Transl. from the Old French by Sebastian Evans.
'This book is translated from the first volume of Perceval le Gallois ou le conte du Graal; edited by M. Ch. Potvin for "La Societe des Bibliophiles Belges" in 1866, from the MS. numbered 11,145 in the library of the Dukes of Burgundy at Brussels....Written three centuries later than the origiinal romance, and full as it is of faults of the scribe, this manuscript is by far the most complete known copy of the Book of the Graal in existence....what I take to be in all good faith the original story of Sir Perceval and the Holly Graal, whole and incorrupt as it left the hands of its first author.' --Introduction