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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.

MS. Douce 33
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

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.].


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


157 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


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


5 3/8 × 3 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom