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Fifty tales from the Gesta Romanorum, with moralizations, written in the 15th cent. in England

MS. Douce 101
Held at the Weston Library

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Beg. 'Quidam Rome imperator habuit filiam nomine Lleyke': followed at fol. 82 by a selection of twenty-one fables, here anonymous, but by Odo de Cerinton or Cheriton, of which the first beg. 'Fabula Moralis. Pulli celebrauerunt capitulum vt eligerent sibi regem': in the second an English proverb is introduced, 'Sylden ys the later Prophete the better', cf. fol. 84.


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent. in England


93 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 101

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 21675

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

Custodial History

'There is reason for supposing that this MS... . belonged to Sir Henry . Spelman', Douce's note.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 3/4 × 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom