French, Middle (circa 1300-1600)
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).
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.
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.
Binding of 17th-century green sheepskin, gilt-stamped and bearing the royal arms.
Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.
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.