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The Law-book or code of king Magnus

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MS. Icel. e. 2
Held at the Weston Library

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The Law-book or code of king Magnus, in Icelandic: with additions: the latest document seems to be dated 1551.


  • Creation: Perhaps written about the middle of the 16th century


142 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Icelandic

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Icel. e. 2, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Icel. e. 2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19610


The Law-book or code of king Magnus

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. VI, no. 33754

Custodial History

There are some owners' names, one (late 18th cent. ?) 'W.[?] Sigurdson.' Brought by Richard Bright from Iceland in 1810.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by dr. J. Franck Bright in July, 1907.

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, stamped leather on bevelled boards, 18th cent. (?) Scandinavian work


7 3/8 × 6 1/8 in.

The Law-book or code of king Magnus
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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