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Guta lag; Gotland, 1587

Name
Bilefeld, David 
Occupation
 
Roles
Scribe 
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Name
Árni Magnússon 
Birth
13 November 1663 
Death
07 January 1730 
Occupation
Professor, Arkivsekretær (Secretary of the Royal Archives) 
Roles
Scholar; Author; Scribe; Poet 
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Name
Rosenkrantz, Jens 
Birth
28 December 1640 
Death
13 January 1695 
Occupation
Titular Councillor of State ( Etatsråd ) 
Roles
Owner 
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Name
Sperling, Otto 
Birth
03 January 1634 
Death
18 March 1715 
Occupation
 
Roles
Correspondent; Scribe; Owner; Author 
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Name
Vrieland, Seán D. 
Occupation
Scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Full Title

Anno domini MDLXXXVII LEC

Contents

1(1bisr-55r)
Guta lag
Rubric

“Hier Byrias Gutha Lagh”

Incipit

Thitta ier fyrst vphoff i laghum warom

Explicit

“oc sidan schriffas hier i.”

Colophon

“Exaratum Anno 1587. 14. Calend: Iunij, per Dauidem Bilefeld Ecclesiasten Barlingboënsem ac præpositum Borealis TERTIANÆ. iuxta Tenorem Veteris Exemplaris Anno MCD.LXX: Scripti:”

Bibliography
Language of Text

Non (primary); Latin; Danish

Keywords

2(55v-57v)
Register
Rubric

“REGISTER paa forschreffen low.”

Colophon

“Anno 1587. 19. Maij. D. B. C.

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
58 + iv. 203 mm x 167 mm
Foliation

There is foliation by the main scribe.

Collation

  • I: fols. 1-6 (1+6, 1bis+4, 2+3, 5)
  • II: fols. 7-14 (7+14, 8+13, 9+12, 10+11)
  • III: fols. 15-22 (15+22, 16+21, 17+20, 18+19)
  • IV: fols. 23-30 (23+30, 24+29, 25+28, 26+27)
  • V: fols. 31-38 (31+38, 32+37, 33+36, 34+35)
  • VI: fols. 39-47 (39+47, 40+46, 41+45, 42, 43+ 44)
  • VII: fols. 48-55 (48+55, 49+54, 50+53, 51+52)
  • VIII: fols. 56-iv (56+iv, 57+iii, i+ii)

There are quire signatures on fols. 7, 15, 23, 31, 39, 48, 56. There are catchwords on every page.
Condition

The manuscript is in good condition.

Small holes can be found in some of the leaves, e.g. fols. 23, 37, 38.

Some pages have been reinforced near the spine, e.g. 13, 14.

Layout

The manuscript is written in one column with 19 to 22 lines per page.

The dimensions of the written area are ca. 135 mm x 115 mm

Script

Written by David Hansen Bilefeld.

Decoration

There are enlarged initials of 2-4 lines, often highlighted with red.

Additions

There are additions added by the main scribe on fols. 1bisv, 7r, 7v, 9r, 10r, 11v, 12r, 21r, 21v, 22v, 25r, 25v, 36r, 37r, 37v, 41r, 45r, 46v, 54v.

Binding

Bound in vellum from before 1728. The binding measures 209 mm x 171 mm x 17 mm

Accompanying Material

There is an AM-slip pasted onto 1r. Árni Magnússon has written: “Hæc ex LL Gotlandicis provincialibus penes Janum Rosæncranzium, habentibus capita 82; descriptis 1587 ex vetusto exemplari scripto 1470, quod ex pura lingvâ Norvegicâ depravatum esse clare patet, Titulus horam legum est Guthalag.”

History

Origin

The manuscript was written on 19 May 1587 on Gotland (part of the Danish kingdom until 1645) by David Hansen Bilefeld, a priest from Jutland.

Provenance

The manuscript belonged to Jens Rosenkrantz and was likely bought from his estate auction.

at some point the manuscript was lent to Otto Sperling the Younger, who copied it (Copenhagen, Royal Library, GKS 3363 4to).

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 04 September 2017 by SDV.

Surrogates

  • Black and white photographs from 1989.
  • Digital portraits before restauration from 2012.
  • Digital photographs of the entire manuscript taken in 2016.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Gotländska studiered. Hugo Pippingp. 1-69
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 374
Guta lag och Guta saga jämte ordbok, STUAGNLed. Hugo Pipping1905-1907; XXXIII
Gotlandslagen. Codex juris Gotlandici, Corpus juris Sueo-Gotorum antiqui : Samling af Sweriges Gamla Lagared. C. J. Schlyter, ed. H. S. Collin1852; VII
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