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Poems and sonnets for Anne de Pisseleu, written in 1577

MS. Douce 172
Held at the Weston Library

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'Recueil de poesies, emblesmes, et devises non iamais imprimees, faict pour haute et puissante Anne de Pisseleu dame de Luce, 1577': sonnets and other poems addressed to her or for her delectation, with many elaborate pen-and-ink drawings.


  • Creation: written in 1577


65 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 172

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 21746

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

Custodial History

With the armorial bookplate of N. J. Foucault (d. 1720).

Physical Facet

On paper, binding: red leather, each side divided lozengy within a border, with two C's conjoined reversed and barred, repeated


11 3/4 × 8 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom