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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

MS. Douce 17
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Of the latter kind are:

  1. (fol. 127) 'Extenta manerii'
  2. (fol. 155) 'Compositio quorundam vocabulorum', a glossary
  3. (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


240 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French
  • Latin


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.

Custodial History

Owned by 'A. Wyntropp', 23 Jan. 1576/7 (fols. 1, 234), 'Gustavus Brander', of Christ Church, Hants, 1766, and 'F. Douce, Greys Inn, 1790.'.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with some illuminated capitals, etc.


4 3/4 × 3 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom