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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.

MS. Douce 241
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

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.


12 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian


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.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with one miniature and illuminated border


10 5/8 × 7 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom