HOLY GRAIL - MANUSCRIPT. Fragment of a version of the History of the Holy Grail [France, fifteenth century]
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HOLY GRAIL - MANUSCRIPT
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HOLY GRAIL - MANUSCRIPT
Manuscript fragment, 2 conjoined leaves (4 pages) from an unidentified manuscript in French, recovered from a book binding, with a fragment of the text of a History of the Holy Grail, c.27 lines per page visible, in a bold and legible gothic book hand, frayed at top, internal edges darkened, a few scattered wormholes, c.250 x 160mm. [France, fifteenth century]

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  • This fragment is a substantial portion of a French version of the History of the Holy Grail, containing passages describing the deeds of Kings Eualach and Tholome. The legend survives in several Middle English versions, but we have been unable to identify the source of this version in French. Included in the lot is a small strip torn from an illuminated manuscript on vellum, with one 2-line historiated initial.
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