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French prose translation of Boethius 'De consolatione philosophiae', written in the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 352
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

'... Le liure de Boece de Consolacion, lequel maistre Jehan de Mehun translata de latin en francois', preceded by a table of contents and prologue. This is the translation in verse and prose ('A-type') attributed to Jean de Meung. The arms at the beginning of each book show that the volume was written for a family bearing the arms, barry of six or and gules with a bordure of the same counterchanged: these are also found impaling the arms, gules eight bezants, two, four and two, both arms being dimidiated. These do not seem to be the arms of Giovio of Como as suggested in the 1840 Catalogue.


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent.


83 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 352

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 21927

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, with four fine miniatures with borders, some illuminated, etc., binding: red leather with gold ornament (English, late 18th cent.)


12 × 9 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom