ALEXANDER FLEMING: SCOTTISH CHRONICLES

MS 4554
MS Short Title ALEXANDER FLEMING: SCOTTISH CHRONICLES
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  1. ALEXANDER FLEMING: ANE COMPEND OF THE SCOTTIS CRONICLIS CONTENING THE NUMBER, NAMES, PARENTAG, LYF, ACTIS, DEATH, RELIGIOUNE OF THE 109 KINGIS OF SCOTLAND WITH THAIR REGENTIS THE CHEIF BURGHIS AND TYME OF GUBERNMENT, WRYTTIN AND FORMED BY ALEXANDER FLEMYNG TO HIS WEILBELOUVIT AND FAITHFUL FAMILIAR GEORG ADAMSONE, 1594
  2. ALEXANDER FLEMING: NOTES ON THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION IN SCOTLAND
  3. ALEXANDER FLEMING: HISTORY OF EDINBURGH, PERTH AND DUNDEE
Description MS in late Middle Scots on vellum, Scotland, 1594, 59 ff. (complete), 8x6 cm, single column, (7x4 cm), 10-12 lines in a rounded Gothic book script of medium grade and quality, autograph, signed, dedication page in large gold capitals within a golden frame, 84 illuminated initials in gold within red outline on blue square grounds, 810 5-petalled flowers in gold on blue square grounds.
Binding Scotland, 17th c., calf gilt, sewn on 3 cords.
Provenance 1. Alexander Fleming, Scotland (1594); 2. Georg Adamson, Scotland (1594-); 3. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London.
Commentary According to Nigel Ramsay, no other copy of the text has been located. The history of the 109 Kings of Scotland starts with Fergus I (330 BC) and ends with James VI.
Place of origin Scotland
Dates 1594 AD

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