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Colophon:'Explicit liber domini Johannis de Maundeuyle militis eximij. Cuius anime propicietur Deus. Amen.', written in about the middle of the 15th cent.

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MS. Douce 33

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The first leaf is lost, and the text beg. 'neuer ille ne he dude neuer ille.' One complete section of twelve leaves is also wanting after fol. 47.

Mandeville's real name was probably Jean de Bourgogne (de Burgundia or de Barba): this is a shortened form of the common English translation of the travels [i.e. of the first translation, from an imperfect French MS. E.W.B.N.].

Dates

  • written in about the middle of the 15th cent.

Extent

157 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Douce 33

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 21607

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

Physical Facet

On parchment

Dimensions

5 3/8 × 3 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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