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A Runic calendar, written in A.D. 1432

MS. Douce 71
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

A strip of parchment 27 x 4 1/2 inches, folded, with the following on different sides:

  1. A Runic calendar such as are found on clog-almanacs, with names and symbols of saints, etc., in Latin, and notes of the year 1432 by different eras.
  2. Pictures of the usual occupations of each month, and representations of the sun.

There is rude colouring, and the form 'Gheertrudis' and some of the saints point to the Netherlands.

Fols., i, ii, 4-end, are blank paper.

In 1840 a manuscript fragment of a similar calendar, containing only Sept.-Dec., was in the volume: and a printed calendar of Jaspar Laets for 1533 was removed from it in 1882, and is now Douce L. 646.


  • Creation: written in A.D. 1432


47 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 71

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 21645

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, binding: black velvet


8 3/8 × 5 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom