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Fols. i–m: cover fillings with various notes and liturgical songs. See
Fransén 1936, 3–4
165 + 13 folios. 15cm × 19,5cm
Modern foliation in pencil in the upper margin. Older foliation (or
perhaps rather quire signatures) using alphabets and an arabic numeral up to eight
are visible in the lower margin on fols. 19–44 (A5–D6). The foliation suggests
pages are missing from the beginning of the quire and the current quire structure
may be the result of reconstruction that took place during the rebinding process.
Another set of foliation begins on the fourth leaf of the
(fol. 149) and runs to the end of the book, fol. 165 (A4–C4). It
shows that this section was probably once independent.
i + 8
Presumably during the rebinding, several loose leaves were pasted to
guards in the gutters or to each other. This, together with possible
reorganization of the quire structure, means that the current tentative
collation is not necessarily a perfect representation of the original. A stub
visible after fol. 9 (no text loss?). Fols. 18 and 19 were once pasted
together but have since been reopened. The leaves of the quire containing
fols. 19–27 are pasted together in the gutter. Fols. 152 and 153 have been
pasted together and to fol. 151 in the gutter.
One modern flyleaf added
at the beginning and one at the end. Fols. a–m were removed from the covers
during rebinding and are now pasted to guards at the beginning and end of the
manuscript. Fols. c–h apparently belong together with part I, and fols. a–b,
i–m with parts II and III. Fols. a–f and i–l have been conserved on paper and
were pastedowns or interior to the covers. Fols. g, h and m were flyleaves or
pastedowns before the binding was taken apart (they contain, for example,
ownership markings; see below).
Catchwords appear occasionally in parts II and III.
The manuscript consists of three different booklets written over a
century. Parts I (fols. 1–18) and II (fols. 19–112) may have once existed
separately, but part III (fols. 112–165) was an addition to part II, as
witnessed by the fact that it begins on the last leaf of part II.