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English manuscript titled 'Heere bigynneth a tretijs of seynt Edmond [Riche] of Pounteneie & it is called Speculum Ecclesie that is Mirour of the Chirche.', written in the first quarter of the-15th cent.

MS. Douce 25

  • Request

Prefixed are three leaves of a 16th cent. book of English devotions, one bearing a full-page miniature of the Crucifixion (fol. viiv).

Fols. 41-43 are injured at a corner.

At fol. 72 is a request that the book which 'was maad of the goodis of a certeyne persone for a comyn profite' should be handed down from one owner to another 'as longe as the booke endurith.'.

'Frater Willelmus Pellrimper [?] [? 'Pellj' = Pelly, and 'nuper.' E.W.B.N.] de Swineshead. Frater [?] Pane Ar[miger ?] [? dr' E.W.B.N.] vic' Com pred' Staff' [??]' (16th cent.: at fol. 8): the book plate of 'J. Brand AM, FSA Coll. Linc. Oxon' (about A.D. 1780) is in the volume.


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


77 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 25

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 21599

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


5 × 3 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom