Collection of sayings and anecdotes entitled 'Collectanea Apophthegmatum', compiled by Lauchlan McIntosh. Edit




  • 1646. (Creation)


  • 182 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The entries are collected chiefly from classical sources and are arranged, alphabetically as far as possible, under an alphabetical sequence of headings. The collection is followed by a description of Jerusalem before its destruction by Vespasian (folio 130), a descriptive list arranged alphabetically of the places mentioned in the Old Testament, with their distances from Jerusalem in English miles (folio 138), and a similar list of the places mentioned in the New Testament, preceded by notes on various biblical topics (folio 149). The sources of all these compilations remain unidentified.

  • Physical Description

    Bound in a contemporary vellum cover, with the remains of thongs.

  • Arrangement

    iv+ 178 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1969.

  • Custodial History

    At folio i are three signatures of owners of the volume, all named Lauchlan Mackintosh. One is dated 1712, the others (one of which may be that of the compiler) are in undated seventeenth-century hands.