File NLW MS 11611C. - History of Alexander the Great, &c.; Historia regum Britanniae

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NLW MS 11611C.


History of Alexander the Great, &c.; Historia regum Britanniae


  • [late XII cent.] (Creation)

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105 ff. : Parchment ; 230 x 165 mm.

Bound in calf, with gilt and blind tooling, by [René] Simier.

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A volume containing three texts from the Alexander cycle, namely (a) the History of Alexander the Great in the abridged version of Julius Valerius ('Incipiunt Gesta Alexandri Magni') (ff. 1-17 verso); (b) Correspondence between Alexander the Great and Dindimus, king of the Brahmans ('Disputacio inter Alexandrum Inperatorem et Dindimum regem bragmanorum') (ff. 17 verso-32); and (c) 'Commonitorium palladii. Vita bragmanorum' (ff. 32-34 verso); together with an imperfect text of the Historia Regum Britanniae of Geoffrey of Monmouth ('Incipit hystoria britannorum') (ff. 34 verso-105). The volume was probably compiled in France. It is neatly written, with headings in red and initial letters in blue, green, red, and buff.

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  • Latin

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The description is also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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'2/2x/-', '205', '£8.8.0', 'History 250', 'Cup 24/B', '46', '573.b.10' (all in pencil), 'Manuscrit Sur Vel' and '2018 P' (in ink) on verso of front flyleaf.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 11611C.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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September 2009.


  • English



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