Pen-drawn initials in black: large two-line intials with different ornamentation
and regular one-line initials. Headings written in a different script and bolder
A limp vellum binding using leaves from a
(part of the
), 23,5 × 36 (19 × 27,5), 10 lines of notation. The covers contained
paper fillings, which have been removed (see below).
The manuscript contains liturgical songs in
. It was written in
, in all
Simon Sigfridsson Forsskåll
who has left his initials in the
manuscript and is also mentioned in the fragments recovered from the covers.
Forsskåll was a priest in
from 1593 to 1629.
The covers contained fragments of private correspondence, which have been removed
and are now stored separately in the same folder. They stem mostly from
They contain, for example, circular letters of saec. XVI to the clergy, a list of
persons in different parishes and a fragment mentioning 'Sigfrid Forskåll' and
‘Kyrkionnes Book Liber Saguensis’. This, along with the initials found in the
manuscript, renders it likely that the manuscript was written and owned by the
Simon Sigfridsson Forsskål
, and/or by his son
The manuscript later came into the possession of the