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Composite manuscript including six texts, 13th century

Identifier: MS 115


Contains six texts, all in the same hand. The texts relate to philosophy. This manuscript is probably English or French, and is from the 13th century. The contents are as follows:

ff. 1r-23v: Dragmaticon philosophiae by William of Conches

ff. 23v-27r: Imago Mundi by Honorius Augustodunensis

ff. 27r-29v: Liber differentia quae est inter spiritum et animam by Costa Ben Luca, translated by John of Seville

ff. 29v-72r: Commentariorum In Hierarchiam Coelestem S Dionysii Areopagitae (Commentary on the Celestial Hierarchy by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite) by Hugo of Saint Victor

ff. 72r-78v: Cornicula by Ralph of Longchamp, edited by Master Radulffo

ff. 79r-87v: De faciebus mundi by William of Auvergne

The texts are described separately under MS 115/ff. 1r-23v; MS 115/ff. 23v-27r; MS 115/ff. 27r-29v; MS 115/ff. 29v-72r; MS 115/ff. 72r-78v; and MS 115/ff. 79r-87v.


Very beautifully written on fine vellum in a minute hand, with fine blue and red filigree initials. There are notes in two different hands of the 14th century. The margins have been slightly cropped.


  • 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

There are no indications of original ownership, but it is probably an English or French manuscript. The name Jameson is written in pencil on the end board in a modern hand.

Previous reference

D. b. V. 15.

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland’s catalogue: Tractatus Varii de Philosophia, etc.


Glorieux, Palémon. La Faculté des arts et ses maîtres au XIIIe siècle. J. Vrin, 1972, p. 164.
Vernet, A. “Un remaniement de la Philosophia de Guillaume de Conches.” Scriptorium 1, no. 2 (1946): pp. 243-259. The relevant discussion is on p. 244.

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum

Binding: Modern, lettered 'Missal' (in error).

Collation: a18, b18, c17, d20, e14=87


15.56 cm x 12.54 cm


Secundo folio: suggerit linguas

Foliation and number of lines to a page: ff. 87, double columns, 52 lines to a page

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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