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MS 134: Composite manuscript including two texts, 14th century

Identifier: MS 134


Contains two texts, both in the same hand. The Tractatus de logica by Al-Ghāzāli is found on ff. 1-34. A book by 'Isaac de Diffinitionibus' is included on ff. 34v-36. The texts are described separately, under MS 134/ff. 1-34; and MS 134/ff. 34v-36.


Well written, small Italian Gothic hand.


Blue and red filigree initials on burnished gold grounds with some foliage. These have been added in the late 15th century and are superimposed on the original initials. See f.34v where the original initial is visible.


  • 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

Italian script and illumination. The earliest mark of ownership is a book-plate on the inner cover which has written upon it Bibliotheca S. Giustina Padoa, and below the name Mabillon. The Monastery of Saint Justina is a well-known Benedictine House.

On the last paper fly-leaf, under a modern printed title, are bibliographical notes and particulars of the manuscript in Italian by Girolamo Negrini, librarian of the 'Biblioteca Costabiliana' (the library of the Costabili family) in Ferrara, written in 1843.

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland’s catalogue: Logica Algazelis.

Previous reference

D. b. II. 7

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum

Binding: Modern, lettered on red label ' Algazelis Logica mss. Saec. xv.'

Collation: a12, b12, c12=36.


30.80 cm X 21.59 cm


Secundo folio: ex una earum

Foliation and number of lines to a page: ff. 36, double columns, 57 lines to a page.

Repository Details

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