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Dives et pauper - a treatise on the Decalogue, written in the first half of the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 295
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Beg. 'Diues et pauper obuiauerunt sibi ... Leue frende these wordis ben.' The first leaf of the table of chapters and the last leaf of the text are wanting, and a few leaves are injured (fols. 29, 90, 107, 221, etc.). The work is usually attributed to Henry Parker (d. 1470).

'Thomas Richardson' (17th cent.) is on fols. 70, 85v, 99, cf. 78.


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


222 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 295

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 21869

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, binding: red velvet, faded


10 3/4 × 7 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom