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Colophon: 'Explicit Passio beate Margarete ...', a Life of her by Theotimus, whose name occurs on fol. 36v, illustrated with 24 miniatures, and one full-page one of the Crucifixion, written in the second half of the 14th cent. in Italy

MS. Douce 41
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Followed by a prayer and the 'nomina Christi.' On fol. 2v-7v are prayers, etc., added on Sept. 26, 1428, by 'Don Adam Iconomus sanete Marie Pratalea [Pratola ?] ...1: some still later liturgical directions in Italian are on fols. 1-2.


  • Creation: written in the second half of the 14th cent. in Italy


42 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Italian


MS. Douce 41

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 21615

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, illuminated


5 5/3 × 4 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom