A treatise of German military organization, written in the 16th cent.
Beg. 'In dem namen Gotz Vatters Suns vnnd des Hayligen Gayst ... Zu lob eren ynnd wolfart der gantzen Cristenhayt vnd sunderlich teutsche land': there are illustrations of types of men ('Turckh', fol. 2V: 'Heroldt', fob 30v: 'Veldzeugmayster', fol. 44v: 'Oberster haubtman der fueszknecht', fol. 75v, cf. foll 24 - 27). On fol. 1v are the arms, party per pale, on the dexter side bendy sinister of six argent and gules, on the sinister side or an imperial eagle displayed sable dimidiated, for the German Empire: see also fol. 83.
- Creation: written in the 16th cent.
Language of Materials
MS. Douce 186
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 21760
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
On paper, with coloured drawings, binding: stamped brown leather, with brass fastening, contemporary German work
12 5/8 × 9 in.