Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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                <title>AM 139 fol.</title>
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                <authority>Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, København</authority>
                <msDesc xml:id="AM020139" xml:lang="en"> 
                        <repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík</repository>
                        <idno>AM 139 fol.</idno>
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                            <idno>AM 139 fol. CU1</idno>
                        <msItem n="1" defective="false" class="isl">
                            <locus from="1r" facs="#AM02-0139-0001r" to="27r">1r-27r</locus>
                            <title type="uniform">Þórðar saga hreðu</title>
                            <rubric>Saga Þórðar hreðu</rubric>
                            <incipit>Þórður hét maður, son Hörða-Kára</incipit>
                            <explicit>Þórður hreða varð sóttdauður.</explicit>
                            <finalRubric>Höfum vær ekki fleira heyrt með sannleik af honum sagt. Og
                                lýkur hér með sögu Þórðar hreðu.</finalRubric>
                            <filiation><ref type="ms" target="AM04-0551d-β" ana="antigraph">The manuscript is a copy of AM 551 d β
                                <bibl><ref type="primary-1" target="IF14">ÍF</ref><biblScope
                                        unit="volume">14</biblScope><biblScope unit="page"
                                <bibl><ref type="primary-2">Nordiske Oldskrifter</ref><biblScope
                            <note>Fols. <locus from="27v" to="28v">27v-28v</locus> are blank.</note>
                            <objectDesc form="codex">							
                                <supportDesc material="chart">								
                                        <num type="front-flyleaf" value="3"/>
                                        <num type="book-block" value="28"/>
                                        <num type="back-flyleaf" value="3"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="295"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="190"/>
                                        <watermark ana="yes"><p>There is an anchor watermark. <note>The same watermark is found in <ref>AM 161 fol. CU1</ref> and A<ref>M 212 fol.</ref></note></p>
                                           <p>On the front and back flyleaves, there is a coat of arms with two lions, which is rather "fuzzy" in style. There is no crown on top, 
                                            and the letters "HS" (S written in the middle of H) can be read underneath.
                                            The coat of arms itself is divided into two (i.e. a right and a left part).</p></watermark>
                                    <foliation ana="contemporary fol">There is older foliation in dark ink in the top outer corners (90-117), which has been erased on some leaves. </foliation>
                                    <foliation ana="fol later">There is modern foliation in red ink in the top outer corners (1-28).</foliation>
                                    <collation><p>There are four quires: <list>
                                        <item n="1">I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (4 bifolia). <note>The leaves have been repaired, but this seems to be an original quire.</note></item>
                                        <item n="2">II: fols. 9-16 (9+16, 10+15, 11+14, 12+13) (4 bifolia) <note>This is an original quire.</note></item>
                                        <item n="3">III: fols. 17-24 (17+24, 18+23, 19+22, 20+21) (4 bifolia) <note>This is an original quire.</note></item>
                                        <item n="4">IV: fols. 25-28 (25+28, 26+27) (2 bifolia) <note>The leaves have been repaired, but this seems to be an original quire.</note></item>
                                        <signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
                                        <catchwords>There are catchwords at the end of each quire except for the last page, which is blank.</catchwords>
                                    <condition><p>There are a couple of stains, slightly discolouring the paper.</p>
                                        <p>Fols. <locus>1r</locus> and <locus>28v</locus> are especially dark, but the pages at inner quire boundaries, i.e.
                                        fols. <locus>8v-9r</locus>, <locus>16v-17r</locus> and <locus>24v-25r</locus> are also somewhat darker than the other pages.</p>
                                        <p>The ink of the first initial bleeds through the paper.</p>
                                        <p>In the inner margin of fol. <locus>28v</locus>, a rubbed-of outline of a large initial "Þ" is visible. <note>The corresponding 
                                        initial is found on fol. <locus>1r</locus> of <ref>AM 212 fol.</ref></note></p> 
                                        <p>There are older repairs at the spine using paper strips.</p>
                                    <layout columns="1" writtenLines="8 12">
                                        <num type="wpl" atLeast="10" atMost="13"/>
                                        <dimensions type="written">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="240"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="135"/>
                        <handDesc hands="3">
                            <handNote scribeRef="#JonErl001" script="hybrida" scope="major">Mostly written by <name type="person" key="JonErl001">Jón
                                Erlendsson</name> in his hybrida script.</handNote>
                            <handNote scribeRef="unknown" script="hybrida" scope="minor">An unknown scribe wrote fols. <locus from="4v" facs="#AM02-0139-0004v" to="5v"
                            <handNote scribeRef="unknown" script="hybrida" scope="minor">Another unknown scribe wrote the last lines on fol. <locus from="14r" facs="#AM02-0139-0014r"
                            <decoNote type="initial">There is a large initial on fol. <locus from="1r" facs="#AM02-0139-0001r" 
                                to="1r">1r</locus> corresponding to ca. 7 lines. It is decorated by means of bold strokes and additional flourishing.</decoNote> 
                            <decoNote type="initial">The letters at the beginning
                                    of sections are written larger (1-2 lines) and are slightly decorated.</decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The rubric and first line of the text are emphasised by means of larger script and partially capitals.</decoNote>
                            <p>The main scribe has made some additions in the margins of fols. <locus from="5v" facs="#AM02-0139-0005v" to="5v"
                                    >5v</locus> and <locus from="8v" facs="#AM02-0139-0008v" to="8v"
                            <binding contemporary="false">
                                <p>The binding (<dimensions type="binding" unit="mm"><height>298</height><width>198</width><depth>15</depth></dimensions>) 
                                    is a full parchment binidng on cardboard. It is from <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>'s time. 
                                    There are parchment strips laced through the spine fold
                                    and blank leaves were used as pastedown. There are several larger stains on the covers.</p>
                            <p>An <locus from="accMat01r" facs="#AM02-0139-accMat01r"
                                to="accMat01v">AM-slip</locus> (<dimensions type="slip" unit="mm"
                                        ><height>70</height><width>172</width></dimensions>) is pasted onto 
                                the first front flyleaf. It reads in the hand of 
                                <name key="ArnMag001" type="person">Árni Magnússon</name>: <q>Þordar
                                    saga hredu. med hende Sr Jons Erlendsson i Villinga hollte. or
                                    bök fra Jone Thorlakssyne.</q></p>
                            <p>The codicological unit was written in <origPlace key="IS">Iceland</origPlace>.
                                Kålund dates it to the <date notBefore="1601" notAfter="1700">seventeenth century</date> <bibl><ref target="KKKat">Katalog I</ref>, 
                                    <biblScope unit="page">100</biblScope></bibl>, but the active writing period of the main scribe was
                                <origDate notBefore="1625" notAfter="1672">ca.
                        <provenance><p>According to the AM-slip, the codicological unit was once part of a larger codex,
                            which <name key="ArnMag001" type="person">Árni Magnússon</name> bought from the sýslumaður <name key="JonTho012"
                                type="person">Jón Þorláksson</name>. 
                            Before that, it belonged to the bishop <name type="person" 
                                key="BrySve001">Brynjólfur Sveinsson</name>. It is unsure how it came into the
                            possession of <name key="JonTho012" type="person">Jón Þorláksson</name> 
                            <bibl>STUAGNL 63, <biblScope unit="page">viii-ix</biblScope></bibl>.</p>
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                            <listRelation period="t1">
                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM020139CU1" passive="#JO020139" n="1"/>
                            </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>AM 456 fol.</bibl></listBibl> 
                            <listRelation period="t2">
                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM020139CU1" passive="#BS28" n="3"/>
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                            <bibl>Jóhannes Halldórsson, <ref>ÍF</ref><biblScope unit="volume"
                                    >14</biblScope><biblScope unit="page"
                            <bibl>Loth, <ref type="secondary-3">Opuscula</ref><biblScope
                                    unit="volume">I</biblScope><biblScope unit="page"
                            <bibl><ref type="secondary-3">Safn til sögu Íslands</ref><biblScope
                                    unit="volume">VI (3)</biblScope><biblScope unit="page"
                            <bibl>Valla-Ljóts saga, <ref type="secondary-3" target="STUAGNL63"
                                    >STUAGNL</ref><biblScope unit="volume">63</biblScope><biblScope
            <change when="2008-10" who="#EriHas01">Migrated from MASTER to P5</change>
            <change when="2015" who="#BS">Adjusted according to own standards. Markup checked.</change>
            <change when="2016" who="#BS">Checked.</change>
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