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Comedy of the Crocodile

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS GERM 5
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Comedy of the Crocodile
Date(s): 17th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 40 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:



Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume, 17th century, 'Das Crocodil. Ein Schauspiel' (the Comedy of the Crocodile).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
German. Cursive scripts.

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Dorothy K Coveney, A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of University College London (London, 1935); handlist at University College London Special Collections.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Bearing the number 358469 on folio 1r.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought from the Munich bookseller L Rosenthal and presented to University College London by Professor Trouton in 1911.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

This manuscript has been described in Louis Augustus Triebel's The Comedy of the Crocodile (Eine lustige Comedj von den Crocodil-stechen zu Nürmberg) as preserved in various manuscripts. A critical and historical introduction together with the text of the play (Humphrey Milford, London, 1925; also published by Oxford University Press, 1925), which includes a text of the play based on the Nürnberg manuscript (Nor. H. 703), comparing it with manuscripts at University College London, Munich, and elsewhere.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Source: British Library OPAC. Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2001

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