Manuscripta juridica

[Principal Investigator: G. R. Dolezalek]

Cambridge, collection of Sir John H. Baker, 949

Century: XVII.1

Number of folios: 161

Material: chart.

Height: 305

Width: 210

Region and Place of Production: Britannia

Scribe(s) / Possessor(s):

  • Magister William Thomsone, writer, a.1659 (fol. i and ii) (Possessor)
  • James Leith (saec. XVII, fol. 161r = last page) (Possessor)
  • Lyon and Turnbull auctioneers, Edinburgh, sale 2006 July 11, lot 192 (Possessor)

Cover: saec. XVII or saec. XVIII in parchment on paper. On spine, in ink: Balmanno's Practicis. Old press mark on inside of front cover: A.II.16</p> <p> Watermark: bugle horn in a shield, with countermark large letters DI, the shield has the usual decoration on top, it likens a heart and on its middle a flame, or the lines forming the heart plus flame could also be interpreted as a fleur-de-lis (seen throughout the volume).</p> <p> Reinforcement of front cover and cover at end:

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

Analyzed by: Dolezalek*