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Part of the 'Tractatus qui vocatur Speculum vite Christiane', the colophon preserving the title, written in the first half of the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 274
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Twelve leaves are lost at the beginning, and the part preserved includes commentaries on the Ten Commandments, Seven Sacraments, Septem opera corporalia misericordie, do. spiritualia, Seven cardinal virtues, Seven deadly sins, and 'Septem Hereses contra vijtem peticiones [Oracionis Dominice]', with two short additions at fols. 10v, 17v.


  • Creation: written in the first half of the 15th cent.


23 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 274

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 21848

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

Physical Facet

On parchment


7 7/8 × 5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom