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A general Chronicle of history from the Creation, the first part, extending to the birth of Christ, written in A.D. 1459, in Nuremberg (?)

MS. Douce 367

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Excerpted from various authors who are named. The preface states 'diss buch ist genant Excerpta Cronicarum, ein versampnung lusperlicher sachen tat vnd geschichten gezogen aus vil Cronicken. vnd ist gemachtt worden des jars ... von Cristi ... gepurtt Tawsent vierhundertt vnd ym Newnundfunfftzigisten iaren des tags Mercury der funfften Nonas July der do was xj tag ...'; and that it is written to the honour of Nuremberg. The text beg. 'Der Almechtig ewig Got.' A table of chapters precedes, and an alphabetical index and a few biblical pedigrees follow. The 1840 Catalogue mistook the words 'zu zellen' of the preface as = 'in villa de cella.' See Priebsch, Deutsche Handschriften (1896), p. 180.

On the front cover is a large allegorical design of a man and woman, a hunter with dog, etc.: on the other are two large animals, one with a human head. The front cover is facsimiled, and the design described, in W. S. Brassington's Historic Bindings in the Bodleian Library, (1891), pl. v.


  • Creation: written in A.D. 1459, in Nuremberg (?)


205 leaves, in double columns

Language of Materials

  • German


MS. Douce 367

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 21942

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

Physical Facet

On paper, with a few coloured capitals, etc., binding: hand-stamped brown leather on boards, with brass ornamented corners and bosses, contemporary German work


16 3/4 × 12 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom