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Composite manuscript including three texts, 15th century

Identifier: MS 132


This manuscript seems to contain a of compilation of astrological works, perhaps for teaching. It is 15th century. The different texts are listed below and detailed separately.

ff. 1r-46r: Excerpts from assorted works by Michael Scot, including Liber quatuor distinctionum and Liber introductorius.

ff. 46v-47v: De significatione septem planetarum in domibus by Gergis (or Jirjis).

ff. 47v-48r: De lunari significatione in singulis signis, wrongly attributed to Aristotle.

The texts are described separately, under MS 132/ff. 1r-46r; MS 132/ff. 46v-47v; and MS 132/ff. 47v-48r.


The volume is written in black with rubrication.


  • Creation: 15th 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

Very little is known about this volume. The only mark of ownership is D. Laing's signature with the date 1825 and a number 94.

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland’s catalogue: Michaelis Scoti, De Astrologia.

Previous reference

Laing 168

Physical Facet

Material: Paper

Binding: Modern, lettered 'Michaelis Scoti Astrologia ms. Saec. xiv.'

Collation: a12-d12=48.


29.85 cm X 21.59 cm


Secundo folio: [ini]tium omnis rei

Foliation and number of lines to a page: ff. 48, double-columns and 51 lines to a page.

Repository Details

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