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MS 215: Composite manuscript containing two texts, 15th century

 Item
Identifier: MS 215

Contents

Unbound manuscript containing two texts in two different hands.
ff. 1r-6r: 'Algorismus' by Alexander de Villa Dei, also known as Carmen de Algorismo
ff. 6v-8v: 'Tractatus pro juvenibus informandis' (Latin grammar)
The texts are described separately, under MS 215/ff. 1r-6r and MS 215/ff. 6v-8v.

Dates

  • 15th century

Language of Materials

Latin

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

9 folios.

Custodial History

Fragment of an English manuscript.

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland’s catalogue: Alexandri de Villa Dei Algorismus.

Previous reference

Laing 499c.

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum

Binding: Unbound, in leather case.

Dimensions

18.41 cm x 12.70 cm

General

Foliation and number of lines to a page: ff. 9, 28 lines to a page.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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