Manuscripta juridica

[Principal Investigator: G. R. Dolezalek]






Cambridge, collection of Sir John H. Baker, 950


Century: XVII.2

Number of folios: 212

Material: chart.

Height: 304

Width: 192

Region and Place of Production: Britannia

Scribe(s) / Possessor(s):

  • Glasgow, Royal Faculty of Procurators (embossed on front cover) (Possessor)
  • John Steuart and Gillies, writers, a.1918 (fol. iii-iv) (Possessor)
  • Lyon and Turnbull auctioneers, Edinburgh, sale 2006 July 11, lot 203 (Possessor)
  • Archibald Girvan (= 'John Muir Esq.'), member of the Royal Faculty of Procurators at Glasgow, saec. XVIII ex (Possessor)

Cover: saec. XX (a.1918?), leather on cardboard, spine recently renewed. Embossed on spine: Spotiswoode's Practicks of the Law of Scotland. M.S. Copy</p> <p> Watermark: jug, on the base a fleur-de-lis, on the belly letters DI and beneath MA, on the neck a heart, the handle consists of only one line, spiralled at both ends, along the rim of the lid a zig-zagged plated wire, on the lid five lengthy skittles, each with three balls on top, above the middle a four-petaled blossom and a fleur-de-lis, altogether 82 mm high and 40 mm wide (fol. vi); fleur-de-lis in a crowned shield, altogether 78 mm high and crown 53 mm wide (fol. viii-ix, 11, 33, 89, 120, 155, 159); jug, on the base a fleur-de-lis, on the belly an inverted letter N and beneath it letters AM, along the rim of the lid a zig-zagged plated wire, on the lid five lengthy skittles, each with three balls on top, above the middle a four-petaled blossom and a fleur-de-lis (pag. 163, 175, 181, 285, 295, 301, 305); almost identical jug, yet letters IQ(?) and beneath NE, whose letter E is inserted into a weak letter D, the mark being altogether 92 mm high and 40 mm wide (pag. 317, 325, 349, 359, 413, 415 [good]).</p> <p> Fol. i-ii Flyleaves, added to the volume when it was last bound.</p> <p> Fol. iii-iv Letter accompanying the volume when it was donated to the Faculty of Procurators in 1918

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

Analyzed by: Dolezalek*