MS. Lat. misc. e. 113
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Latin translation from the Arabic by Alfonso Buenhombre
32-3 lines; in 1 columns
Good bookhand with secretary features; guides survive for rubrics which were never executed.
Good border, initials.
Sewn on five cords and bound in late 17th- or early 18th-century red leather over pasteboards (for Rawlinson), the covers tooled in gilt with a scallop shell in each corner, and in the centre with a wreath enclosing a crest in the form of a bird holding a scallop shell (?) in its beak; the spine stamped with foliate designs and lettered in gilt 'DISPUT. | SARACEN | & IUDÆI | M. S.'; the edges of the leaves speckled with red
Provenance and Acquisition
Philip, Landgrave of Hesse (said to have been previously owned by his uncle, Prince Albert)
Given by him in 1692 to Daniel Duncan (1649-1735), the Scottish Doctor (see DNB)
Thomas Rawlinson, F.R.S., for whom the present binding was executed, his sale, 4 March 1733/34, lot 531
D. F. Henley Welch, sold at Sotheby's 31 March, 1952, lot 23 (with a cutting from the sale catalogue glued to fol. ir), bought by Halliday for £60.
Sold at Sotheby's, 10 Dec. 1969, lot 40, bought by Quaritch on behalf of the Bodleian