The text is written in one column. 270 mm x 167 mm34-489-12Note: The margins on both sides are ruled with ink.The letter "V" in the margin indicates verses.
38302 mm x 192 mmThere is contemporary foliation in brown ink in the top outer corners (222-259).
The watermark is a coat of arms with an heraldic eagle
(see also AM 164 b fol.).
Some details are:
- Fol. 1: "blank"
- Fol. 2: heraldic eagle (upside down)
There is later foliation in red ink in the top margins (1-38).
There are six quires:
There are no quire signatures.There are catchwords on every page.
- Quire I: Fols. 1-8 (1, 2, 3+8, 4+7, 5+6) (2 singletons, 3 bifolia) Note: The singletons 1 and 2 are
now glued onto fol. 3. Originally, they formed the last two leaves in a quire of three bifolia together with the last
four leaves in AM 164 b fol.
- Quire II: Fols. 9-14 (9+14, 10+13, 11+12) (3 bifolia)
- Quire III: Fols. 15-20 (15+20, 16+19, 17+18) (3 bifolia)
- Quire IV: Fols. 21-26 (21+26, 22+25, 23+24) (3 bifolia)
- Quire V: Fols. 27-32 (27+32, 28+31, 29+30) (3 bifolia)
- Quire VI: Fols. 33-38 (33+38, 34+37, 35+36) (3 bifolia)
- There are many stains and repairs.
- The margins have been trimmed causing damage to some of the marginal notes.
- The spine is in a bad condition.
Info: A few lines, e.g. on fols.
12r and 9r
were written in hybrida script, but probably by the same scribe (see the insular f in both script types). Other parts, e.g. fols 28r,
show a narrower kurrent script and may be written by another scribe.
- Initial: The initials are written in ink without much decoration.
The main initial spans 3-4 lines and is somewhat decorated by means of additional loops and short strokes.
- Paratext: The rubric and first line of text are written in larger and more
decorative chancery fractura script.
- Paratext: The text ends in the shape of half a diamond.
- Paratext: The catchwords are decorated with two strokes forming an angle.
- There are marginal notes by the scribe on fol. 3r.
The binding (310 mm x 200 mm x 10 mm)
is a plain cardboard binding.
The title and shelfmark (including the letter) were written onto the front cover using dark ink,
and there are two stickers on the spine, one for the shelfmark and
one for the running number.
The pastedown is made from blank paper.
An AM-slip (147 mm x 100 mm) is attached to fol.
has written on it:
"ur bok er eg feck af Jone
. The verso-side of the slip shows traces of older writing.
The codicological unit was written in Iceland.
Kålund dates it to the end of the seventeenth century (Kålund 1889-1894, 1: 128).
received the larger codex, of which this codicological unit was a part,
from Jón Þorláksson
, sýslumaður in Múlasýsla (see
- When Árni Magnússon acquired the codicological unit it was part of Ms28.
- Before then the codicological unit was part of Ms28b.