‘The Oxford Roland’, Digby 23, the oldest manuscript of this the oldest major work of French literature was written in Anglo-Norman in the 12th century. Perhaps it was already bound with a copy of the Latin translation of Plato’s Timaeus when the latter was bequeathed to Oseney Abbey by Master Henry of
The Bodleian has no fewer than eleven manuscript editions of the Roman de la Rose.
MS. Don. f. 33
Book of Hours, Use of Angers, in Latin
France, Angers(?); 15th century, c. 1470s
Book of Hours, in Latin and French France, Rouen; late 15th or early 16th century
MS. Buchanan e. 2 (formerly MS. Lat. liturg. e. 23) Author: Title: Book of Hours, Use of Paris Language: Latin, French Origin: France Paris(?) Date: 14th cent., last quarter, c. 1380 Provenance: Made for an unidentified laywoman Typescript description available?: Yes; a full draft catalogue description is available
S. J. P. van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, 7 vols. in 8, 1957-60 (unpublished typescript), IV-A, 78.
O. Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 1, Oxford, 1966 (repr. with corrections, 1969), no. 609, pl. XLVI © S.