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Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library,  BANC MS UCB 107
Description: ff. i + iii + 380 - Old vellum; red leather title-label, "Manuscrit precieux de 1133." - Pierre Philippe Constant Lammens (1762-1836); Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), his n. 1279; acquired by the Bancroft Library UC Berkeley from Sotheby's (28 November 1967, lot 93). Previous call number f2MS PQ1475 G69.
Number of Parts: 2 - Number of Images Available: 13
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/BANCMSUCB107_1
Language: Latin French Country: France Century: 13th

Part 1: ff. i-iii
Description: - Parchment - 298 x 203 mm
Country: FranceCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XIII/XIVSearchable Date Range: 1290 - 1310
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: 1
Script: Gothic.
Figurative Decoration: 16 roundels decorated with gold with signs of the zodiac and depictions of monthly occupations.
Other Decoration: Painted initials decorated with gold on squared grounds of blue and red; calendar entries in red, blue, and brown.
Notes: Calendar not originally part of this manuscript but contemporary with it.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. i-iii
Title: Calendar
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Some calendar entries in French. French poem in three stanzas, each ending with the line "du bon Briant de France conestable," added in a 14th century hand to the verso of f. iii. 
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f. ii verso   September-October, monthly occupations; zodiac signs
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f. iii   November-December, monthly occupations; zodiac signs.
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Part 2: ff. 1-382v
Description: - Parchment - 298 x 203 mm - 2 columns of 44-46 lines ruled in hard point and lead.
Country: FranceCardinal point: northern
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XIII/XIVSearchable Date Range: 1290 - 1310
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: 1
Script: Gothic.
Figurative Decoration: 5 groups of miniatures on backgrounds of either burnished gold or white-patterned blue or red.
Other Decoration: Numerous 4- to 7-line initials in gold or with gold decoration on painted, white-patterned grounds, occasionally inhabited but usually with geometric or foliate infillings; 2-line initials in red and blue with pen-flourishing in other color.
Notes: Foliated 1-382 but missing ff. 2 and 22; contemporary foliation in roman numerals, upper right margin.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-382v
Title: "Lancelot Proper"
Language(s): French
Notes: Manuscript complete but contains only the first two thirds of the romance, sometimes known as La Reine aux grandes douleurs 
Status of text: Parts of some leaves torn away.
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f. 1   Miniature: the Round Table, King Claudas wounded, King Ban's wife and the baby Lancelot, the Lady of the Lake carrying the baby away, the Queen received by the abbess
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f. 1, detail   Miniature: the Round Table, King Claudas wounded, King Ban's wife and the baby Lancelot, the Lady of the Lake carrying the baby away, the Queen received by the abbess
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f. 3v   Painted initial.
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f. 62   Miniature: Arthur and courtiers riding, Arthur blowing a horn, Lady of the Lake presenting Lancelot to Arthur, Arthur welcoming Lancelot, Lancelot helping wounded knight
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f. 78v   Painted and flourished initials.
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f. 98v   Painted initials.
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f. 126   Miniature: Arthur riding towards the kneeling Lancelot, Guinevere and attendants waiting for Lancelot, Guinevere and attendants
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f. 150v   Painted and flourished initials.
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f. 198   Medieval foliation.
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f. 206   Miniature: Guinevere and the Dame de Malehaut sending off Lancelot and Galehaut, Lancelot and Galehaut riding towards a castle, Lancelot and Galehaut riding with their squires
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f. 319v   Miniature: Lancelot in a cart, Meleagant's stepsister rowing towards Lancelot's prison, Lancelot killing Meleagant
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