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

MS. Douce 337
Held at the Weston Library

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Ends on fol. 42. Several smaller pieces follow:

  1. (fol. 42v) An account of the siege of Jerusalem by Titus, beg. 'Comment Tythe sen alla ... Tythe doncque enuoye', in 35 + 64 chapters, chiefly from Josephus
  2. (fol. 85) An account of some monsters, beg. '... Vne recitation de auscuns monstres. Poge de Florence recite...'
  3. (fol. 86) A Life of Pontius Pilate, beg. 'Vng roy fut nomme Titus'
  4. (fol. 88) 'De la priere que saint Gregore fist a nostre Seigneur pour lempereur Traien'
  5. (fol. 90) 'Comment les deulx filz Symeon resusciterent a la mort et passion nostre Seigneur Ihesu Crist.'

Comprises 298 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. On the horses of fol. 1, are the words Raymo[nd?] and Ragante.


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


99 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 337

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 21912

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 336 for the first 39 chapters.

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