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A 'collection of legal cases and regulations apparently compiled by the community of Oleron', written in A.D. 1344

MS. Douce 227

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Chiefly relating to maritime law and custom: beg. 'Pere Robert, sire Andre Bicharz': at end, after a Latin extract from St. John's Gospel, 'Deo gratias. Iste liber est magistri Iohannis Ramberti [the last word in rasura], cui detur Paradisus. Et fuit completus anno Domini M°. CCC°. XL°. quarto, scilicet decima die mensis Februarij': then follow in a 15th cent. hand 'Les chouses qui deuent costumer qui passent per le corea dolleron': Douce has added some notes.


  • written in A.D. 1344


164 pages


MS. Douce 227

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 21801

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

Custodial History

Owned by W. Dupre, from whom Douce received the book.

Physical Facet

On parchment


6 3/8 × 4 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom