LAW CODE IN SWEDISH

MS 1585
MS Short Title LAW CODE IN SWEDISH
Text
  1. UPPLANDSLAGENS KYRKBALK
  2. KONUNG CHRISTOFFERS III LANDSLAG (1442)
  3. OLAI PETRI: DOMARE REGLOR
  4. SVERIKES GÅRDZ RETTER
  5. CALMAR RECESS
  6. KÜSTEN MÄLLAN SVERIGE OCH DANNEMARCK
Description MS in Swedish on paper, Sweden, first half of 16th c. (texts 1-2), additions 1569 (texts 3-6), 136 ff. (complete), 28x20 cm, single column, (23x15 cm), 25-30 lines in a calligraphic Swedish cursive, headings in Gothic book script of medium grade and quality, decorated initials throughout, usually in flourished red with brown penwork, 15 large 4- to 9-line initials in various designs, some in Armenian style, sometimes including dragons and faces, often in colours.
Binding Sweden, 16th c., blindstamped calf of multiple roll-tooled panels, laid on later calf, sewn on 3 bands.
Context Texts 1, 2, and 5 are also represented in MS 1586.
Provenance 1. Rudolf Leffler, Göteborg (19th c.); 2. Hans Ludvig Forssell, Uppsala (1843-1901); 3. H. Ericson Stevens, Småland; 4. Mrs. Ericson, Stockholm (-1992); 5. Sotheby's 23.6.1992:65.
Commentary C.J. Schlyter: Corpus Iuris Sveo-Gotorum Antiqui, vol. XII, Lund 1869, p. 62, no. 122. The only law code MS in Swedish language in private hands from before the reformation.
See also MS 1568 Calendar. Sweden, 1540
Place of origin Sweden
Dates first half of 16c

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