The text is written in one column. 270 mm x 163 mm40-4210-13Note: The margins on both sides are ruled in ink.
i, 16, i303 mm x 193 mmThere is contemporary foliation in dark ink in the top outer corner of fol. 2r
(332) and according to this old foliation the number 346 was added later in
parentheses in the top outer corner of 16r, which is an additional leaf. The original foliation stops with the number
345 on fol. 15r.
There are two different watermarks in the old text block: A coat of arms with a crown on top and
a coat of arms with an heraldic eagle.
The details are:
- Fol. 2: coat of arms with crown, upside down
- Fol. 3: coat of arms countermark
- Fol. 4: heraldic eagle upside down
- Fol. 5: heraldic eagle countermark
- Fol. 6: coat of arms with crown, upside up
- Fol. 7: coat of arms countermark
- Fol. 8: heraldic eagle countermark
- Fol. 9: heraldic eagle countermark
- Fol. 10: heraldic eagle countermark
- Fol. 11: heraldic eagle
- Fol. 12: heraldic eagle
- Fol. 13: heraldic eagle
- Fol. 14: heraldic eagle upside down
- Fol. 15: heraldic eagle countermark
The added first bifolium (front flyleaf+1) shows a coat of arms of Amsterdam (possibly "TI" underneath) and the countermark "ICD". The watermark in the
(16+back flyleaf) is a round coat of arms with a lion inside and the countermark "HP".
There is later foliation in red ink in the top margins or top outer corners (1-16).
There are four quires:
There are no quire signatures.There are catchwords on every page.
- Quire I: [flyleaf]-1 ([flyleaf]+1) (1 bifolium)
- Quire II: Fols. 2-7 (2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (3 bifolia) Note: This is an original quire.
- Quire III: Fols. 8-13 (8+13, 9+12, 10+11) (3 bifolia) Note: This is an original quire.
- Quire IV: Fols. 14-[flyleaf] (14, 15, 16+[flyleaf]) (2 singletons, 1 added bifolium) Note: The two singletons
originally formed a quire together with the first four leaves in AM 297 b 4to.
Info: The script and size varies slightly.
Info: Ca. 12 lines on fol. 12v are possibly written by a different hand (or at least in a different script) (see handrit.is).
- Initial: The initials of new chapters are somewhat larger than the rest of the text (1-2 lines) and are decorated
by means of additional lines and squiggles.
- Paratext: The catchwords are decorated with two plain strokes forming an angle.
The manuscript is bound in a grey cardboard binding (308 mm x 202 mm x 6 mm) from ca.
1771-1780 in the typical manner of
Jens Jacob Weber
The title and shelfmark (including the number) are written onto the front cover and there are two stickers on the spine
for the shelfmark and the running number.
The pastedown is made from printed material.
- An AM-slip (101 mm x 106 mm)
written by Árni
Magnússon is bound in front of the manuscript.
"ur bok Jöns
Þorlakssonar Er afleitlega raung".
- The verso-side contains some text in the hand of Þórður
Þórðarson, which hints at the fact that it may be
a piece of a leaf that contained a transcribed beginning or ending of a text in
a manuscript to be dismembered.
"rkars ens digra faudde hun þau
vera ákaf upptekenn bein þörmodur Snorra G. hun sagde Gudny
þau lyt oc suo suort sem snyd þau beyn grafinn þar ur
kyrckiann. Nu lykrnesingia Eyrbyggia".
The codicological unit was written in Iceland. Kålund dates it to the end of the
seventeenth century (Kålund 1889-1894, 1: 130).
received the codex, of which the codicological unit was a part,
from Jón Þorláksson
, sýslumaður in Múlasýsla (see AM-slip).
- When Árni Magnússon acquired the codicological unit it was part of Ms28.
- Before then the codicological unit was part of Ms28b.