Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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                <title>AM 163 m fol.</title>
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                <authority>Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, København</authority>
                <msDesc xml:id="AM020163m" xml:lang="en"> 
                        <repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík</repository>
                        <idno>AM 163 m fol.</idno>
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                            <idno>AM 163 m fol. CU1</idno>
                        <textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>
                        <msItem n="1" defective="true" class="isl">
                            <locus from="1v" facs="#AM02-0163m-0001v" to="11v">1v-11v </locus>
                            <title type="uniform">Víglundar saga og Ketilríðar</title>
                            <rubric>Sagan af Víglundi væna.</rubric>
                            <incipit>Haraldur hinn hárfagri var sonur Hálfdanar svarta</incipit>
                            <explicit>Hólmketill bóndi sat nú heima. Það var einn dag
                            <note>The saga is defective and ends with the beginning of chapter 19.</note>
                            <objectDesc form="codex">							
                                <supportDesc material="chart">								
                                        <num type="front-flyleaf" value="2"/> <!-- The second front flyleaf is an addition from AM's time. It is the second half of the first bifolium. 
                                        It is likely that the bifolium of the second flyleaf and fol. 1 were meant to be around the whole manuscript which was unbound in
                                        a large fascicle at AM's time. The same kind of bifolium (made out of the same paper (see watermarks) is found in AM 181 i fol.-->
                                        <num type="book-block" value="11"/>
                                        <num type="back-flyleaf" value="1"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="304"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="196"/>
                                        <watermark ana="yes">
                                            <p>The original text block shows a coat of arms watermark with an heraldic eagle. <note>See also <ref>AM 164 b fol.</ref></note></p>
                                        <p>The details are: 
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>2</locus>: blank countermark without chain-lines</item> <!-- used to form a quire with last three leaves in AM 181 i fol. -->
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>3</locus>: heraldic eagle upside down</item>     
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>4</locus>: heraldic eagle upside down</item>  <!-- unsure about this one. Could also be an original bifolium together with fol. 5. -->
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>5</locus>: blank countermark without chain-lines</item> <!-- this and fol. 4 show similar holes at spine, but also have traces of old glue on inside -->
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>6</locus>: blank countermark without chain-lines</item> <!-- this must have been a thick quire of 5 bifolia -->
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>7</locus>: blank countermark without chain-lines</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>8</locus>: blank countermark without chain-lines</item>
                                               <item>Fol. <locus>9</locus>: blank countermark without chain-lines (thicker leaf)</item> <!-- bifolium with fol. 10 -->
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>10</locus>: heraldic eagle upside down (thicker leaf)</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>11</locus>: heraldic eagle upside up</item></list></p>
                                            <p>The watermark in the added leaves in front is a circular coat of arms with a lion inside. The countermark reads "PH".
                                                <note>The same watermark is found on the same kind of added bifolium in <ref>AM 181 i fol.</ref></note></p>
                                    <foliation ana="contemporary fol">There is contemporary foliation in ink in the top outer corner of fol.
                                        <locus from="2r" facs="#AM02-0163m-0002r" to="2r">2r</locus> (357) and the corresponding
                                        number (366) has been added in parantheses by a later hand on fol.
                                        <locus from="11r" facs="#AM02-0163m-0011r" to="11r">11r</locus>.</foliation>
                                    <foliation ana="later fol">There are traces of foliation in red ink close to the top, e.g. on fol. <locus from="9r"
                                            facs="#AM02-0163m-0009r" to="9r">9r</locus>.</foliation>
                                    <foliation ana="later fol">There is modern foliation in pencil in the top margin or top outer corners (1-11).</foliation>
                                    <collation><p>There are three quires: <note>All original leaves have been repaired at the spine.</note><list>        
                                        <item>I: [flyleaf 2]-1 ([flyleaf 2]+1)(1 bifolium) <note>This bifolium was probably enclosing the other leaves in 
                                            <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>'s time.</note></item>     
                                        <item>II: Fols. 2-7 (2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (3 bifolia) <note>Fols. 2-4 once formed a quire with the last three leaves in <ref>AM 181 i fol.</ref></note></item>
                                        <item>III: Fols. 8-11 (8+11, 9+10) (2 bifolia) <note>Fols. 9+10 form an original bifolium and may have been at the centre of a thick quire of 5 bifolia.</note></item>
                                        <signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
                                        <catchwords>There are catchwords on every page.</catchwords>
                                    <condition><p>Since the saga ends defectively, there may be several leaves missing at the end.</p>
                                    <p>All but the first leaf have been repaired extensively at the spine using Japanese paper. There are moreover traces
                                    of older glue and repairs in the inner margins.</p>
                                        <p>Some leaves are rapaired at the fore-edge using Japanese paper.</p>
                                    <p>There are stains through-out the manuscript.</p></condition> 
                                    <layout columns="1" writtenLines="38 42">
                                        <num type="wpl" atLeast="9" atMost="12"/>
                                        <dimensions type="written">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="275"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="165"/>
                                        <note>The lines for the margins on both sides are ruled with ink.</note>
                            <handDesc hands="1"> <!-- the same scribe as in and AM 181 i fol. and AM 164 b fol., i.e. Jón Gíslason? see AM 477 fol. 8r -->
                                <handNote scribeRef="unknown" scope="sole" script="kurrent">The scribe used mostly kurrent script, but hybrida for the first lines 
                                    of chapters and chancery fractura for rubrics.</handNote>
                            <decoDesc><decoNote type="initial">There are initials on the added first leaf: The main initial
                            spans ca. 4 lines and is slightly decorated by means of additional curls and loops. Another initial spans only ca. 2 lines. </decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="initial">Small initials at section beginnings occur in the original text part. They are hardly larger than the other letters.</decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The first line of each chapter is written in a different script and is slightly decorated.</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="paratext">The catchwords are decorated with an angled line.</decoNote></decoDesc>
                            <additions><p>The bifolium of the second front flyleaf and fol. <locus from="1r" facs="#AM02-0163m-0001v" to="1v">1</locus> is a later addition. 
