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Burmese illuminated manuscript

Identifier: Coll-1768
Scope and Contents The manuscript is an early or mid 19th century painted Burmese "parabaik", telling the story of Singapatta ("Sangthong" in the better known Thai version), a story from the Buddhist Pannasa Jataka-Suvarnasankha Jataka. The story was so popular that it was later adapted and spread in the forms of "jataka" in the monastic tradition and in the form of tale/performance in the secular tradition. This copy seems to derive from the secular tradition.The manuscript is showing hunting scenes and...
Dates: not known

Collection of Ian R. Grant, antiquarian bookseller

Identifier: Coll-1383
Scope and Contents The material represents Ian R. Grant's seller's stock. The widely varied content of the collection includes legal documents on vellum, oaths of burgesses, inventories, correspondence and letter books, printed material such as adverts, magazines and religious pamphlets, songs and poems, family history documents, etc. It also includes a collection of c. 30 Burmese palm leaf manuscripts dating from the 19th century.Because there was no discernible original order, the material was arranged by...
Dates: 1544-1986

Collection of Professor Donald Mackinnon

Identifier: Coll-98
Scope and Contents The collection of Professor Donald Mackinnon includes lecture notes on the Gaelic language and culture, copies of Gaelic songs and poetry, religious texts such as hymns and sermons, fragments of medieval manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and photographs. As the first Chair in Celtic at the University of Edinburgh, Professor Mackinnon was very diligent in his work to document and share Gaelic language, literature, and history. The collection not only includes primary and secondary sources, it...
Dates: 15th-19th century

Early seventeenth-century manuscript of Italian and French lute music in French tablature

Identifier: Coll-2073
Scope and Contents Formerly part of the Dolmetsch Collection, this manuscript contains some 320 pieces of Italian and French lute music in French tablature, 89 of which are unique to this source. The compositions, by 26 identified composers, date from the transitional period between the stylistic epochs of the Renaissance and Baroque. One composer of particular interest is the lutenist Michelagnolo (or Michelangelo) Galilei (1575-1631), son of the theorist and lutenist Vincenzo Galilei and brother of Galileo...
Dates: c 1620

Ethiopic Manuscripts Collection

Identifier: Coll-2068
Scope and Contents This is a small yet significant collection of manuscripts in the Ethiopic (Ge’ez) script, comprising 12 items. These include devotional texts: Psalters, the New Testament, the Gospels, collections of prayers and stories of the Christian saints, all of which are parchment codices. It also includes three small protective scrolls, containing sections of devotional writings and illuminations.Many of these manuscripts are illuminated, the codices largely preserve their wooden board bindings and...
Dates: 18th-19th century

Illuminated manuscript by Charles Oppenheimer (1875-1961) of 'The Eve of Saint Agnes' by John Keats

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1261
Identifier: Coll-1666
Scope and Contents 1901 work in the form of an illuminated manuscript of the poem The Eve of Saint Agnes, by John Keats. The bound volume is of fourteen pages of vellum.

Work demonstrates Oppenheimer's craftsmanship and skill and improving drawing. It is not known whether the item was a commission, an academic exercise or business sample.
Dates: 1901

Manuscripts of the Islamicate World and South Asia

Identifier: Or Ms
Scope and Contents This collection consists of over 700 manuscripts pertaining to the Islamicate world and South Asia, dating from the 10th to 19th centuries C.E. (the majority being post-1500). Chiefly bound paper codices, it includes sacred texts of importance to the Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh faiths, Qur’anic commentaries, Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad and the Shi’i Imams, works treating Islamic law, world history, the history of India, medicine, mathematics,...
Dates: 10th-19th centuries C.E. (bulk: post-1500 C.E.)

Oxyrhynchus Papyri collection

Identifier: P.Oxy
Scope and Contents 18 documents, part of a collection distributed round multiple institutions globally.
Dates: 1st - 6th centuries

Palm Leaf Collection: Tamil Manuscripts

Identifier: Coll-1717
Scope and Contents Collection of five palm leaf manuscripts from the 18th and 19th centuries. Tivākarum (fragment) by Tivākarar. Cūṭāmaṇi nikaṇṭu (fragment) by Maṇṭalapuruṭan. Mūturai (complete) by Auvaiyār. Fragment of a commentary on some work. ...
Dates: 18th-19th century

Palm-leaf manuscript collection of Nigel Seeley

Identifier: Coll-1970
Content Description Palm-leaf manuscript collection of Nigel Seeley, consisting of 13 palm leaf manuscripts from Sri Lanka. There exists little information on their nature and their content, but they are probably Buddhist works in the Pali language (the language of the scriptures of Theravada Buddhism) dating from the mid 18th to late 19th century CE, and were collected by Nigel Seeley in the mid-late 20th century. Most of them have interesting and varied decorative wooden covers.
Dates: mid 18th-late 19th century

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