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French translations and versions, written in the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 99
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 1) 'Cy en commence ly Rommans de Moralites', stated in the 1840 catalogue to be by Jean de Meun: beg. 'Talent mest prins de raconter.'.
  2. (fol. 27) 'Cy en commence ly liures de Lucydaires', a translation of the Elucidarium, a Latin theological work attributed to st. Anselm: beg. 'Souuentes foys mauoient nostres disciples requis.'.
  3. (fol. 80) 'Cy apres sensuyt le Roumant du Marquis de Saluce & de sa femme Griselydis', based on the work of Boccaccio, in verse: beg. 'Vng poete de Lombardie | Franchoys pietat je uous affie.'.
  4. (fol. 98) 'Cy apres sensuyt la Prophetie de maistre Jehan de Baillegny', apparently composed in A.D. 1414: in prose.


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent.


104 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 99

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 21673

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

Custodial History

'From the Duc de la Valliere's library, no. 1242.'.

Physical Facet

On parchment


8 5/8 × 6 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom