The text is written in one column. 165 mm x 115 mm28-299-11
i, 5, i202 mm x 155 mmThere is later pagination in black ink in the top outer corners (1-10).
The watermark is a simple jug with one handle.
The details are:
- Fol. 1: "blank"
- Fol. 2: "blank"
- Fol. 3: "blank"
- Fol. 4: "blank"
- Fol. 5: jug (top)
The watermark on the added bifolium is a coat of arms of Amsterdam.
There is one incomplete quire:
There are no quire signatures.There are catchwords on every page but the last.
- Quire I: fols. 1-5 (1+4, 2+3, 5) (2 bifolia, 1 singleton) Note: The singleton fol. 5
has been attached to fol. 1r. These five leaves used to form the centre of a quaternion with
the two leaves now found in AM 716 b 4to in front and the first leaf of the current
AM 716 h 4to in the end.
- The leaves have darkened considerably.
- There are dirt and many stains throughout the manuscript.
- The leaves are untrimmed.
- Some leaves have been repaired in the lower outer corner and close to the spine.
- The text on top of fol. 1r was crossed out using grey ink. The same ink is found on the AM-slip and
in the addition on top of fol. 1v (cf below).
Info: The same scribe wrote AM 716 b and h 4to.
- Initial: The first letters of each stanza are written somewhat larger.
- Paratext: The catchwords are decorated with an angled line and a loop.
- Frieze: There is a small tailpiece on fol. 10v (consisting of a loop and two dots).
- On top of fol. 1v, the ink that was used to cross out the text on top of fol. 1r
bleeds through the paper and makes some words difficult to read. Therefore, Árni Magnússon
repeated the first three words, writing them into the top margin with the same grey ink.
- A later hand has added stanza numbers in dark ink, mostly at the top and bottom of the pages.
The manuscript is bound in a modern half binding with fabric on the boards. That binding was made in Copenhagen in
1978 before the manuscript came to Iceland.
Before, the manuscript was bound in a grey cardboard binding from the period 1771-1780.
The older binding has the title and the shelfmark (including the letter) written onto the front cover using dark brown ink.
There are two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number on the spine. The pastedown is made from printed material.
The older binding is stored together with the manuscript.
The codicological unit was written in Iceland.
Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century (Kålund 1889-1894, 2: 135).
It is hitherto unknown how or when the larger manuscript, of which this was a part,
came into the possession of
- When Árni Magnússon acquired the codicological unit it was part of Ms74.