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Drinking and dancing songs, with music, written in the 18th cent.

MS. Douce 375
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Chiefly French, some Italian, one (fol. 38) Spanish. These are on 49 leaves, here mounted. On fol. 24 is a monogram composed of some such letters as SHVGVZERBO (or Q). Each leaf has a border of figures drawn as a specimen of penmanship.

The binding (' ... by C. Hering') bears the arms, crest, and motto of George Spencer-Churchill, duke of Marlborough (d. 1840).


  • Creation: written in the 18th cent.


52 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish; Castilian


MS. Douce 375

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 21950

Custodial History

In the White Knights sale (1819) this book was lot 4694, bought by mr. Trip-hook probably for Douce.

Physical Facet

On paper


10 3/8 × 15 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom