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A collection of laws and ordinances of Norway, royal, civil, and ecclesiastical, many affecting Iceland, from the 13th to the 17th cent., written in the 17th cent.

MS. Boreal 142
Held in our offsite storage facility

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A list of contents is on fols. 9-16.

An explanation of obsolete Icelandic legal terms by Biorn Jónsson is at fol. 1.

A MS. which had not in 1832 been printed.


  • Creation: written in the 17th cent.


303 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Icelandic


MS. Boreal 142

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 20783

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 by Jorun Jónsdottur in 1709, and Jón Thorgrimsson in 1778.

Physical Facet

On paper: binding, stamped leather on boards, contemporary, worn


8 1/2 × 7 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom