Modern foliation in ink in the upper right margin. Foliation skips blank
leaves. There are: four unnumbered leaves after fol. 6, one after fol. 9, two
after fol. 16, one after fol. 29, one after fol. 59, one after fol. 77, one after
fol. 103, one after fol. 112, one after 125, one after 135, one after fol. 149,
two after fol. 180, one after fol. 199, and 26 after fol. 233. A larger additional
leaf entered after fol. 65. Altogether there are 45 unnumbered leaves.
Catchwords in the bottom margin of each page.
Several double leaves have been pasted between bifolia later on: this
happens between fols. 58 and 60, 76 and 78, 102 and 104, 111 and 113, 124 and
126, 148 and 150.
The manuscript has one main section written by a single
) are historiated with religious subjects. Articles begin
with simple pen-drawn initials in red and blue (one-line high).
Rubrics in red and blue; marginal notes in red, blue, green, brown and black.
Headlines in the upper margin in red. Article numbers in red. Paraphs in red, blue,
green and brown. Chapter number in blue in the upper right margin.
Badly worn light brown calf over wooden boards. Blind-tooled frames with decorative
vines and geometrical figures. Remnants of two hook-clasps with catches on the
fore-edge of the front cover. There are also holes in the middle of both covers:
possibly this indicates a strap-and-pin clasp. Paper pastedowns. The boards overhang
the text-block. The binding is in poor condition: the front board is loose and the
covering leather is badly worn. Uppsala University Library’s shelf-mark on a paper
label pasted to the spine.
The manuscript was written by a professional scribe and has been
finely decorated. The same scribe was responsible for a number of other manuscripts
containing the same main text. The main hand wrote a
. Younger royal statutes were copied by
other hands. This fact and another manuscript by the same scribe written
Uppsala, University Library, B 8
), suggests that the
manuscript stems from the
The manuscript belonged to the Finnish noble
family of Horn, presumably by
. Possibly it was also written
for them. There are notes concerning family history (births, deaths, etc.) entered
at the beginning of the book, probably by the owner
: contain markings relating to the Horn family and probably
Klas Karlsson Horn
himself during the
first decades of saec.
, the manuscript was in Sweden and in the hands of
passed it on to a
C(?). Jansson Westebergh
. Inside front cover: ‘denne Lagbok hafuer
Inspectoren Wälbemeltde Herr(?) Henridch Basilier migh vnderteknadt förärat den 1
July 1685, C(?). Jansson Westebergh’. Followed by a note on Basilier’s death on 14
July 1704, and by notes on the use of the manuscript by Schlyter. It is uncertain how and when the
manuscript came to the