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A history of Alexander the Great, in nine books, compiled from Justin, Plutarch, Julius Valerius, and (the last eight books) from Quintus Curtius, written in the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 318
Held at the Weston Library

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Translated into French, according to the 1840 Catalogue, by Vasque de Lucene. The first chapter beg. 'Comment es hystoires puet apparoir ... Regardant les discors': at fol. 249 is a 'Conclusion du translateur.'.

('251') leaves, in double columns.


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent.


246 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 318

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 21892

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

Custodial History

Owned by 'Guyon de Sardiere' in the 16th cent.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated capitals, blank spaces being left for miniatures


12 3/4 × 9 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom