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MS 76: Composite manuscript including two texts, 13th century

Identifier: MS 76


Contains two texts in the same hand.

ff. 1v-86r: Books III and IV of 'Libri Quattuor Sententiarum' by Peter Lombard.

ff. 87r-195r: 'Liber de Sacramentis' by an unknown author.

The texts are described separately, under MS 76/ff. 1v-86r and MS 76/ff. 87r-195r.


A beautifully written manuscript in a uniform Gothic hand and very black ink, well spaced with good margins, now partially cropped, on fine vellum. The ornament consists of rubrics, marginal references in red, and good blue and red filigree initials.


  • Creation: 13th 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

It is not clear. From its appearance the book may be English or French. There is an old 15th century press-mark on f. 1, p. XXI, but no other early mark of any kind. It would seem later to have been in German hands. The binding (probably 17th century) looks German, and one pencil note of more recent date, 194 Blātter, is additional evidence of its having been in Germany. A Sale Catalogue entry (of unknown date) gives its price as £3,3s.

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland’s catalogue: Petri Lombardi Sententiae, Lib. III and IV. Liber de Sacramentis

Previous reference

D. b. IV. 10.

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum.

Binding: Stamped hogskin, 2 brass clasps.

Collation: a12-e12, f10, g12, h4, i12, k12, l8, m12, n18, o16, p18, q13=195.


19.21 cm x 15.56 cm


Secundo folio: donavit illi nomen

Foliation and number of lines to a page: ff. 195, double columns, 37 lines to a page.

Repository Details

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