... LÅffwatt ware thu Jesu Christ ... Mijn wägh bär nidh aff
himmels högd ... MEdh glädh och frögd faar iagh nu hän ... THesse äre the tijå bwdh
... (notation without text to SÄll är then man som fruchtar Gudh, Och gerna)
A recycled (and tanned?) parchment on (very thin) wooden boards padded with paper.
The paper fillings seem to derive from a set of
The covers have been repaired using plastic tape, and a paper label has been
attached to the spine, carrying the current shelfmark ‘III d 1’
The volume was formerly held closed by tying two plain leather straps, of which the
one attached to the front cover is still extant.
The parchment used as covers comes from a liturgical book of
(?). The sides facing outward are thoroughly worn and
illegible (possibly because the parchment was treated (tanned?) before applying it
to the binding), and as the covers are still intact, the sides facing inwards are
Lutheran liturgical miscellany
, copied over a period of time (and possibly
with constituent parts from different sources) for use in a parish in
book came to be preserved at
but need not have been copied
On the front cover, barely legible but underlined with red, is a name which Schalin
read as ‘
’, and identified as the director cantus of the Academy
and curate of
, 1644–1683 (
Schalin 1946, 51
On the inside of the front cover (twice) and on the inside of the back
cover, the blue sigil of Loimaa parish with the legend, ‘LOIMAAN KIRKON SINETTI PS.
The inside of the front cover carries several
and a few additional prayers, and a marking (upside
The current shelfmark is written in pencil on fol.