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An account of the old noble families of Nuremberg (with some annals of the city) from the earliest times, written in about 1590-1636 at Nuremberg

MS. Douce 346
Held at the Weston Library

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Exhibiting their arms, municipal offices, etc., in many cases with coloured arms and portraits. This 'Raths-und Geschlechtbuch der Stat Nürnberg' (fol. 85) is brought up to about A.D. 1590, with some additions to 1636. The second part (fol. 161) is a particular account of the Schönbart- (properly Schembart-) Gesellschaft, founded at Nuremberg in A.D. 1449 by the butchers of the city to commemorate their conduct in the tumults of A.D. 1349, and is illustrated by very many coloured figures of each successive Schönbart from 1449 to 1539, and of a Ring Dance and Mummers in 1449 (fols. 182-3), etc., all presumably copied from the original Schönbartsbuch in about 1590.


  • Creation: written in about 1590-1636 at Nuremberg


276 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • German


MS. Douce 346

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 21921

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

Custodial History

Owned by 'Hanns Ammon, 1640 den 1 Julj': and with the rather later (17th cent.) armorial bookplate of 'Iohann Conrad Feuerlein JCtus et Consil: Norimb.'.

Physical Facet

On paper, with many coloured illustrations


12 1/2 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom