'... Le rommant de la Rose' by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, written in the second half of the 15th cent. in France
After the usual ending come, without any break, 24 lines, beginning 'Et lors quant ie fu esueillie.' There are many fine miniatures illustrating the poem, chiefly small, but larger ones are at fols. 1, 86v, 105v, 108, 152v. On fol. 1 are the joint arms of Orleans and Savoy dimidiating each other per pale.
- Creation: written in the second half of the 15th cent. in France
158 leaves, in double columns
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Use
MS. Douce 195
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 21769
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
On parchment, illuminated, binding: maroon leather with gold ornament, doublé (French, 18th cent.)
14 × 9 3/4 in.