Part of the romance of Merlin, in rhymed verse, written in the 15th cent.
Imperfect at both ends: beg. 'After his fader deying': ends 'the to helpen with al here power': there is also a gap after fol. 23: it contains about 1300 lines, about 26 being lost at the beginning: the whole poem should be about 2380 lines.
- Creation: written in the 15th cent.
Language of Materials
MS. Douce 236
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 21810
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
A note on fol. 14 (cf. 22) shows that the book was owned by Robert Jones at Tolpuddle in Dorset in the 17th cent.: 'Edw. Lhwyd' or Lhuyd, about A.D. 1700.
6 3/4 × 5 1/8 in.