Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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                <title>AM 130 fol.</title>
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                <authority>Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, København</authority>
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                        <repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík</repository>
                        <idno>AM 130 fol.</idno>
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                                    <num type="front-flyleaf" value="2"/> 
                                    <num type="book-block" value="46"/>
                                    <num type="back-flyleaf" value="1"/>
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                        <additions><p>There is a mark that looks like an "L" in the bottom right-hand corner of the second front flyleaf.</p></additions>
                    <bindingDesc><binding notBefore="1800" notAfter="1899" contemporary="false">
                        <p> The current binding (<dimensions type="binding" unit="mm"
                            ><height>313</height><width>205</width><depth>16</depth></dimensions>)
                            is a half binding from <name type="person" key="KriKaa001">Kålund</name>'s time. 
                            The boards are made of cardboard and are covered in brown marbled paper.
                            The corners and spine are covered with a black fabric.</p>
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                        <item>An <locus from="accMat01" to="accMat01">AM-slip</locus>
                            (<dimensions type="slip" unit="mm"
                                ><height>83</height><width>167</width></dimensions>)
                            is attached to the verso-side of the 
                            <locus from="0002v-FFl" to="0002v-FFl">second front flyleaf</locus>.
                             <name key="ArnMag001"
                                type="person">Árni Magnússon</name> has written on it: <q>Eyrbyggia
                                    saga</q>. Another hand has added: <q>Laxdæla saga. Skrifadar af Helga Olafsÿne, ad
                                        Skridu i Januario og Febr: 1675. Eg feck þetta af Jone
                                        Thorlacksÿne Sÿslum i Mulaþinge, i bok medal annarra
                                        sagna.</q></item>
                        <item> On the recto-side of the back flyleaf, there is a little snippet attached that stems 
                            from a handwritten page (4 lines preserved with 1-2 words each).</item>
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                        <listBibl>
                            
                            <bibl> 
                                Eyrbyggja-saga Havniæ 1787, s. IX; Grönl. hist. M. I, 513; Ant. Russes II, 285; Eyrbyggja saga, Leipzig, 1864, s. XXV.
                                Eyrbyggja saga. The vellum tradition. Scott, Forrest s., ed. Copenhagen: Reitzel; 2003. (Editiones Arnamagnæanæ. Series A; 18)
                                Heizmann, Wilhelm. Kannte der Verfasser der Laxdæla saga Gregors des Grossen  (tákn fyrir ss) Moralia in Iob? Opuscula. 1996; 10 (Bibliotheca Arnamagnæana; 40): 194-207.
                                Laxdæla saga, Kaalund, Kristian, ed. Köbenhavn: Samfund til udgivelse af gammel nordisk litteratur; 1889. (S.T.U.A.G.N.L; 19). </bibl>
                            
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                            <idno>AM 130 fol. CU1</idno>
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                        <textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>
                        <msItem n="1" defective="false" class="isl">
                            <locus from="1r" to="27v">1r-27v</locus>
                            <title type="uniform">Eyrbyggja saga</title>
                            <rubric>Saga af nokkrum Íslendingum og er kölluð Eyrbyggja.</rubric>
                            <incipit>Ketill flatnefur hét einn ágætur hersir í Noregi</incipit>
                            <explicit>sögu Þórsnesinga og Álftfirðinga er Eyrbyggja
                                kallast.</explicit>
                            <note>
                                <p>At the end of the text (fol. <locus from="27v" to="27v"
                                    >27v</locus>), there are two ornaments as well as 
                                    the date and the initials of the scribe in a verse. </p> 
                            </note>
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                                        <num type="book-block" value="27"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="303"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="194"/>
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                                        <watermark ana="yes">The watermark in the first quire is a coat of arms of Amsterdam.
                                            <note>The same watermark is found in <ref>AM 163 n fol.</ref></note> The other leaves show a large Geometrical ornament 
                                            with script in the top bow and below. There are possibly some large letters as well.
                                        Some details are:
                                        <list>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>25</locus>: geometrical watermark (upside down)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>26</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>27</locus>: geometrical watermark (upside up)</item>
                                            
                                        </list></watermark>
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                                    <foliation ana="contemporary fol">There is old foliation in dark ink in the top outer corners (260-286).</foliation> 
                                    <foliation ana="later fol">There is later foliation in red ink in the top outer corners (1-27).</foliation>
                                    <collation><p>There are five quires: <list>
                                        <item>I: Fols. 1-6 (1+6, 2+5, 3+4) (3 bifolia) <note>All leaves have been repaired.</note></item> 
                                        <item>II: Fols. 7-12 (7+12, 8+11, 9+10) (3 bifolia)</item>
                                        <item>III: Fols. 13-18 (13+18, 14+17, 15+16) (3 bifolia)</item>
                                        <item>IV: Fols. 19-24 (19+24, 20+23, 21+22) (3 bifolia)</item>
                                        <item>V: Fols. 25-27 (25+26, 27) (1 bifolium, 1 singleton) <note>All leaves have been repaired.
                                        Fols. 25+26 did not form an original bifolium. Instead,
                                        the leaves used to form a quire of three  bifolia together with the first three leaves
                                        in <ref>AM 130 fol. CU2</ref> (see quire VI).</note></item> 
                                    </list>
                                    </p>
                                        <signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
                                        <catchwords>There used to be a catchword on every page. Most of them are now lost due to trimming.</catchwords> 
                                    </collation>
                                    <condition><p>Most leaves have been repaired at the spine using paper strips.</p>
                                        <p>The edges of some leaves are damaged and dirty.</p>
                                        <p>There are stains on many pages, but the leaves at original quire boundaries are dirtier than the others.</p>
                                        <p>At the bottom of most pages, the text is damaged (mostly the catchwords) as a result of trimming.</p></condition> 
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                                    <layout columns="1" writtenLines="53 58">
                                        <num type="wpl" atLeast="13" atMost="19"/>
                                        <dimensions type="written">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="290"/> 
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="170"/>
                                        </dimensions>
                                        <note>The margins on both sides are ruled with ink.</note>
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                        <handDesc hands="1">
                            <handNote scribeRef="#HelOla001" scope="major" script="kurrent">The manuscript was written by <name type="person"
                                    key="HelOla001">Helgi Ólafsson</name> in a very tight and neat script <bibl><ref target="KKKat">Katalog I</ref>,
                                        <biblScope unit="page">93</biblScope></bibl>.
                            </handNote>
                           
                        </handDesc>
                            <decoDesc><decoNote type="initial">The initials are neatly decorated. The first initial spans ca. 5 lines
                            and is decorated by means of double and triple strokes and additional flourishing. Other initials are usually written
                            with a single bold stroke but show some curls and flourishing.</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="frieze">There are two ornaments on fols. <locus from="27v" to="27v"
                                >27v</locus>.</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="border">There is a decorative border in between the rubric and the main text.</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="paratext">The rubrics and first line of text are written in 
                                    larger and more decorative letters of chancery script.</decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The preserved catchwords are decorated with two strokes forming an angle around them.</decoNote></decoDesc>
                            <additions>
                            <p>There are some additions in the margins (by the scribe), which have been partly cut off.</p>
                           </additions> 
                            
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                        <origin when="1675" evidence="internal">
                            <p> The manuscript part was written in <origPlace key="IS">Iceland</origPlace>, mostly in <origDate
                                when="1675">January and February
                                1675</origDate> by <name type="person" key="">Helgi Ólafsson</name> at
                                <name type="place">Skriða í Norður-Múlasýslu</name> (see AM-slip).</p>
                           
                        </origin>
                        <provenance>
                            <p><name key="ArnMag001"
                                type="person">Árni Magnússon</name> received the codex, of which the codicological unit was a part,
                                from <name key="JonTho012"
                                    type="person">Jón Þorláksson</name>, sýslumaður in Múlasýsla (see AM-slip).</p>
                            
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                            <idno>AM 130 fol. CU2</idno>
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                            <locus from="28r" to="44r">28r-44r</locus>
                            <title type="uniform">Laxdæla saga</title>
                            <rubric>Hér byrjar Laxdæla sögu.</rubric>
                            <incipit>Ketill flatnefur hét maður son Bjarnar bunu</incipit>
                            <explicit>ógiftusamlega Þorleiki til handa</explicit>
                            <note>Ends defective on fol. <locus from="44r" to="44r"
                                >44r</locus>, but not due to loss. From the ruling on fol. 
                                <locus from="44v" to="44v">44v</locus> it is apparent that the text was meant to be continued.
                            </note>
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                                        <num type="book-block" value="19"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="302"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="196"/>
                                        </dimensions>
                                        <watermark ana="yes">There are two different watermarks.
                                            The watermark on fols. <locus from="28r" to="42v">28-42</locus> is the same as in the last quire of <ref>AM 130 fol. CU1</ref>:
                                            A large round ornament with script in the top bow and below.
                                            The watermark in the last quire is a coat of arms with an heraldic eagle (see e.g. <ref>AM 163 n fol.</ref>). 
                                            <note>This change coincides with a change of hands.</note>
                                            Some details are:
                                            <list>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>28</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>29</locus>: geometrical watermark (upside up)</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>30</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                            </list>
                                        </watermark>
                                    </support>
                        <foliation ana="contemporary fol">There is old foliation in dark ink in the top outer corners (287-307), of which the original bifolium 304+305 is now missing.
                            The original foliation continues with number 306 on fol. <locus from="45r" to="45r">45r</locus>.</foliation> 
                        <foliation ana="later fol">There is later foliation in red ink in the top outer corners (28-46).</foliation>
                                    <collation><p>There are four quires: <list>
                                        <item>VI: fols. 28-30 (28, 29+30) (1 singleton, 1 bifolium) <note>All leaves have been
                                            repaired. Originally, fol. 28 used to form 
                                            the inner most bifolium together with fol. 27 (the singleton in quire V from the previous CU), and fols. 29 and 30
                                        used to form bifolia together with fol. 25 and 26 from quire V, so that this was a quire of three bifolia (see watermark).
                                        </note></item>  <!--  They were cut apart at some point and kept with their corresponding saga, presumably in preparation of a rearrangement. -->
                                        <item>VII: fols. 31-36 (31+36, 32+35, 33+34) (3 bifolia)</item>
                                        <item>VIII: fols. 37-42 (37+42, 38+41, 39+40) (3 bifolia)</item>
                                        <item>IX: fols. 43-46 (43+46, 44+45) (2 bifolia) <note>There used to be three bifolia. The inner most bifolium is missing.</note></item>
                                         </list>
                                        <note>There may have been another 24 blank leaves intended for the
                                            rest of the saga, which would form four more quires and would have been assigned 
                                            the old foliation 308-331. Alternatively, there were only a few blank leaves and
                                            the person who has foliated the manuscript left these numbers out, 
                                            wanting to complete the text.</note>
                                    </p>
                                        
                        <signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
                        <catchwords>There were catchwords on every page. Most of them are now lost due to trimming.</catchwords> 
                        </collation>
                        <condition><p>The text at the bottom of some leaves is damaged due to trimming.</p>
                                    <p>The last quire is short of one bifolium, which did
                        most likely not contain any text.</p> 
                        <p>The leaves are rather dirty with stains.</p>
                        <p>Many leaves have been repaired at the spine using paper strips.</p></condition> 
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                            <layout columns="1" writtenLines="53 58">
                                <num type="wpl" atLeast="13" atMost="19"/>
                                <dimensions type="written">
                                    <height unit="mm" quantity="285"/> 
                                    <width unit="mm" quantity="172"/>
                                </dimensions>
                                <note>The margins on both sides are ruled with ink.</note>
                            </layout>
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                        <handDesc hands="2">
                            <handNote scribeRef="#HelOla001" scope="major" script="kurrent">
                                Fols. <locus from="28r" to="42v">28r-42v</locus> were written by <name type="person"
                                    key="HelOla001">Helgi Ólafsson</name> <bibl><ref target="KKKat">Katalog I</ref>, <biblScope unit="page">93</biblScope></bibl>. 
                            </handNote>
                            <handNote scribeRef="unknown" scope="minor" script="kurrent">
                                Fols. <locus from="43r" to="44r">43r-44r</locus> were written by a different scribe, who switches in between a larger and a smaller version 
                                of his script.<!-- possibly the same scribe as in AM 181 i fol. etc. -->
                            </handNote>
                        </handDesc>
                        <decoDesc>
                            <decoNote type="initial">The first initial spans ca. 4 lines and is decorated
                                by means of bolder strokes and some additional lines. 
                                Other initials span 1-2 lines and are only slightly decorated.</decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The rubrics and first line of text are written in a different script and are slightly decorated.</decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The extent catchwords are decorated with two strokes forming an angle around them.</decoNote></decoDesc>
                        <additions>
                            <p>There are some additions in the margins (by the scribe), which have been partly damaged by trimming.</p>
                        <p>There are marks and underlinings in pencil and ink.</p></additions> 
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                            <origin>
                                <p> The manuscript part was written in <origPlace key="IS">Iceland</origPlace> in the <origDate
                                    notBefore="1676" notAfter="1700">late seventeenth century</origDate>, partly by <name type="person" key="HelOla001">Helgi Ólafsson</name> at
                                    <name type="place">Skriða í Norður-Múlasýslu</name> (see AM-slip).</p>
                              
                            </origin>
                            <provenance>
                                <p><name key="ArnMag001"
                                    type="person">Árni Magnússon</name> received the codex, of which the codicological unit was a part,
                                    from <name key="JonTho012"
                                        type="person">Jón Þorláksson</name>, sýslumaður in Múlasýsla (see AM-slip).</p>
                                
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