Thättä är ärligx höfthingä oc förstha swerkis och gota konugx
stadder oc skipathr gardz ratter oc hans husa oc sithan haffwir han skipat sama
rät allo sina rikis räthe swasom biskopom riddarom synom ämbitzmannom oc
höuitzmannom holke som sama rät hawa the hälst stadde ärw
Modern foliation in ink in the upper right margin.
; i; (V+1)
(+i) + V
Catchwords visible in the lower right margin of the last verso side of
Several leaves missing between fols. 170 and 171. Fol. 8a is a paper
leaf entered between fols. 8 and 9. Fol. 116a is a separate parchment slip
entered between fols. 116 and 117. Fols. 20, 29, 66, 93, 103, 106, 137, 148,
154, 166, 173 are singletons.
Overall the manuscript is in good condition. There is some dirt and darkened
spots on some of leaves and a few tears. Fol. 194 has several large holes. A
part of fol. 200 has been torn off causing some text to go missing. This tear
has been mended by pasting a parchment piece on to the leaf. The missing text
has been completed by the same hand of
, making several additions and marginal
One ruled column with 20–29 lines of text (fols. 9–19: usually
23; fols. 20–123: usually 20; fols. 124–160: usually 23; fols. 161–208: usually
A gothic textualis by hand(s) of
According to Schlyter this same scribe wrote in
Library, B 6
, nr. 5) and
Linköping, Gymnasii-bibliotek, J 88
, nr. 4). However,
argues that the scribe is different to that of UUB, B 6, albeit the
scribe of our manuscript used the Uppsala copy as his exemplar for much of the
Wiktorsson (1976, 11–12)
there are three main hands: the
first one writing fols. 9–19, the second 20–30, and third the remainder of the main
part. This could indicate that the section from
is older than the rest of the manuscript. However, later on,
Wiktorsson (1985, 34)
seems to have revised his opinion and states
one hand is responsible for the law texts.
: ‘Qui me scribebat johannes nomen habebat’. This verse is
written in a script that differs from the one used by the main hand and may well
The calendar is written by another hand, dated by
Malin (1925, 116)
middle or third quarter of saec.
Marginal notes are written by at least one
hand. Several other additions and corrections were later
made by a
obviously belonging to the owner of the book at that date.
At the beginning of chapters, large four- to six-line lombard in both red and blue
with flourishings in both colours. The articles are marked with simple two-line
lombards alternating in red and blue with occasional flourishing.
Rubrics and chapter headings in the upper margin in red (although sometimes added
later on in black). Article numbers in red in the margins. These have sometimes been
cropped off, sometimes omitted. A later
hand has added article numbers in black, and made corrections
where mistakes have occurred. Highlighting and paraphs in red ink.
Brown calf over wooden boards. Blind-tooled frames with vines, portraits, and other
ornamentation. A large diamond-shaped fleur-de-lis in the centre panel on the front
cover; on the back cover a diamond-shaped form with vine decorations. Holes intended
for two hook-clasps and catch-plates are visible on the edges of the front and back
cover. Paper pastedowns. The boards extend a little over the text-block.
Paper labels with the shelf-mark are pasted on the front cover and spine.
A skilfully written and decorated manuscript, which contains both
kyrkobalk has been taken from
The manuscript includes a calendar written for the diocese of
half of saec. XV
, and added to the manuscript (
). According to
Wiktorsson (1981, 62–68)
the scribe has used
UUB, B 6
as an exemplar, and probably did the copying almost
contemporaneously with the copying of that manuscript. According to
, copying likely took place in
. Beckman also suggests that the copying might have taken place in a
monastery, but this argument is not very convincing. There are at least two scribes
found in the main section.
The calendar contains feasts specific to the
on 20 January and
his translations on 18 June; St
December. However, the calendar is written by a different hand to the rest of the
manuscript, and cannot therefore account for its origins.
Beckman (1917, 52–53)
, texts written on the last page of the calendar
and on fol.