Didot Perceval

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Didot Perceval

So named because the only manuscript of this legend discovered belonged to A. F. Didot, the famous collector. This version of the legend of the Holy Grail greatly emphasizes the illness of the Fisher King. It tells how King Arthur 's Round Table was constructed and relates the adventures of Sir Perceval, which are much the same as those told in the Conte del Graal. Included is the Good Friday incident in which Perceval and Brons are instructed in the mystical expressions that Christ was said to have whispered to Joseph of Arimathea on the cross.


Lacy, Norris J., ed. The Arthurian Encyclopedia. New York: Garland Publishing, 1986.

Roach, William, ed. The Didot Perceval. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1941.