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Religious French pieces, all but one in verse, written in the 16th cent. in several hands

MS. Douce 252
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

The longest is 'Champ Royal de la Conception de Notre Dame' (fols. 1-16, a separate MS.: beg. 'Prince deuot profund perscrutateur'): at fol. 28v is a poetical description of Les Trois Vifs et Trois Morts, from the Danse Macabre, beg. 'Se nous vous apportons nouelles.' A French description of the volume precedes.


  • Creation: written in the 16th cent. in several hands


31 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 252

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 21826

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

Physical Facet

On paper


7 3/4 × 5 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom