Modern foliation in pencil (fols. 1–3 in ink) in the upper
Reclamants in the lower margin of the last page of a
Prickings visible; in several quires the prickings for the lines are
visible in both inner and outer margins.
One folio excised after 155 but
no text is missing. Fols. 1–2 are loose. Fol. 114 is torn in the middle. There
is noticeable variety in the quality and size of parchment. There are numerous,
usually small, holes and staining.
two pencil-ruled columns; usually 45–50 lines.
Petite gothic textualis by one main hand, writing around
in France, presumably
tempus ante quem non
is supplied by the fact that Hugo's
commentary on the minor prophets stems from 1230s, and a
A few slightly younger hands make marginal notes. Some of these are almost
A few parted initials in red and blue, along with regular red and blue lombards
with flourishing. On fols. 11–20, space and guide-letters are provided, but the
second-grade initials have been left unexecuted.
Rubrics, underlining and highlighting in red, but used sparingly.
Uncovered wooden boards. Both boards are loose and almost the entire outer half of
the back board is missing. There is no cover at the spine. A piece is also missing
from the upper part of the front cover. This and holes stained with rust marks on
the opening leaves may indicate that the volume was once chained. Remnants of three
clasps are visible on the front board. Sewn on at five sewing stations. Shelf-mark
on a paper label pasted to the inside front cover. An older shelf-mark(?) ‘95’ drawn
in ink on the inside front cover.
The manuscript features an early copy of
. Since the texts were written in Paris in the 1230s and the
manuscript belonged to
, bishop of Finland
(d. 1248), who donated it to the
: ‘Iste est liber ffratrum predicatorum
Siktonie, quem contulit eis felicis recordacionis dominus Thomas Episcopus
finlandensis. Siquis hunc sine eorum licencia et consensu quocumque modo
alienauerit, vel hunc titulum maliciose deleuerit, anathema sit’; Fol.