A Manuscript Owned by William Scheves Now at Maynooth

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William Scheves (c. 1440–1497), Archbishop of St Andrews, marked his books with a distinctive ownership inscription that has allowed the identification of eleven manuscripts and twenty-eight incunabula from his library. This article identifies one further volume that belonged to this notable Scottish book collector. This is a fifteenth-century manuscript compilation of papal decretals and other works, now MS RB29 in the Russell Library at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Republic of Ireland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-335
Number of pages5
JournalThe Library
Volume7th Series, 17
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 2016


  • William Scheves
  • Manuscript
  • MS RB29
  • Fifteenth century
  • Papal decretals
  • St Andrews
  • Book history
  • Book owner


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