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

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MS. Douce 189

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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.

Dates

  • written in the 14th cent.

Extent

81 leaves, in double columns

Shelfmark

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

Dimensions

12 3/4 × 8 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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