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Two Icelandic codes of law, written in 1723

MS. Boreal 123
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Grágás of about A.D. 1120, and Járnsída of about A.D. 1260, the latter dated at end April 3, 1723.

A MS. which had not in 1832 been printed.


  • written in 1723


466 pages

Language of Materials

  • Icelandic


MS. Boreal 123

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 20764

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'.

Custodial History

Owned in 1772-6 by J. Jacobsson, but first brought from Iceland in 1827 according to the 1832 printed catalogue.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 3/4 × 7 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom