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Illustrations of mediaeval Fools and Jesters, written in the 15th-19th cent.

MS. Douce b. 4
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Consisting of some illuminations from MSS. and original sketches, but chiefly of many copies from MSS., pictures, bronzes, etc., 1784-1825, some by Douce himself, 1789-96: one (fol. 33) by Benjamin D'Israeli, 1824.


  • Creation: written in the 15th-19th cent.


102 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Undetermined


MS. Douce b. 4

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 21975

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

Physical Facet

On paper, with many drawings


15 1/8 × 12 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom