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French commentary on the Apocalypse, with an Apocalypse and commentary in Latin, written probably in the last quarter of the 13th cent. in France

MS. Douce 180

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  1. 1 (fol. 1) A French commentary on the Apocalypse: beg. 'Seint Pol la postle dist ki tuz ceus ki uoilent': ends (imperfect, some leaves being lost) 'en terre: abatue . e reuendra.' There is one border and illuminated capital at fol. 1.
  2. 2 (fol. 13) The Apocalypse in Latin, with the Latin Commentary on it by Berengaudus inserted in smaller writing, without the author's name. This part is illustrated by 97 very fine miniatures in French style, generally fully coloured, but on fols. 42 - 49, 57v - 61 only drawn (very finely) in outline, or otherwise unfinished.

Fols. 66 - end are blank. A reproduction of fol. 61 (miniature in outline and text) is in the Palæographical Society's Facsimiles, part ii, no. 77: and a description of the illustrations is prefixed at fols. vii-xii.


  • Creation: written probably in the last quarter of the 13th cent. in France


91 leaves, in double columns

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French

Conditions Governing Use



MS. Douce 180

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 21754

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, illuminated, binding: dark leather with heavy gold tooling (17th cent. ?)


12 5/8 × 9 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom