Five medical manuscripts, written in the 13th century perhaps in England, with additions of the 14th and 15th centuries; all were bound together by the 15th century. Edit




  • 13th century. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    i + 156 + i folios.



  • Physical Description

    0.00 linear metresi + 156 + i folios.135.00 x 190.00 millimetres

  • Dimensions

    135.00 x 190.00 millimetres

  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Vellum. Binding of wooden boards, quarter covered in red tawed leather; a brown leather chemise encloses the whole book with flaps and a strap originally fixing to a brass stud in the centre of the lower board; probably English, 14th or 15th century.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

  • Custodial History

    The volume belonged to Sir Robert Sibbald and was sold with his library. Former pressmark: W.6.13. The volume was bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1723.