg. 'Now takith heede that whanne oure Lord God', with rubrics at fols. 23, 42v, 77v
  3. (fol 77v) '... now sueth the fyue Wilis that king Pharao vsid aghein the Children of Israel...': beg. 'The firste wile was that king Pharao grauntid.'.

P is cut on the fore edge.


  • Creation: written in the first half of the 15th cent.


141 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 15

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21589

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Physical Facet

On parchment, the rubrics much rubbed


4 5/8 × 3 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom