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'Roman de Troie', written in 1323 at Verona by P. Schach

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MS. Douce 196

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'Ici comance histoire ancienne, qi eit toz iors me aparissant cun Grex ... eixillierent Troie por Helaine ... in French prose: beg. 'Salemon le tres sage nos enseigne': at end 'Ci finist li liure de lestoire de Troie ... Quant cist liures fu escrit il corroit lans de la Natiuite dou ... Iesu Crist milloisme trecentoisme & uinti trois, endicions siste. Et fu escrit en la cite de Verone por la main di Piere Schach fils au meistre Bonauenture Scach de Verone . li qiel habite en la contree de Nostre Dame sainte Marie antie . & fu comencies de escrire un di de Mars qart de Setembre. & fu par lui escrit en soisante & cinc iors seulement.' There is a church of S. Maria Antica at Verona.

'Honorat de Cucuron. Iste liber est michi nobili Johanni de Cucuron locj Mornassij [Mornas ?] ... diens', quem pater meus nobilis Honoratus de Cucuron emit et realiter soluit ... possideat in paradiso' (15th cent.: half erased):' 1493 ... Peysyr Noryt ...'.

Dates

  • written in 1323 at Verona by P. Schach

Extent

159 leaves, in double columns

Shelfmark

MS. Douce 196

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 21770

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, with a miniature, border and many coloured capitals in Italian style, binding: maroon velvet on boards with heavy brass corners and clasps

Dimensions

14 3/4 × 10 3/4 in. in a case 16 × 12 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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