A treatise on heraldry and the duties of heralds, written in the second half of the 15th cent.
- (fol. 1) an account of Heraldry beg. 'Le tresnoble et trespuissant roy Alexandre'
- (fol. 14) the rules and customs of jousting
- (fol. 73) modes of creation of high dignitaries
Much of it is avowedly from 'Le Songe du Vergier' and ' L'Arbre des Batailles.'.
- Creation: written in the second half of the 15th cent.
Language of Materials
MS. Douce 278
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 21852
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
With the 18th cent. bookplate ' Du cabinet de livres de Pontchartrain': in the La Valliere sale (1783) no. 5408.
On paper, with several coloured drawings (fols. iiv, 21v, 36av, 47v, 72)
7 7/8 × 5 5/8 in.