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MS 128: Composite manuscript including two texts, 14th century

Identifier: MS 128


Contains two texts, in two different hands.

ff. 1-11v: 'De sphaera mundi' by Johannes de Sacrobosco

ff. 12r-16: 'De Substantia orbis' [incomplete] by Averroes


Fairly written by two hands, with diagrams, but initials have not been inserted.


  • Creation: 14th century

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


1 bound MS volume

Custodial History

The two hands are probably Italian, but there are no marks of local origin. A previous shelf-mark has been 712.

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland’s catalogue: Joh. de Sacrobosco de Sphaera. Averroes, De Substantia Orbis.

Previous reference

Laing 167

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum

Binding: Modern

Collation: a8, b8 (+2 fly-leaves) =16.


20.96 cm X 14.61 cm


Secundo folio: cujus tam

Foliation and number of lines to a page: The foliation and number of lines to a page vary throughout the manuscript. See individual descriptions for more details.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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