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A mutilated copy of the Somme rurale, a French manual of law, composed by Jean Boutillier in 1370, written in the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 386
Held at the Weston Library

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The original MS. had 296 leaves, here reduced by excisions at various places to 159. Some 'Riullez de droit' follow on fol. 135v, and a few other legal pieces.

'Che liure chy apertient a Jehan Marisal fitz de Nichaice [?] Marisal demorant a Lille', 16th cent. (fol. 159v).


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent.


160 leaves, in double columns

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 386

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 21961

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

Physical Facet

On paper


16 1/4 × 11 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom