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MS 105: Composite manuscript including two texts, 11th-12th century

Identifier: MS 105


Contains two texts, in several different hands.

ff. 1r-12v: ‘De Operibus Trium Dierum’ by Hugh of Saint Victor, also known as De Tribus Diebus

ff. 12v-35v: Collection of sermons, aphorisms, quotations, and sentences by several different authors including Hugh of Saint Victor, Martin of Braga, and Hildebert

The texts are described separately, under MS 105/ff.1-12 and MS 105/ff. 12v-36v.


Written by several hands of the 12th and possibly late 11th centuries, with plain red capitals and rubrics.


  • Creation: 11th-12th 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

From its appearance it would seem to be an English manuscript, but there are no distinctive marks of provenance. On the paper fly-leaf is written W. Herbert, T. Faulkener, 1850, and on the inner board in pencil, Manuscript 48/-.

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland’s catalogue: Hugonis de S. Victore de Tribus Diebus, etc.

Previous reference

Laing 56.

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum

Binding: Modern.

Collation: a9, b4, c8, d8, e7=36.


16.51 cm x 12.07 cm


Secundo folio: .m. sum in omnibus

Foliation and number of lines to a page: ff. 36, irregular number of lines to a page.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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