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French poetry, written perhaps in the second half of the 16th cent.

MS. Douce 168
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (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.
  2. (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.


83 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


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.

Physical Facet

On paper, with miniatures


11 7/8 × 8 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom