Le Roman de Perceforest (The Romance of Perceforest)Medieval Manuscripts Medieval Manuscript Fragments
Item No: mcai420221
Title: Le Roman de Perceforest (The Romance of Perceforest)Script: Bastarda
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Perceforest enthroned and surrounded by courtiers
Notes: This cutting can be dated to ca. 1475.
Notes: This page begins the second volume of the multivolume Le Roman de Perceforest, a prose romance originally written by an anonymous author in six books between 1330 and 1344. The titular hero of the narrative, Perceforest, was left in charge as ruler of Britain by Alexander the Great, where he introduced Christianity and created the chivalric order of Franc Palais, a company of exemplary knights.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1644503
Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 343 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 42:22