Copies, early 17th century, in French, of treaties drawn up between France and her various allies, 1552-1615. Edit




  • 1552-1615. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    iii + 267 folios. Quarto.



  • Language of Materials

    French, Middle (circa 1300-1600)

  • Scope and Contents

    Also included is a copy of a memoir of Henri IV by Pierre Jeannin, in a different hand from the rest of the volume (folio 1), a number of instructions to ambassadors, commissions, and other related material, and a table of contents (folio 264).

  • Related Materials

    For another manuscript in the hand of the second scribe, containing similar material, some of which is duplicated here, see Adv.MS.33.3.9.

  • Bibliography

    For the texts of the treaties, see ‘Corps universel diplomatique du droit des gens’ by Jean Dumont (Amsterdam, 1726-1731), volume v, parts 1-2.

  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Binding of 17th-century green sheepskin, gilt-stamped and bearing the royal arms.

  • 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 manuscript was part of the papers of Sir James Balfour of Denmilne (Denmilne number 53). It was bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1698.