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Part one of '... Le liure appelle Le Mireur du Monde ...' a general history, written in the second half of the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 336
Held at the Weston Library

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Comprises the first 39 chapters. The miniatures are well drawn and executed with brilliant colours. The arms of Estouteville occur frequently on the borders, sometimes empaling those of Paynel and other families. Louis d'Estouteville, who died before 1463, married Jeanne Paynel, and the writing is possibly as early as 1463.


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


109 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 336

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 21911

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

Related Materials

See also MS. Douce 337 for the next 289 chapters and several smaller pieces.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with many fine miniatures, borders, capitals, etc., binding: brown morocco with gold ornament and doublure (18th cent., English)


11 3/8 × 8 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom