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Copies, early 17th century, in French, of treaties drawn up between France and her various allies, 1552-1615.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.3.4

Scope and Contents

Also included is a copy of a memoir of Henri IV by Pierre Jeannin, in a different hand from the rest of the volume (folio 1), a number of instructions to ambassadors, commissions, and other related material, and a table of contents (folio 264).


  • Creation: 1552-1615.

Language of Materials

French, Middle (circa 1300-1600)


0.00 Linear metres (iii + 267 folios. Quarto.)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Binding of 17th-century green sheepskin, gilt-stamped and bearing the royal arms.

Custodial History

The manuscript was part of the papers of Sir James Balfour of Denmilne (Denmilne number 53). It was bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1698.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

For another manuscript in the hand of the second scribe, containing similar material, some of which is duplicated here, see Adv.MS.33.3.9.


For the texts of the treaties, see ‘Corps universel diplomatique du droit des gens’ by Jean Dumont (Amsterdam, 1726-1731), volume v, parts 1-2.
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