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Ovid Metamorphoses book 1, written in the first half of the 16th cent. in France

MS. Douce 117

  • Request

At end:--'Fin du premiere liure des Transformations Douide', a translation into French verse of the first book of the Metamorphoses: by Clément Marot (d. 1544), whose dedicatory epistle to Francis I is prefixed.

This is no doubt the presentation copy to the king, and contains twelve large miniatures illustrating the poem.


  • Creation: written in the first half of the 16th cent. in France


48 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 117

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 21691

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, illuminated, binding: gold ornament on brown leather, contemporary French work, rather worn


9 1/4 × 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom