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'... the boke of huntyng that is cleped Maystere of Game', in 35 chapters, written in the first half of the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 335

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With prologue dedicating the work to '... N... eldest sone an heire vn to ... H. the v [sic, but an erasure follows, so probably there was originally vi, an error for iv] ... king of Ingelonde ... ': chapt. 1 beg. 'Of the hare ... An hare is a common beest': the work describes hunting and hounds, and is mentioned in the Book of Hunting connected with the name of Juliana Barnes as by Edward duke of York, d. 1415 (see Douce's notes on fol. ii). At fol. 72 are '... the statutes and the lawes of the kynges forestes.'.

With the armorial bookplate of 'Charles Chauncy M.D.' (d. 1777).


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


77 Leaves


MS. Douce 335

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 21910

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, with small miniatures, illuminated capitals, etc., binding: red morocco with gold ornament, 18th cent.


11 3/8 × 8 in.

Repository Details

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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom