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The last part of the Roman de Lancelot du Lac, written in the 14th cent.

MS. Douce 189
Held at the Weston Library

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(fol. 1) At end:--'Ex pli cit. lamort. lo roi Artu', the last part of the Roman de Lancelot du Lac, in prose: prologue beg. Apres ce qe maistres . Gautiers Map': text beg. 'Quant boorz fu uenuz': at end 'Ci se rest ore atant. Meistres Gautiers Map. de lestoire de Lanc** [Lancelot] ...' As usual the original romance is ascribed to Walter Mape.

(fol. 65) At end:-- 'Ex pli cit la mort monsingnor . T[ristan]': beg. 'Or dit li Contes qe ne demora mie grainent qe li rois Marc auoit assegie le rois Artus dedens Kamaalot': ends 'Et de ce qil li done si grant priz.' This is apparently part of the second part of the prose Roman de Tristan, as enlarged by Hélie de Borron.


  • Creation: written in the 14th cent.


81 leaves, in double columns

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 189

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 21763

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

Custodial History

A paper fastened to fol. iv states that on Feb. 14, 1774, this MS. was given by the princess de Rohan to the prince de Soubise.

Physical Facet

On parchment


12 3/4 × 8 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom