Engravings of flowers, hand-coloured in water-colours on vellum. Edit

Summary

Identifier
Adv.MS.23.1.8

Dates

  • 17th century. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    44 folios. Folio.

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Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    An additional paper folio containing a drawing of a leaf with measurements in French, has been inserted after folio 12.

    Two inscriptions, `Paris April 26 1670` (folio 1) and `Pa Moray` (folio 43) have been deleted. They may be by Patrick Murray of Livingston, who kept an extensive botanic garden.

  • Bibliography

    The engravings are taken from a copy of ‘Le jardin du roi tres chrestien Henry IV’ by Pierre Vallet (Paris, 1608).

  • 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 was bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1723 at the sale of Sir Robert Sibbald`s library.

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