The Quest for the Holy Grail, s. XV

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Facsimile edition of the manuscript of s. Ms. XV 527, The Quest for the Holy Grail (Roman de la Quête du Graal), original of which is preserved in the Municipal Library of the town of Dijon, capital of Burgundy, France.

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Facsimile edition of the manuscript of s. Ms. XV 527, The Quest for the Holy Grail (Roman de la Quête du Graal), original of which is preserved in the Municipal Library of the town of Dijon, capital of Burgundy, France. This corresponds to a low copy number less than 15 of the limited edition of 870 venal copies, numbered and notarized.

Leather-bound facsimile on table with gold engraving, gold backs. 34.5 x 43.5 cm.

Book bound back up study skin. 30 x 40.5 cm. Literary study and translation by Carlos Alvar, from the University of Alcalá. Stylistic study of miniatures by Francois Avril, the National Library of France.

Facsimile and study book are presented in a box-case overall matching. 35 x 45 cm format. Total weight: 9.1 kgs.

The manuscript 527 of the Municipal Library of Dijon is one of the most beautiful thanks to its 46 miniatures, in careful cursive, the quality of each of their pages, reflecting that the recipient was a lover of books, most beautiful books at a time (mid-fifteenth century) in which bibliophile hobby of kings and high French nobility produced works of art, like this codex.

Although the origin of the book is not very clear, it seems that it was done in western France during the fifteenth century, 163 folios of parchment written in two columns. The text contains the full version of the Quest or Quest of the Holy Grail, and a share of the third version of Tristan in prose.

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