Fifty tales from the Gesta Romanorum, with moralizations, written in the 15th cent. in England
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
Language of Materials
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.
'There is reason for supposing that this MS... . belonged to Sir Henry . Spelman', Douce's note.
8 3/4 × 6 1/8 in.