Manuscripta juridica

[Principal Investigator: G. R. Dolezalek]






Cambridge, collection of Sir John H. Baker, 948


Century: XVII ex. vel XVIII in.

Number of folios: viii +126

Material: chart.

Height: 297

Width: 198

Region and Place of Production: Britannia

Scribe(s) / Possessor(s):

  • John Girvan, Glasgow, professor of conveyancing, saec. XIX ex. (exlibris, front cover) (Possessor)
  • Henry Home Lord Kames (exlibris, front cover) (Possessor)
  • William Borland Esq., a.1882 (fol. iv) (Possessor)
  • Lyon and Turnbull auctioneers, Edinburgh, sale 2006 July 11, lot 194 (Possessor)
  • Glasgow, Royal Faculty of Procurators(?) (Possessor)

Cover: saec. XIX in., marbled paper on cardboard, with leather spine and corners</p> <p> Watermark: two rounded pillars, each bearing three balls, between them a rectangle with letters PDC, beneath it a curved line spiralling downwards at both ends, and beneath the latter's middle two balls. Above the middle of the rectangle an ornament likening a rounded letter A, and above it a bunch of 15 grapes, altogether 78 mm high and 75 mm wide (seen throughout the volume).</p> <p> Fol. i recto - viii verso: blank. A note on fol. iv recto shows that the volume was donated to William Borland Esq. in 1882

Literature quoting this MS: Dolezalek, Scotland under Jus Commune, vols. 1 and 3

Analyzed by: Dolezalek*