Photographs of five pages of MS. Lat. Q.v.1, 112 in the M E Saltuikov-Shchedrin Library in Saint Petersburg: Hours of Mary, Queen of Scots. Edit




  • Circa 1430. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    i + 5 folios. Quarto.



  • Language of Materials

    French, Middle (circa 1300-1600)

  • Scope and Contents

    The manuscript, written and illuminated circa 1430, contains verses in French in Mary`s hand, most of which are reproduced here.

    Placed with the photographs is a letter concerning them from Ronald Munro Ferguson to Lord Rosebery, 1903.

  • Bibliography

    The verses were published by Prince Alexandre Labanoff in ‘Lettres … de Marie Stuart’ (London, 1844), vii, pages 348-352.

    For a description of the manuscript, see “Principaux Manuscrits à peintures ... dans ... l`ancienne Bibliothèque Impériale Publique de Saint-Pétersbourg” by Comte A de Laborde (Paris, 1936), i, pages 63-66.

  • 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 photographs were transferred in 1973 from the Department of Printed Books.