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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Labels, usually printed or engraved, frequently with a distinctive design, pasted or tipped into books to mark their ownership or presentation, and sometimes to indicate their location in a library. They are usually attached to the inside of the upper cover.

Found in 86 Collections and/or Records:

Accounts of the early oriental and classical mythical gods and heroes and Roman Emperors and Empresses, followed by notes on some classical fables.

Identifier: MS.3861
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The author's name appears as Dominicus Tagliaboscus on folio 142 verso, with the date 1702, and on folio 305.

Dates: 1702.

'Akbar-nāmah' of Abu'l Faẓl ibn Mubārak al-'Allāmī., 1655.

Identifier: MS.3183
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Manuscript, apparently of the eighteenth century, containing Book I only (composed AD 1655). Illumination at beginning of Part I (folio 2 verso) and Part II (folio 418 verso). Miniatures on folios 27, 58, 94, 123, 130, 145, 158, 194, 197, 221, 238 verso, 254 verso, 265 verso, 307 verso, 365, 399. In Part II there are no miniatures, but several pages have been left blank, evidently for receiving them.

Dates: 1655.

Book of hours, according to the Use of Rome, written in northern France., Late 15th century.

Identifier: MS.6130
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Calendar in French in red and black; added in black in a later hand at the end of March are Saints Dennis [sic], Patrick and Grizel, in English (folio 6);(ii) Hours of the Cross (folio 18);(iii) Hours of the Holy Ghost (folio 26);(iv) Hours of the Blessed Virgin Mary (folio 31);(v) Office of the Dead (folio 92);(vi) Penitential Psalms and Litany (folio 132);(vii) 'Obsecro te'...
Dates: Late 15th century.

Book of hours, according to the Use of Rouen., Late 15th century.

Identifier: MS.6131
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Calendar in French in red and black. Entries in red include Saints Nicholas (9 May and 6 December) and Martial (3 July). (Folio 1.)(ii) Sequences of the Gospels. (Folio 10.)(iii) Passion according to St John. (Folio 13 verso.)(iv) Hours of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The whole of Sext, Nones, and Vespers, and much of the other offices is missing. It is probable that Lauds was followed by Matins and Lauds of the...
Dates: Late 15th century.

Book of hours, according to the Use of Sarum., 15th century.

Identifier: MS.3178
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Calendar; later entries have been made as follows: Hyginus (12 January), Hilarius (13 January), Marcellinus (16 January), Anastasius (27 April), Felix (30 May), Stephanus (3 August), Calixtus (14 October), Linus (26 November) (folio 1);(ii) Hours of the Blessed Virgin Mary (folio 13);(iii) Penitential Psalms (folio 65); Fifteen Gradual Psalms (cues only for the first twelve) (folio 77 verso);(iv) Litany, followed...
Dates: 15th century.

Book of hours according to the Use of Utrecht., 15th century.

Identifier: MS.7129
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Hours of the Virgin, with collects and antiphons for different classes of feast days (folio 1); (ii) Penitential Psalms (folio 71); (iii) Office of the Dead, with additional collects (folio 79).Lacking leaves before folio 1 and after folios 70, 76, 78, and 115. The lower margins of folios 1 and 81 have been cut away, without loss of text. Decorated penwork initials in red, blue, gold, and green at folios 1, 19 verso, 30 verso, 35 verso,...
Dates: 15th century.

Book of sermons on Exodus, xx, preached in the South-East Kirk, Edinburgh, presumably by the Minister, David Blair., 1706-1707.

Identifier: MS.1942
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The manuscripts of the Society of Antiquaries include the ‘Hawthornden Manuscripts’, MSS.2053-2067, the papers of William Drummond of Hawthornden and of his uncle, William Fowler.

Dates: 1706-1707.

'Book of verses’ by W E Henley (London, 1888), inscribed on the flyleaf and presented to Frederick Locker-Lampson by the author.

Identifier: MS.9047
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W E Henley's letter accompanying the volume, together with a later letter, 1890, to Frederick Locker-Lampson, are enclosed in an envelope that has been tipped in inside the front cover.

Dates: 1888, 1890.

Charms and spells etc., including notes on witchcraft and astrology., Late 18th century, 1818.

Identifier: MS.2716
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A late eighteenth-century manuscript bearing the signatures 'John Blakey' (page 15) and 'Thomas Wyld' (pages 30, 72), with some additional matter (page i), dated 1818, written perhaps by the James Lomax whose signature is on page 3.

Dates: Late 18th century, 1818.

Chronicle of England, and theological works., 14th century.

Identifier: MS.6125
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) 'Cronica de regibus et pontificibus Anglie', compiled by a Franciscan and based mainly on the works of Ralph de Diceto. It begins with a description of Britain and its marvels (cf. Diceto, ‘Opera Historica’, volume i, pages 30, 10-15), followed (folio 3 verso) by Diceto's 'De partitione provinciae', which is printed in Thomas Gale, ‘Historiae Britannicae ... scriptures XV’, volume i, pages 560-562. The first part of the chronicle (folio 4 verso) is...
Dates: 14th century.

Commonplace book in verse and prose.

Identifier: Acc.6824
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701 pages, with Aberdeen connections, bookplate of Charles Gordon of Beldornie and Wardhouse, and ownership inscription of Thomas Mercer.

Dates: late 17th century.

Copies, in an eighteenth-century hand, of Jacobite tracts, in a book containing Thomas Ruddiman's bookplate and a list of contents in his autograph.

Identifier: MS.2258
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) 'A Letter to the Author of a Sermon entituled, "A Sermon preach'd at the Funerall of Her Late Majesty Queen Mary . . ." By Dr. Cane [Ken], late Bp. of Bath and Wells', 29 March 1695 (published, London, 1695). (Folio 1.)(ii) 'A Letter from Mr. Lesly [Charles Leslie] to a Member of Parliament in London', Bar-le-Duc, 23 April 1714 (published, [publisher not identified], 1714). (Folio 7.)(iii) Proclamation of Prince James Edward...
Dates: 1648-[circa 1719].

Copy, late seventeenth century, of the chronicle of the Civil War in Scotland compiled by Henry Guthrie, Bishop of Dunkeld., Mid 17th century.

Identifier: MS.7117
Scope and Contents

The text of the manuscript is the same as that of the printed book, excepting some small omissions and additions, and numerous variants in vocabulary, spelling, and word order.

Dates: Mid 17th century.

Copy of Stair's ‘Institutions of the law of Scotland’., [Circa 1671.]

Identifier: MS.7116
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The general arrangement is that of the first printed edition of 1681, but in several places the text is shorter and rather different. About 20 blank leaves at the end of the volume have been torn out.

Dates: [Circa 1671.]

Correspondence of James Maidment with and concerning John Riddell, with some other papers of Riddell.

Identifier: MS.5312
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The letters chiefly concern genealogical matters and the disposal after his death of John Riddell's manuscripts (the Riddell Collection), which were arranged by James Maidment and chiefly purchased by Lord Lindsay for ultimate preservation in the Advocates' Library.

Dates: 1805-1867.