Manuscript annotations of the first half of the eighteenth century on an interleaved copy of ‘Fabularum aesopicarum delectus, cum Rogeri L'Estrange, equitis, interpretatione Anglica, necnon Latina variorum, Horatii, Phaedri, Faerni, &c. In usum studiosae juventutis Academiae Edinensis’ (Edinburgi, apud Jacobum Watson, MDCCX). Edit


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  • 1st half of 18th century. (Creation)


  • 54 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The annotations consist of: (i) Parsing, translation and etymology (all in Latin) of words from the Greek text of fables 1-22, almost identical with the corresponding part of MS.16484 (folios 4-22); (ii) Diagrams for the definitions and propositions of Euclid, books 1-4, 6 (folios 23-39); (iii) Trigonometrical diagrams and problems (folios l, 39 verso-46); (iv) Algebraic problems (folios 49-54).

  • Custodial History

    According to a nineteenth-century note on folio 2 verso the book belonged to and the annotations are in the hand of 'an eminent Professor of Mathematics'. It has not been possible to identify this person.

  • Arrangement

    54 folios among ii + 46 (wanting 41-42) printed pages.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1928, and transferred from the Department of Printed Books, 1986.