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Part of the French prose Romance of Lancelot du Lac, comprising the second part of the Romance proper, written in the 14th cent.

MS. Douce 199

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Beg. 'Ici commence li contes a parler dagrauain le bon chevalier. Ci endroit dit li contes que quant Agrauains se fu de ses compegnons partis'), and (fol. 300) the third part or Quest of the Holy Grail beg. '... commence ici endroit listoire del Saint Graal & dit en itele maniere. A la ueille de Pentecoste quant li compeignen de la Table Ronde') as far as 'si trouue li hermites' in the episode of Gawain and the hermit: the MS. was left unfinished. The work is here, as usual, attributed to Walter Mape.


  • written in the 14th cent.


325 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 199

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 21773

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, with miniatures, illuminated capitals, etc., binding: red velvet


14 5/8 × 10 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom