THE LINDESIANA SCOTICHRONICON

MS 679
MS Short Title THE LINDESIANA SCOTICHRONICON
Text
  1. CHRONICLE FROM THE MYTHICAL ORIGINS OF SCOTLAND TO 1327
  2. ANNALS COVERING EVENTS IN SCOTLAND 1066 - 1390
  3. CHRONICLE ABOUT RULERS OF ENGLAND FROM MYTHICAL TIMES TO KING EDGAR IN THE 10TH C.
  4. JOHN DE FORDUN: CHRONICA BOOK V (SKENE I, 197 - 231) COVERING SCOTTISH HISTORY 1058 - 1128
  5. JOHN MAJOR: HISTORIA MAIORIS BRITANNIAE, TAM ANGLIAE QUAM SCOTIAE, BOOK II, CH. 4 TO ENDD
Description MS in Latin on paper, Edinburgh(?), Scotland, ca. 1511 (texts 1-4) & 1526 (text 5), 223 ff. (complete), 20x14 cm, single column, (15x10 cm), 26-27 lines in a current lettre batârde, large red initials with flourishes throughout.
Binding Scotland, ca. 1526, blindstamped calf over oak boards, sewn on 3 thongs, sewing guard at back from a late 13th c. canon law MS on vellum.
Provenance 1. Robert Robertoun, Edinburgh (ca. 1526); 2. George Kemp, Scotland (16th c.); 3. David Kempe, Scotland (16th c.); 4. Henderic Kemp, Scotland (16th c.); 5. Walter Buchanan, Scotland (16th c.); 6. John Lindsay of Balcarres, Lord Menmuir, Bibliotheca Lindesiana, Colinsburgh, Fife, Scotland (1552-1598); 7. H. Greer, Bangor, Northern Ireland (until 1990); 8. Sotheby's 19.6.1990:97.
Commentary Texts 1 and 2 are partly copied from Fordun and Bower, partly from sources which are lost and survive in this MS only. Text 3 is copied from an unknown source. The binding is among the earliest extant Scottish blindstamped bindings.
Place of origin Scotland
Dates ca 1511 & 1526 AD

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