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The Polychronicon of Ralph Higden, in seven books, brought down to 1343, with index and marginal notes, written in the 15th cent. in England

MS. Douce 138
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

The only title is at end, 'Huc vsque Radulphus.'.

At end:--'In hunc locum ego Ro. Shirborñ integre legi apud Portesmundam anno Domini 1494 ... qum etiam turri guerrarum illic edificate operam darem iussu illustrissimi principis predicti.' .


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


283 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 138

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 21712

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

Custodial History

On the (late 17th cent. ?) binding is H L beneath a coronet. Mr. Coxe suggests that the owner was Henry Yelverton viscount Longueville (d. 1704). It is stated that the volume is from the library of Henrietta countess Pomfret (d. 1761)

Physical Facet

On parchment


10 × 7 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom