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.
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.
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.