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French manuscript, 9th century, containing all of the epigrams of Martial; with a binding, 13th century, in which the manuscript was previously bound.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.18.3.1-18.3.1(a)


  • Creation: 9th century, 13th century.

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Access to the manuscript is restricted. Please see the Conditions Governing Access notes within the Collections Organisation for further information.


1 Volumes

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Custodial History

The manuscript presumably remained in France until the 17th century, although there is no indication of its history until François Desmeulieux gave it to James Marchant in 1632 (folio i verso: `Jacobus Marchant hunc librum possidet ex dono francisci Desmeulieus amici sui, Sedani 3 decembris 1632`); it may have been Marchant who brought it to Scotland. Former pressmark: A.5.44. The manuscript was acquired by the Advocates’ Library before circa 1710.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland
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