The text is written in one column. 180 mm x 130 mm44-4711-13
17204 mm x 162 mmThere is older foliation in brown ink in the bottom margins (125-133).
The watermark is a smaller foolscap with seven bells in the collar.
The watermark is difficult to see due to the darkening of the paper.
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"?
- Fol. 9: "blank"?
- Fol. 10: "blank"?
- Fol. 11: foolscap (top)
- Fol. 12: foolscap (top)?
- Fol. 13: foolscap (bottom)?
- Fol. 14: foolscap (bottom)
- Fol. 15: "blank"?
- Fol. 16: "blank"?
There is modern foliation in pencil in the top right-hand corner of most leaves (1-17).
There are two quires:
There are no quire signatures.There is a catchword on fol. 1r.
- Quire I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (4 bifolia)
- Quire II: fols. 9-17 (9+16, 10+15, 11+14, 12+13, 17) (4 bifolia, 1 singleton) Note: Fol. 17 used to form
a bifolium together with fol. 1 of AM 615 l 4to.
- There are many stains and especially the pages at the former quire boundaries (i.e. fols. 1r,
8v, 9r, 16v and 17r) are dirty and have darkened.
- In the outer margin of the last leaves, there are characteristic stains that are also visible on fol. 1
of AM 615 l 4to.
- Many leaves have been repaired in the outer corners and close to the spine.
- Initial: The initials are written slightly larger than the main text (1-3 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 titles of the texts were written in ink.
On the spine, there are two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number.
There is a slip with information on the restoration done in 1964
and the last check in 1991 before the manuscript was sent to Iceland.
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.