Copies, 1642, of various works, 1529-1549, made by Sir James Balfour of Denmilne. Edit




  • 1529, 1549. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    xii + 32 folios. Folio.



  • Scope and Contents

    The contents of the manuscript are as follows:

    (i) `A Descriptione of the Westerne Iles of Scotland` by Sir Donald Monro, 1549 (folio 1).

    (ii) `Geneologies of the cheiff clans of the lies` by Sir Donald Monro, n.d. (folio 20).

    (iii) `Descriptio Insularum Orchadiarum` by John Ben, 1529 (folio 24).

  • Bibliography

    Sections (i) and (ii) were published in ‘Description of the Western Isles of Scotland, called Hybrides’ (Edinburgh, 1774).

    For an edition incorporating material from (i) and (ii), see ‘Monro`s Western Isles of Scotland and genealogies of the clans’, edited by R W Munro (Edinburgh, 1961).

    Section (iii) was first published in ‘History of the Orkney islands’ by George Barry (Edinburgh, 1805).

  • 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 1698.