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Alexander, William. Doomesday or the Great day of the Lords Judgement, Early 16th century

Identifier: De.4.72

Scope and Contents

This volume contains William Alexander's poem Doomesday or the Great day of the Lords Iudgement. There are four stanza of eight lines each to a page and the text breaks off at the end of the second stanza of the "Fifth Hour".


  • Creation: Early 16th century


Language of Materials



1 volume : 63 leaves

Custodial History

"Given to the Colledge of King James in Edenbrough 1624 by W.D." written on the first leaf recto.

With some annotation, possibly in William Drummond's hand.


Drummond, William, and Robert H. (Robert Hugh) MacDonald. The Library of Drummond of Hawthornden / Edited with an Introduction by Robert H. MacDonald. (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1971). Item no. 1328.


White vellum over boards with gilt tooled border and frame. Royal Arms are gilt stamped in centre of front and back covers. Gilt stamped shield with Academ Edinburg Guil Drummond Ab Hawthornden D.D.Q inside front cover and gilt stamped winged horse over laurel wreath with Hos Gloria Reddit Honores inside back cover. Brown morocco title label on spine. Gilt edges to text block.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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