„Mæt logh scal land byggæs. en wildæ | huar man oruæs at syt eghet oc latæ | men nytæ iafnæt“
„Biscop. Gunner .i. wibiargh. oc biscop. iones. | i. wendæle. oc biscop iones .i. hetheby. oc ther | til allæ beste menz rath ther .i. hans riki | ware“
„Incipiunt capitula primi libri.“
„Jncipit liber primus “
„Barn of thet worther cristnæth stande | arf. oc æi æller. worther skialneth .a. | huat lenger liuær mother eth barn | se cristneth.“
„ther ield settes | først .i. gialde antugh afeter skathen eth | legge wt then ther ield satte .i. først.“
Skautrup, Danmarks gamle Landskabslove II s. 19-505 Ed. A13
The manuscript is foliated in the top right-hand corners.
The manuscript is written in long lines with 23 lines to the page. Rubrics are in red and pen-flourished majuscules in red or blue. There are column headings.
The manuscript is written in a Gothic Bookhand.
In the chapter on sorcery, the shade of the ink is lighter than the rest of the text and could therefore be a later addition.
Some marginal references are found. In the left margin of fol. 70v a profile of a man is found, and on fols 4v and 5v there are animals.
Bound in a parchment binding (an old sea chart) from the beginning of the eighteenth century (1700-1730) ; 222 mm x 160 mm x 33 null. On the front fly-leaf Kristian Kålund has noted the date 14. ágúst 1886.
The manuscript was written in Denmark. It has been dated c. 1400 by Kristian Kålund ( Katalog I s. 341 ). Later, Peter Skautrup dated the manuscript to c. 1350, except from the chapter on sorcery which he hesitatingly dates to the beginning of the fifteenth century ( Skautrup 1933 s. xvi ). However, all of the manuscript is now thought to date from as early as c. 1300 ( Kroman 1943 s. 57 ).
Catalogued 11. mars 2002 by EW-J.
Lent to The Provincial Archives of Northern Jutland (Landsarkivet for Nørrejylland), Viborg, November 1990 to August 1991, and later to The Royal Library (Det Kongelige Bibliotek), Copenhagen, August to December 1991 for the exhibition, 730-året for jydske lov (The 730th Anniversary of the Provincial Law of Jutland).