Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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AM 613 g 4to
AM 613 g 4to (1601-1700, Iceland)
Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík
1. (1r-14v) Rollants rímur (defective) Icelandic Begins: seggurinn mællte Note: Fragmentary; begins in 13th ríma. There are a total of 18 more or less complete rímur. The end of the 15th and the beginning of the 16th ríma are missing due to a lacuna of one leaf.
Codex
Paper
14192 mm x 155 mm
The watermark resembles a wreath. Note: The same watermark is found in the front part of AM 613 f 4to. The details are:
  • Fol. 1: "blank"
  • Fol. 2: wreath (top)
  • Fol. 3: wreath (top)
  • Fol. 4: wreath (bottom)
  • Fol. 5: wreath (bottom)
  • Fol. 6: "blank"
  • Fol. 7: wreath (top)
  • Fol. 8: "blank"
  • Fol. 9: wreath (top)
  • Fol. 10: "blank"
  • Fol. 11: "blank"
  • Fol. 12: wreath (bottom)
  • Fol. 13: "blank"
  • Fol. 14: wreath (bottom)

There is later pagination on every recto-side of the leaves in black ink and partly in pencil.
There are two quires:
  • Quire I: fols. 1-6 (1+6, 2+5, 3+4) (3 bifolia) Note: The outermost bifolium has been repaired and was unconnected at some point. According to the watermark, the leaves form the inner three bifolia of an original quire. Since there is a lacuna both at the beginning and after fol. 6, there used to be a fourth bifolium which is now missing.
  • Quire II: fols. 7-14 (7+14, 8+13, 9+12, 10+11) (4 bifolia) Note: The outermost bifolium has been repaired and was unconnected at some point. According to the watermark, they formed an original bifolium.
There are no quire signatures.There is a pseudo-catchword on fol. 12r.
  • The leaves are dirty and stained, especially at quire boundaries.
  • Some leaves have been repaired.
  • The beginning of the text is missing and there is a lacuna of one leaf in between fols. 6v and 7r.
The text is written in one column. 170 mm x 130 mm24-278-13
Unknown Kurrent Sole
Info: The same hand wrote AM 613 f 4to.
  • Initial: The initials are bolder and larger and are partly decorated.
  • Paratext: The rubrics and first lines of sections are written slightly larger. They are and occasionally emphasised by means of chancery script.
  • In the bottom margin of fol. 6v, a later hand has added
    "vantar!"
    in order to draw attention to the lacuna.

The current binding (202 mm x 161 mm x 3 mm) is from 1771-1780. It is made out of grey paper on cardboard with printed material as pastedown. On the front cover, the title and shelfmark were written in ink, and on the spine there are two stickers for the shelfmark and the running title.
There is no additional material.
The codicological unit was written in Iceland. Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century (Kålund 1889-1894, 2: 21).
Árni Magnússon borrowed the codex, of which this codicological unit was a part, from séra Þorkell Oddsson in Gaulverjabær. Þorkell Oddsson had inherited the manuscript from his father Oddur Eyjólfsson the older. Earlier it belonged to Einar Eyjólfsson, and after his death it came into the possession of the named Oddur Eyjólfsson, who married Einar Eyjólfsson's widow. Oddur Eyjólfsson lent the manuscript for some time to his relative Páll Oddsson (Hast 1960: 2, 151-152).

Former Physical Context:
  • When Árni Magnússon acquired the codicological unit it was part of Ms61.


Last update: 2015.
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