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A copy by a German of three poetical pieces relating to Tristram

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MS. Add. A. 59

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A copy by a German of three poetical pieces relating to Tristram:
  1. (fol. 1). A copy of the long fragment (about 4500 lines) of the Roman de Tristan in a Baluze MS. in the Bibliothèque Nationale at Paris (Baluze 759, or no. 7989, art. 5): beg. 'Que nul senblant', ends 'dire ne li lut.'
  2. (fol. 38). 'Lai de Chevrefoil', by Marie de France, perhaps copied from Brit. Mus. MS. Harl. 978.
  3. (fol. 40). A poetical dialogue between Tristan and Gwalzmai, in Welsh, with a literal English rendering. The title beg. 'Englynion a vu rwng Trystan vab Tallioz a Gwalzmai vab Gwyar', text beg. 'Gwalzmai. Prwystyl vyz ton anianawl.'
A few titles and notes are in German. Perhaps this MS. was used for prof. Friedrich H. von der Hagen's edition of art. 1 published at Breslau in 1823 (?).

Dates

  • written early in the 19th century

Extent

43 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French
  • Welsh
  • English
  • German

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 59, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Add. A. 59

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18640

Abstract

A copy by a German of three poetical pieces relating to Tristram, written early in the 19th century

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. V, no. 28685.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library in 1857 for £1.

Physical Facet

On paper, in double columns

Dimensions

8 7/8 × 7 1/4 in.
Title
A copy by a German of three poetical pieces relating to Tristram
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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