Condition: Interiors: Both Near Fine to Fine. First Edition, 1962. Paris, Club du Livre. Numbered 1844 of 2925. Facsimile: 12.5 x 8.5 cm; Transcription: 19 x 24 cm. Adaptation features deckled edges. Binding condition of both: Good to Near Fine. Adaptation suffers a minor scuff; the facsimile reflects the condition of the manuscript. Decorative Box Condition: Good. Wood case covered in lamb's leather in style of calf leather binding. Some minor scuffing to leather; the leather tab has been been ripped but is still functional. The box hinges also show some wear. 22 x 24.5 x 7.5 cm.
This two-volume boxed set marries the Medieval with the Modern. Louis-Robert Plazolles and Jean Gradassi offer a twentieth-century illustrated adapation of the late twelfth-century witness to the Chanson de Roland, an important epic poem written, here, in Anglo-Norman French. The facsimile of Digby 23, the manuscript housed in Oxford University's Bodliean Library, accompanies the adapation.