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The romance of Renaut de Montauban , in French verse, written in the first half of the 13th cent. in France

MS. Douce 121
Held at the Weston Library

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At end:--'Ci faut le Romanz de Renaut. | Qui boens est & maint bon denier vaut': the romance of Renaut de Montauban, in French verse, closely connected with the Quatre filz Aymon. Imperfect at beginning, the fifth line on fol. 1 beginning 'Tant fil de gentil home ot la teste coupee.' A letter from J. C. Matthes of Groningen, July 11, 1875, in English, about the MS. is at fol. iii.

The binding (about A.D. 1800 ?) bears the arms of the family of Goldsmid of Palmeira.


  • Creation: written in the first half of the 13th cent. in France


160 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 121

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 21695

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

Physical Facet

On parchment


9 3/8 × 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom