An Italian Book of Fate, consisting of 18 tables, each headed by a coloured figure and each with 18 answers., written in the first half of the 14th cent.
Three dice are to be thrown and the numbers turned up are referred to a particular table according to the nature of the object desired to be known. A modern note seems to imply that the arms on fol. iv are those of Feminiano di Serafino, for whom the book would in that case have been written.
- Creation: written in the first half of the 14th cent.
Language of Materials
MS. Douce 241
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 21815
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
On parchment, with one miniature and illuminated border
10 5/8 × 7 3/4 in.