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Composite manuscript containing two texts, 15th century

Identifier: MS 215


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.


  • 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.


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.


18.41 cm x 12.70 cm


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

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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