Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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AM 615 n 4to
AM 615 n 4to
Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík
This manuscript consists of 2 parts.
Codex
Paper
72

The binding is from Jens Jacob Weber's time, i.e. ca. 1771-1780. It is made from grey cardboard and uses printed material as pastedown. On the front cover, the shelfmark (including the letter) and the title of the text were written in ink. At first, the title was given as
"Rímur af Sigurde Múksyne med þeirra inntake"
but corrected by the same hand into
"Rímur af Sveine Múkssyne med þeirra inntake"
. On the spine, there is a sticker for the shelfmark.
AM 615 n 4to CU1 (1693-1730, Iceland)
1. (1r-6r) On Sveins rímur Múkssonar Árni Magnússon Icelandic Ur Rïmum af Sveine Muksins syne Sveinn var frillusonr eins Einsetamunks i geyse hárre elle Note: This is a copy of the beginning and comments on, among others, the author of the rímur contained in CU2. Most of fol. 6r and all of fol. 6v are blank.
Codex
Paper
6208 mm x 160 mm
The watermark is a coat of arms of Amsterdam. The countermark consists of three letters ("PLB"?). The details are:
  • Fol. 1: coat of arms (bottom)
  • Fol. 2: letters
  • Fol. 3: coat of arms (crown)
  • Fol. 4: coat of arms (bottom)
  • Fol. 5: letters
  • Fol. 6: coat of arms (crown)

There is later foliation in red ink at the bottom of the page: 1-6.There is later foliation (partly in ink, partly in pencil) in the top right-hand corner of the first four recto-pages: a1, a2, b, cb.
There is one quire:
  • Quire I: fols. 1-6 (1+6, 2+5, 3+4) (3 bifolia)
There are no quire signatures.There are catchwords on each verso-side.
  • The edges are untrimmed.
  • There are some stains on the leaves and fol. 2r shows remnants of perpendicular writing (ink), possibly from a formerly adjacent leaf.
  • Fols. 2r and 3v show remanants of old glue close to the spine.
The text is written in one column. 155-165 mm x 115-130 mm15-165-6
Árni Magnússon Kurrent Sole
There is no decoration.
  • A different hand has made extensive corrections and additions on fols. 1r-v.
  • A later hand has added in black ink in the bottom margin of fol. 1r:
    "j dette bind er tvende No af 615"
    .
  • In the outer margin of fol. 1r, there is an incorrect shelfmark (
    "615 K"
    ) written by a modern hand.
  • On fols. 4v-5v, there are lines in pencil highlighting text and marking paragraphs.
  • In the lower right-hand corner of fol. 6v, a later hand has added in pencil:
    "vid No 615: 4to"
    .

An AM-slip (166 mm x 98 mm) is attached in front of the manuscript. Árni Magnússon has written on it:
"Saga af Sigurdi Mukssyne hefur vered til, þott nu finnest hverge. Kolbeinn Grimsson mun hafa heyrt hana sagda utanbökar, og qveded þar epter Rïmur sïnar, kannskie og aukid sumastadar i efned ur sïnu hỏfde."
A later hand has written
"Sveini ?"
above the name
"Sigurdi"
in the first line.
The codicological unit was written in Denmark or Iceland in the period 1693-1730.
Árni Magnússon wrote the leaves for his own purposes.

Former Physical Context:
AM 615 n 4to CU2 (1693, Iceland)
2. (7r-72v) Sveins rímur Múkssonar Kolbeinn Grímsson Icelandic Hier Skrifast Rÿmur Af Sveine Mwksins Syne Kvednar af Kolbeine S. Grÿms Syne Hleydolfs Baat eg hrinde aa drøfn upp hædanna Herra Ender Sveins Rÿmna. Anno 1693 Note: 23 rímur
Codex
Paper
66210 mm x 165 mm
The watermark is a foolscap in a long collar with seven bells. The countermark consists of two letters ("EP"?).
  • Fol. 7: letters
  • Fol. 8: letters?
  • Fol. 9: foolscap (top)?
  • Fol. 10: foolscap (top)
  • Fol. 11: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 12: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 13: letters?
  • Fol. 14: letters?
  • Fol. 15: letters
  • Fol. 16: letters
  • Fol. 17: foolscap (top)
  • Fol. 18: foolscap (top)
  • Fol. 19: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 20: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 21: letters
  • Fol. 22: letters
  • Fol. 23: letters
  • Fol. 24: letters
  • Fol. 25: foolscap (top)
  • Fol. 26: foolscap (top)
  • Fol. 27: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 28: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 29: letters
  • Fol. 30: letters
  • Fol. 31: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 32: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 33: letters
  • Fol. 34: letters
  • Fol. 35: letters
  • Fol. 36: letters
  • Fol. 37: foolscap (top)
  • Fol. 38: foolscap (top)
  • Fol. 39: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 40: letters
  • Fol. 41: foolscap (top)
  • Fol. 42: letters
  • Fol. 43: letters
  • Fol. 44: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 45: letters
  • Fol. 46: foolscap (top)
  • Fol. 47: letters
  • Fol. 48: foolscap (top)
  • Fol. 49: letters
  • Fol. 50: foolscap (top)
  • Fol. 51: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 52: letters
  • Fol. 53: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 54: letters
  • Fol. 55: letters
  • Fol. 56: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 57: letters
  • Fol. 58: foolscap (top)
  • Fol. 59: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 60: letters
  • Fol. 61: foolscap (top)
  • Fol. 62: letters
  • Fol. 63: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 64: letters
  • Fol. 65: foolscap (top)
  • Fol. 66: letters
  • Fol. 67: letters
  • Fol. 68: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 69: letters
  • Fol. 70: foolscap (top)
  • Fol. 71: letters?
  • Fol. 72: letters?

There is later pagination on mostly every other recto-page (1-127) and on the last page (132).There is later foliation in red ink at the bottom of every recto-page (7-72).
There are nine quires:
  • Quire II: fols. 7-14 (7+14, 8+13, 9+12, 10+11) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire III: fols. 15-22 (15+22, 16+21, 17+20, 18+19) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire IV: fol. 23-30 (23+30, 24+29, 25+28, 26+27) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire V: fols. 31-38 (31+38, 32+37, 33+36, 34+35) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire VI: fols. 39-46 (39+46, 40+45, 41+44, 42+43) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire VII: fols. 47-54 (47+54, 48+53, 49+52, 50+51) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire VIII: fols. 55-62 (55+62, 56+61, 57+60, 58+59) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire IX: fols. 63-72 (63+70, 64+69, 65+68 66+67, 71, 72) (4 bifolia, 2 singletons)
There are no quire signatures.There are catchwords on every page.
  • There are large stains on fols. 7-23, but the text is not damaged.
  • There is a small ink stain in the middle of fols. 17r-18v.
  • On the top of fol. 23, there is a part of the page missing (and was repaired). Two lines of text are damaged.
  • There are older repairs by means of paper.
The text is written in one column. 170 mm x 125 mm26-288-9Note: There is dry ruling marking the written area.
Unknown Kurrent Sole
Info: An unidentified scribe wrote the text mainly in kurrent script, but employed chancery script for highlighting of rubrics, first and last lines, and certain words or verses, e.g. on fol. 72v.
  • Initial: The initials correlate to 2-3 lines of text and are decorated by means of bolder strokes and additional lines.
  • Paratext: The rubrics and first lines of paragraphs are distinct by means of a different script type (chancery).
  • Paratext: The catchwords are decorated with by means of lines and simple squiggles.
  • Paratext: The end of the text is written in the shape of half a diamond.
  • On fol. 7r, a later hand has added to the bottom margin:
    "Ex Num: 615 in Qvarto"
    .
  • There are later notes in the margins, e.g. on fols. 15r and 72v.
  • There are corrections to the text (partly by the scribe, partly in a different hand) e.g. on fols. 8v, 23v and 65r.
  • There are many marks in the margins and underlinings in the text.

(see above)
The codicological unit was probably written in Iceland in 1693 (see colophon).
It is unknown how the codicological unit came into Árni Magnússon's possession.

Former Physical Context:
Last update: 2014.
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