„Her begyndis “
Quotations from the Old Testament
Fol. 11v has a quotation from the Bible concerning the right use of the law, written in the younger hand.
After chapter 62 the younger hand has added some notes on weights and measures with an index for Articles by the Clerc Thord.
„Huo Riigens diele will føllige“
Expanded with the twenty-fifth article from Christian II's Copenhagen Recess, 1537
On f. 202v a younger hand wrote an index.
Provided with an elaborate title.
Cotaining an index.
The originally blank fol. 263v contains the beginning of an index which was later crossed out.
„Konningh Frederichs den Andens Handfestning, wdgiffuen 1559“
Supplied with an index.
Supplied with index. Elaborated title.
Admonitions to conversion.
„Enn herlig werdenns statut“
Listing social conditions and immoralities causing the ruin of a kingdom.
„Itt Christeligt a-b-c colli|gerit aff thenn gamle |Philosophiske Schrifft wdi |huilckenn er beschreffwen |och optegnit mannge Christe|lige Lerdom och wnderwis|ning som hwer Christ|en well fornödenn |er att wide“
Each letter opens a moral verse in six lines.
At the fly-leaf, now foliated as f. 1, apothegms occur in Latin, German and Greek.
Blind tooled leather binding. The fitting and the clasps are of metal.
The main part of the manuscript is written in Denmark, most probably Jutland, in the second half of the sixteenth century. According to a note on f. 263r, 276v and 302r the younger additions are written on the manor Vang, near Aalborg, Northern Jutland in 1595. Fol. 38 is written in a third hand in 1646.
The fly-leaf carrying the date 1593 has Johannes Vincentij f. Medendorphius on the top page. At the bottom page Benedictus Heliæ filius claims himself as owner, he paid 1 1/2 rigsdaler for the book. At the pastedown the following note is found: Ex dono Nobilissimi Domini IOHANNIS CONRADI WULFFEN Summi Archiatri Regii possidet Fridericus Rostgaard. nóvember 1704 .