Statutes of England, beginning with Magna Charta, and other legal pieces of the reigns of Henr. III and Edw. I., written early in the 14th cent. in England
Of the latter kind are:
- (fol. 127) 'Extenta manerii'
- (fol. 155) 'Compositio quorundam vocabulorum', a glossary
- (fol. 208) 'Visus Franciplegii'.
At fol. 234v is a Latin exposition of the Apostles' Creed: beg. 'Credo in Deum ... Apostoli conciliando similiter.'.
- Creation: written early in the 14th cent. in England
Language of Materials
MS. Douce 17
The whole is divided into 53 'libri', a full list of which is in the 1840 catalogue.
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 21591
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
Owned by 'A. Wyntropp', 23 Jan. 1576/7 (fols. 1, 234), 'Gustavus Brander', of Christ Church, Hants, 1766, and 'F. Douce, Greys Inn, 1790.'.
On parchment, with some illuminated capitals, etc.
4 3/4 × 3 1/4 in.