FRENCH TRANSLATION OF SWEDISH CALENDAR CLOG

MS 592/1
MS Short Title FRENCH TRANSLATION OF SWEDISH CALENDAR CLOG
Description MS in French (texts 1-2) and Swedish (text 3) on paper; texts 1-2: France, ca. 1800, 9 ff., 32x20 cm, single column, (30x15 cm), up to 40 lines in French cursive script, 8 lines with runes of the younger futhark; text 3: printed, Sweden, 17th c., 1 f., 19x32 cm, 2 columns, (17x30 cm), 12 lines in runic numbers of the younger futhark, 12 solar and lunar circles, 124 symbols of feastdays and occupations of the months.
Binding France, ca. 1800, marbled paper over cardboard, sewn on 5 cords.
Context Text 3 circulated in Sweden in the 17th c. For an exact copy on a calendar clog, see MS 592/2, that has an axehead in one end and a spike in the other having been used by a supervisor in a Swedish copper mine.
Provenance 1. Sir Thomas Phillipps, Cheltenham, Ph 13591 (-1872); 2. Katharine, John, Thomas & Alan Fenwick, Cheltenham, (1872-1946); 3. Robinson Bros., London (1946-1977); 4. Sotheby's 27.6.1977:4995; 5. Quaritch, London (1977-); 6. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
Commentary No Swedish original has been traced.
Place of origin France
Dates ca 1800 AD

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