Imperfect copy in a 17th-century hand of John Bellenden`s translation of the ‘Scotorum Historiae’ of Hector Boece. Edit




  • Early 16th century. (Creation)


  • 0.00 Linear metres (Whole)
    i + 164 folios. Folio.



  • Scope and Contents

    This copy lacks folios 2, 3 and 163 (the last), which are supplied in a hand apparently of the 2nd quarter of the 18th century. It appears to have been copied from an earlier manuscript, rather than from the edition which was printed about 1536 in Edinburgh, from which it diverges in a number of places. It is not known who made this copy nor who owned it: what may be `Rob: Innes` has been written in a 17th-century hand at folios 1 and 14 but has been subsequently deleted. The upper corner of folio i, which may have contained the name of a former owner, has been torn off.

  • Related Materials


    For other manuscripts not discussed in `Bellenden`s Translation of the History of Hector Boece`, see MSS.3146, 5288 and 21244.

  • Bibliography

    Boece, Hector. ‘Scotorum Historiae’ (Edinburgh, circa 1536).

    For a discussion of this and other manuscripts, including MS.2766, see `Bellenden`s Translation of the History of Hector Boece`, by R W Chambers and W Seton, in the Scottish Text Society`s edition of the work (1938, 1941), volume i.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

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