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'... Liber Aesopi', apparently the collection of Phædrian fables known as Romulus vulgaris, written in the second half of the 13th cent.

MS. Douce 242
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Here divided into five (not four) books, with prologue and epilogue. Every page has been unfortunately much damaged by damp.


  • Creation: written in the second half of the 13th cent.


41 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 242

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 21816

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

Custodial History

'F. Douce. The gift of Mr Singer.'.

Physical Facet

On parchent, with many drawings with slight colouring, very much injured by damp throughout


7 1/8 × 4 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom