Four or five medical manuscripts of the 14th century, with additions of the 14th and 15th centuries. Edit




  • 14th century. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    xvi (paper) + 156 + viii (paper) folios.



  • Language of Materials

    French, Middle (circa 1300-1600)

  • Physical Description

    0.00 linear metresxvi (paper) + 156 + viii (paper) folios.124.00 x 184.00 millimetres

  • Dimensions

    124.00 x 184.00 millimetres

  • Scope and Contents

    The volume has been heavily trimmed, leading to the partial loss of some headings and marginal notes.

  • Existence and Location of Copies

    Microfilm available: Mf.Sec.MSS.300.

  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Vellum. Binding of brown sheepskin (rebacked), tooled blind, with two clasps, 17th 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 James Balfour and has his contents-list and ex-libris, dated 1629, on folio ii; Denmilne number 59 on folio i. The volume was number 166-168 in the sale of Balfour`s library. Former pressmark: A.6.13. The manuscript was bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1698.