The text is written in one column. 175 mm x 140 mm43-4614-16
9204 mm x 160 mmThere is older foliation in brown ink in the bottom margins (125-133).
The watermark is a large foolscap.
Due to darkening,
the watermark is difficult to see.
The details are:
- Fol. 2: foolscap (bottom)
- Fol. 3: "blank"?
- Fol. 4: foolscap (top)?
- Fol. 5: foolscap (bottom)
- Fol. 6: foolscap (top)?
- Fol. 7: foolscap (bottom)
- Fol. 8: "blank"?
- Fol. 9: foolscap (top)?
There is modern foliation in pencil in the top right-hand corner of most leaves (1-9).
There is one quire:
There are no quire signatures.There are no catchwords.
- Quire I: fols. 1-9 (1, 2+9, 3+8, 4+7, 5+6) (1 singleton, 4 bifolia) Note: Fol. 1 used to form a bifolium
together with fol. 17 of AM 615 m 4to.
- There are many stains and especially the pages at the former quire boundaries (i.e. fols. 1v,
2r and 9v) are dirty and have darkened.
- Many leaves have been repaired around the edges and
close to the spine.
- Characteristic stains from the last leaves of AM 615 m 4to
are also visible in the outside margin of fol. 1 in the present manuscript.
Info: The same scribe wrote AM 615 f-m 4to, except for the last page in
AM 615 k 4to.
- 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.
There are no later additions.
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 title of the text were written in ink.
On the spine, there are two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number.
A modern piece of blank, bright white thicker paper with a whole in it is stored with the manuscript.
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.