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84 chapters of the 'Centuria prima' of political principles or prudential maxims, written in about A.D. 1800 (?)

MS. Boreal 96
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Fols. 1-20 and 75-end are in a rather later hand than the rest.

The first chapter beg. 'Budrækne og god stiornan a lyd og lande': some chapters are left blank, and the work appears to be unfinished.

A probably unique MS.


  • Creation: written in about A.D. 1800 (?)


33 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Icelandic


MS. Boreal 96

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 20737

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


6 3/4 × 4 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom