Cambridge. Corpus Christi College, Parker Library MS 494

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Cambridge. Corpus Christi College, Parker Library
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MS 494
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  • 1400 - 1499
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  • Middle English
  • Old French
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  • Laurent d'Orléans OP, La somme le roi, translated into English
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  • The sole text in CCCC MS 494, dating to the fifteenth century, is a unique translation in Middle English of La somme le roi, a treatise on religious instruction compiled for Philip III of France in 1279 by Laurent (or Lorens) d'Orléans OP. It was given to the College by John Booth, Fellow, 1627-40. The paste downs are fragments of a French romance, the prose Lancelot. The book retains its original medieval stamped binding. As a result of the fragility of this binding it has only been possible to image the exterior and interior of the front cover, the exterior of the back cover, and part of the text pages, ff. 49r-53v.
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