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'... Le tierch liure de la Fleur des Histoires', originally in two volumes, and called 'Listoire des Sains', written in the second half of the 15th cent. in Flanders

MS. Douce 333
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

This is 'la premiere ou desreniere partie ... de la Legende Dorée.' This first part contains Lives of Saints from A--H, ending with st. Hubert, translated into French prose chiefly from the 'Legenda Aurea of Jacobus de Voragine', by Jean Mansel de Hesdin, with his anonymous prologue, and a list of contents. Fols. 12 & 23 are parchment.


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


420 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 333

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 21907

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

Physical Facet

On paper


11 1/2 × 8 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom