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Icelandic manuscripts, written in the 18th cent.

MS. Boreal 21
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Made up of four MSS., comprising:
  1. (fol. 2) short account of the reform of the laws of Iceland, 1688-1729: by Jonas Magnusson: transcribed by Jonas Martensson in 1742
  2. (fol. 6) a leaf of another transcript of fol. 2, with notes, in the hand of Jón Olafsson.
  3. (fol. 7) an account of various abuses which have crept into the practice of Icelandic law, by Jonas Magnusson: in the hand of Jón Olafsson
  4. fol. 11) on domestic witnesses (um heimilisqvidar Vitne), by Magnus Jonsson, transcribed by Jonas Martensson in 1742.
A MS. which had not in 1832 been printed.


  • written in the 18th cent.


13 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Icelandic


MS. Boreal 21

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 20662

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


8 3/8 × 6 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom