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Book of praise, written in the 13th cent.

MS. Douce 192
Held at the Weston Library

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'Incipit liber Rabani [Mauri] in laude sancte Crucis mirabiliter editus', with the usual figures, but here with the poems which are with the figures separately repeated, at fol. 44. Fols. 1 - 2 are additions written early in the 15th. cent., and contain 'Rabanus [Maurus] de diuersis figuris. Intercessio Albini pro Mauro', a Latin poem, beg. 'Sancte Dei presul': and praise of the pope in another poem, beg. 'Sedis apostolice princeps', with a picture of Rabanus presenting his volume to pope Gregory.

On fol. 3 'Hune presentem librum nobis fratribus sancte Crucis sub regula beati Augustini Parisius in La Bretonnerie vico nuncupato Domino famulantibus ... magister Iohannes Le Begue ... regis Franeorum secretarius ... donauit ... Anno Domini millesimo. Cccco. lvjo ante Festum sancti Michaelis archangeli ...', cf. fol. 51v: marked '8. B' in the library: 'Ex bibliotheca S. Crucis Parisiensis 1624': the arms and motto of the Priory are still preserved from the 17th cent. binding, inside the modern covers.


  • Creation: written in the 13th cent.


64 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 192

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 21766

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, with coloured figures


13 1/4 × 9 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom