Modern foliation in pencil in the upper right-hand corner of the recto
In the first and second quires, several leaves are missing from each,
but others were inserted later (four in the first quire and three in the
second), and these are included in the modern foliation.
fols. 7, 9–10 (a loose bifolium), 11, 14–16. Added slips: on fol. 1r and after
fols. 1, 2, 12 (loose), 13, 19, 21, 22, 42. Two slips in a separate envelope:
one belongs between fols. 41 and 42, the other looks like it has been removed
from the binding. Lacunae, often resulting where several leaves have been cut
out, before fol. 1, after fols. 4, 13, 22, 28, 40, 41, 47, 59, 71, and a leaf
also seems to have been excised after 80. The missing leaves are generally from
the middle or outermost parts of the quire. Apart from the missing leaves the
manuscript is in fairly good condition.
20–26 lines of text in one column with vertical and horizontal
bounding lines occasionally visible and ample margins.
One main hand, writing a
Extensive additions in cursive by at least five distinct
. Red lombards in two sizes appear fairly
regularly throughout the manuscript, some are flourished in blue. Paraphs and
emphasizing of capital letters in red carried out throughout the manuscript with
some exceptions. Chapter headings added in the upper margin in red. On fols.
marginal notes and additions made with red
Medieval; undecorated dark brown leather on wood. The binding is in rather poor
condition, with the leather cracked and the bands partly showing. Remnants of a
hook-clasp attached to the front cover are visible. Front pastedown/flyleaf missing:
a leaf from an
was discovered and subsequently removed from this
The manuscript was probably written in
in university studies as is suggested by the additions and added leaves written by
different hands and containing commentaries on the texts. There are several leaves
missing and in consequence only a few tractates (6, 10, and 11) are complete. The
presence of an
fragment found in the binding renders it
likely that the work was (re-)bound in
during the middle ages. By
the manuscript was in
the possession of
chapel. It is
uncertain how it arrived there, but since another university book written in
Helsinki, National Library,
) also belonged to Yläne chapel, it is possible they arrived
together with a (Finnish) student or else were inherited from one.