Book of Genesis to 2 Chron. inclusive, with some prologues, in the earlier version of Wycliffe, written in more than one hand late in the 14th cent.
The first column is hardly legible. This was presumably the first volume of a set. A facsimile of fol. 252v is in W.W. Skeat's Twelve facsimiles (1892), plate viii.
- Creation: written in more than one hand late in the 14th cent.
280 leaves, in double columns
Language of Materials
MS. Douce 370
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 21945
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
On fol. 274v is a note of 'George Rawdon of Carlton' and 'Mathe Sadlar of Fellonglaye' (Fillongley, co. Warw.), his wife (16th cent.): '1756 Jany 17th Bot this Book of Mr Jn° Cooke of Upingham:' Douce probably bought it at the John Jackson sale in 1794 (lot 345).
On parchment, binding: stamped leather on boards, with ornamented metal bosses and corners, clasps lost (16th cent. ?)
9 × 6 1/4 in.