French prose translation of Boethius 'De consolatione philosophiae', written in the 15th cent.
'... 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.
Language of Materials
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.
On parchment, with four fine miniatures with borders, some illuminated, etc., binding: red leather with gold ornament (English, late 18th cent.)
12 × 9 in.