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Composite manuscript including two different texts, late 15th century

Identifier: MS 103


Contains two texts bound together, both in the same hand.

ff. 1r-27r: 'Manuale'('Manual') attributed to Augustine of Hippo

ff. 27v-332v: 'Sermo de miseria humana' ('Sermon on human misery') attributed to Bernard of Clairvaux

The texts are described separately, under MS 103/ff. 1r-27r; and MS 103/ff. 27v-32v.


Written in good Italian minuscule.


Illuminated initials in the 'Manuale' attributed to Saint Augustine of Hippo. See individual description for more details.


  • Creation: late 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.


1 bound MS volume

Custodial History

Hand and illumination are Italian. The only mark of ownership is the book-plate of the Duke of Sussex, to whose library the manuscript belonged, and in whose catalogue it is described.

Previous reference

Laing 41

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland's catalogue: S. Augustini Manuale. S. Bernardi.


Bibliotheca Sussexiana. Catalogue of the Library of the Duke of Sussex, London, 1827, pp. 236-37.

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum.

Binding: Modern, lettered 'Manuale di Augustino MS. Ital.' Gilded edges.

Collation: a10-c10, d4 = 34.


13.02 cm x 8.89 cm


Secundo folio: permani nela

Foliation and number of lines to a page: ff. 34, 26 lines to a page.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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