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A treatise on Sorcery, in French, with special reference to the decisions of the Parlement de Rouen and the king's supersession of them, apparently in about 1675, written in the last quarter of the 17th cent.

MS. Douce 143
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

The work, which is in three parts and written in several hands, is freely corrected apparently by the author, and is not quite perfect. The first chapter beg. 'La difference qu'il y a entre le parlement de Paris.' The author may be 'magister Leger doctor medicus' (p. vi, cf. 690v: possibly Antoine Léger who died in 1719): some copies of independent documents on the same subject follow at p. 631.


  • Creation: written in the last quarter of the 17th cent.


716 pages

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 143

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 21717

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

Physical Facet

On paper


9 7/8 × 8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom