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Fragments of bks xvi-xxii of the French translation by Jean Lessabé of Jacques de Guyse's Latin Annals of Hainaul, written in the first quarter of the 16th cent. in the Netherlands

MS. Douce 205
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Being fols. 2-7, 35-8, 65-6, 71-2, 91-4, 193-4, 197-8, 219-22, 265-7, 269, 311-3, and 329 (?) of a larger volume. The parts seem to have been selected as bearing illuminations, of which there are eight large and one small (a copyist), with other ornament. There are also several coats of arms and 'A. M.' joined by a knot, see fol. 3av.


  • Creation: written in the first quarter of the 16th cent. in the Netherlands


47 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 205

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 21779

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

Custodial History

'Au Conte de Lalaing' (about A.D. 1600: fol. 4b): 'Bibliotheca Palmeriana, 1747.'.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with fine miniatures, borders, etc., imperfect


15 1/4 × 11 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom