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Icelandic laws and penalties, written in the 17th cent.

MS. Boreal 14
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(fol. 2). Saktal, an epitome of Jónsbók, so far as relates to penalties. A probably unique MS.

(fol. 18v). 'Sá gamle Kristin riettur', an epitome of the Old Ecclesiastical Law of Iceland, not quite perfect: followed (fol. 41v) by many ecclesiastical and other laws, constitutions and edicts from the 14th to the 17th cent.

An MS. which had not in 1832 been printed, useful for critical purposes.


  • written in the 17th cent.


91 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Icelandic


MS. Boreal 14

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 20655

A catalogue by Magnusen, dated 1828, is in the Library, and was printed in 1832 with the title 'Catalogus...codicum cliii manuscriptorum Borealium præcipuæ Islandicæ originis, ...autcore... Finno Magnæo, Islando'.

Physical Facet

On paper


7 × 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom