William Langland's poem of Piers Plowman, the C-text, written in A.D. 1427
At end:--'Explicit Liber de Petro Ploughman anno regni regis Henrici sexti sexto Et fir' Iouis ante festum Michaelis jncep' transs ...', i.e. Sept. 25, 1427 (?). Also at the end are added twelve lines, beginning 'Tutiuillus the deuyl of Hell' (fol. 112v, cf. 33a).
On the margins are many roughly coloured figures illustrating the poem.
On the binding are the arms of the Ley family as baronets, probably Sir James Ley (d. 1628).
- Creation: written in A.D. 1427
Language of Materials
MS. Douce 104
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 21678
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
On parchment, with coloured capitals, etc., and figures in margin, in parts stained and rubbed, binding: 17th cent., leather, re-backed
8 7/8 × 6 3/8 in.