The text is written in one column. 180 mm x 140 mm46-5116-19
8204 mm x 160 mmThere is older foliation in brown ink in the bottom margins (160-167).
The watermark is a large foolscap.
Due to darkening and the condition of the paper, the watermark is difficult to see.
The details are:
- Fol. 1: "blank"?
- Fol. 2: "blank"?
- Fol. 3: foolscap (top)?
- Fol. 4: foolscap (top)?
- Fol. 5: foolscap (bottom)
- Fol. 6: foolscap (bottom)
- Fol. 7: "blank"?
- Fol. 8: "blank"?
There is modern foliation in pencil in the top outer corners of some leaves (1-8).
There is one quire:
There are no quire signatures.There are no catchwords.
- Quire I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (4 bifolia) Note: This is an original quire.
- There are many stains and especially the pages on the outside of the quire (i.e. fols. 1r and
8v) are dirty and have darkened.
- Many leaves have been repaired
around the edges and close to the spine.
- The inner margin of the last leaves is damaged, so that text is missing.
- The first leaves also show damage that results in text loss.
Info: Fols. 1r-8r were written
in very tight humanist cursiva script.
Info: The final page and the last 7 lines on fol.
8r were written in chancery script, possibly by another scribe.
- Initial: The initials are written slightly larger than the main text (1-2 lines) and
are emphasised by means of a few additional strokes.
- Paratext: The rubrics are emphasised by means of larger script.
- On top of fol. 1r, Jón Sigurðsson has written:
Leó. 16. r." (handrit.is).
- There is a later correction to the text on fol. 3r.
The manuscript is bound in a grey cardboard binding from Jens Jacob Weber
i.e. 1771-1780. Printed material was used for the pastedown.
On the front cover, the shelfmark (including the letter) and the titles of some of the texts were
written in ink. A later hand has added some more details about the contained texts.
On the spine, there are two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number.
There is no additional material.
The codicological unit was written in Iceland.
Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century (Kålund 1889-1894, 2: 27).
It is not known when, from whom or in which physical form
acquired the codicological unit. It is very likely that either
or someone not too long before him rearranged the parts of a former manuscript, which
now form AM 615 f-m 4to. That collection Árni Magnússon
compiled with the rest of today's AM 615 4to-manuscripts.
- Earlier it was part of the compilation Ms39.
- Before then the codicological unit was part of Ms39a.