'Antiquitates illustrium gentum, Persarum, AEgyptiorum, Atheniensium, Lacedaemoniorum, Romanorum, Gallorum ... Collecta antiquis & classicis authoribus, non dictata quidem a praeceptore sed ... viva voce collecta opera & labore studiosorum adolescentium', and extracts from various antiquities. Edit


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  • Mid 17th century-late 17th century. (Creation)


  • 238 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Conditions Governing Use

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  • Arrangement

    viii folios + 460 pages.

  • Scope and Contents

    The 'Antiquitates illustrium gentum...' begins on page 1. It is followed by extracts from Martin Del Rio, ‘Disquisitiones Magicae’ (page 302), Diodorus Siculus (page 310), Herodotus (page 386), and Tacitus, ‘Annals’ (page 406); all written in the same seventeenth-century hand, after 1645 (page 267), in France, probably in a religious - perhaps Jesuit - institution, to judge from the contents, and probably in the University of Paris, to judge from the praises of that university (page 269).

  • Custodial History

    The volume contains the names of T(?) Pepper, S J (ex libris, page 455), and Peter Laverty, 1845 (folio i, page 426).

  • Bibliography

    ‘Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’, volume xii, page 569.