French poetry, written perhaps in the second half of the 16th cent.
- (fol. 1) 'Cy commence le premier chapitre du traictier intitulé le Chevalier deliberé': at end (perhaps an addition), 'La Marche', the author being Olivier de La Marche, who composed it as the poem states in A.D. 1483: beg. 'Ainsy qua larriere saison.' There are several miniatures illustrating the story.
- (fol. 66) 'Le Pas de la Mort', a French poem, dedicated to the Countess de Charrolois: beg. 'Na pas longtemps que je viuoye.'.
- Creation: written perhaps in the second half of the 16th cent.
Language of Materials
MS. Douce 168
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 21742
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
On paper, with miniatures
11 7/8 × 8 1/8 in.