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Commentary on 'De Sphaera'

 Fonds — Volume: Dk.7.29
Identifier: Coll-1947

Scope and Contents

Volume entitled Buchananus De Sphaera: George Buchanan, with commentary by Adam King, covering key aspects of mathematical, natural philosophical, and astronomical knowledge from antiquity to the early modern period, from the Christian West and the Islamicate and pre-Islamic East, and from Copernicus to Galileo and Kepler. Bound with this is a second manuscript containing poetry by King.

Dates

  • c1616

Creator

Extent

1 volume

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The commentary on Buchanan and King’s own poetry was bound together with another handwritten collection of poetry, also written by Adam King, at some point between the eighteenth or nineteenth centuries.

Custodial History

Adam King gave the manuscript to his nephew, University of Edinburgh Regent, William King. (For his ownership: David McOmish, 'Not just a lawyer: Thomas Craig and humanist Edinburgh’ in Innes Review, 67.2. (2016), 96–106, at 104–6.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited in Edinburgh University Library by William King in the 17th century.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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