Miscellaneous volume containing notes and studies on the Bible, together with a variety of astrological, historical and cosmographical writings. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.8187

Dates

  • 2nd half of 17th century. (Creation)

Extents

  • 342 Leaves (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    Also included are a quantity of amorous and other verse, some anecdotes, and an article on the 1st Marquess of Montrose. It may have been compiled by one Samuel Brett, otherwise unknown, whose name appears on folio 318 verso, but more probably by several people, there being several contemporary hands (in different inks) exhibited by the leaves, which vary in size, and which contain a number of unrelated watermarks.

    The volume was compiled in the latter half of the seventeenth century (the date 1658 is mentioned on folio 338 verso).

  • Arrangement

    342 folios.

  • Physical Description

    Bound in a contemporary cover, with clasps (now missing).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1965, by Messrs James Thin, Booksellers, Edinburgh.

Components