A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Rawl. Q. b. 6

Summary Catalogue no.: 27855


Lancelot Cycle, Branches 3, 4, 5.
Language(s): Old French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fols. 1–245 were written by Ernouls of Amiens, colophon fol. 187v.


Pächt and Alexander i. 586, pl. XLIV:

Fine miniature (defaced).

Fine borders.

Fine historiated initials.

Fine other initials.


Dark green leather with gold ornament (English, 17th cent.), worn and mended.


Origin: 14th century, beginning ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Richard Rawlinson, 1690–1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1895). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (524 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.