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Fragments of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th parts of the Romance of Lancelot du Lac, written early in the 14th cent.

MS. Douce 215
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Fols. 1-8 are from the beginning of the 2nd: fols. 9-39, 45 are from the 3rd part or Quest of the Saint Graal (wanting leaves after fols. 21, 25, 29): fols. 40-44 are from the 4th part or Morte Arthur.


  • Creation: written early in the 14th cent.


49 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 215

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 21789

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

Custodial History

In the La Vallière sale (1783) no. 4006: in the Crevenna sale (1790) no. 5138.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with eight miniatures, and borders, etc.


16 1/4 × 11 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom