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A Homiliarius, or collection of homilies of the Fathers, apparently for liturgical use, written perhaps in the second half of the 14th cent. in Spain (?)

MS. Douce 185

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There are many fine miniatures, borders and capitals, the style of which, as well as the writing, appears to be Spanish.

The chief miniatures are on fols. 1v, 12v, 33, 39, 44v, 56v, 93v, 150, 182, 195: a few are unfinished, and the number of lines in a column changes at fol. 166.


  • written perhaps in the second half of the 14th cent. in Spain (?)


198 leaves, in double columns


MS. Douce 185

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 21759

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: stamped white pigskin on boards, with clasps (16th cent. ?)


13 × 9 1/2 in.

Repository Details

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