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'... Le rommant de la Rose' by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, written in the second half of the 15th cent. in France

MS. Douce 195

  • Request

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

  • French

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.

Physical Facet

On parchment, illuminated, binding: maroon leather with gold ornament, doublé (French, 18th cent.)


14 × 9 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom