Manuscript entitled ‘Traite du Blazon’. Edit




  • 1678. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    134 folios. Octavo.



  • Scope and Contents

    The treatise is in thirty-five chapters and is followed (folio 105) by explanatory notes to the illustrations, and (folio 127) by the illustrations themselves, which are in trick. It is preceded (folio 1 verso) by a diagram of the divisions of a field.

    Three folios which probably contained the title page and dedication have been removed from between folios 2 and 3. Offsets of the dedication survive, from which it appears that the author`s name was Bonin, and that he presented his work to a Scottish judge and Privy Councillor, possibly Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh or Sir Thomas Wallace, Lord Craigie.

  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Bound in part of a vellum document.

  • 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 manuscript was bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1723 at the sale of Sir Robert Sibbald`s library.