                                <name key="ThoTho003" type="person">Þórður
                                    Þórðarson</name> has written the text on fol. <locus>1v</locus>, containing a transcription of the beginning of the text, 
                                 on behalf of <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>.
                                On fol. <locus>1r</locus>, <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name> has added:
                                <q>Viglunda-Saga.</q> <bibl><ref target="KKKat">Katalog I</ref>, <biblScope unit="page">130</biblScope>.</bibl></p>       
                                <!-- togehter with flyleaf probably meant to surround the other two quires -->
                                <p>A different hand has added on fol. <locus from="1r" to="1">1r</locus>: <q>363 a</q>.</p></additions> 
                            <!-- what is that supposed to mean? an old shelfmark? -->
                            <bindingDesc><binding contemporary="false" when="1977"><p>The current binding is a modern half binding with fabric on the boards
                                from <date when="1977">1977</date>.</p></binding>
                                <binding><p>An older binding 
                                    is kept with the manuscript. It is a grey cardboard binding with the shelfmark (including the letter)
                                    and the title written on the front board. On the spine, there are two stickers for the shelfmark and
                                    the running number. The pastedown is made from blank paper.</p></binding>
                            <accMat><list><item>An <locus from="accMat01r" facs="#AM02-0163m-accMat01r"
                                to="accMat01v">AM-slip </locus> (<dimensions type="slip"
                                in the hand of <name key="ArnMag001" type="person">Árni Magnússon</name>  
                                is located in the front of the manuscript. It reads: <q type="AMSlip"
                                            xml:lang="is">Ur bok er eg feck af Jone
                                            Thorlakssyne.</q> The AM-slip is made of reused paper. Its verso-side shows 
                                accounting notes in <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>'s hand, 
                                which are crossed out using the same ink.</item>
                                <item>There is a loose slip with information on the restoration done in <name type="place">Copenhagen</name>
                                    in <date when="1977">1977</date>.</item></list></accMat> 
                            <p>The codicological unit was written in <origPlace key="IS">Iceland</origPlace>.
                                Kålund dates it to ca. <origDate notBefore="1660" notAfter="1680">1670</origDate> <bibl>
                                    <ref target="KKKat">Katalog I</ref>, <biblScope unit="page">130</biblScope></bibl>. 
                            <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 also
                                slips accompanying the other parts, e.g. <ref>AM 164 b 4to</ref>).</p>
                            <listRelation period="t0">
                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM020163mCU1" passive="#AM020163m" n="1"/>
                            <listRelation period="t1">
                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM020163mCU1" passive="#JO020163" n="17"/>
                            </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>AM 456 fol.</bibl></listBibl> 
                            <listRelation period="t2">
                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM020163mCU1" passive="#BS28" n="19"/> 
                            <listRelation period="t3">
                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM020163mCU1" passive="#Ms28b" n="8"/> 
                            <bibl> Nordiske Oldskrifter XXVII, s. XIV.
               AM 163: Slay, Desmond. The manuscripts of Hrólfs saga Kraka. Hafniæ: 1960. (Bibliotheca Arnamagnæana; 24). </bibl>
            <change type="handrit"><name
                key="DriThr001" type="person">DKÞ</name> grunnskráði <date when="2001-10-04">4. október 2001</date>, 
                <name type="person" key="ValHil001">VH</name> skráði handritið samkvæmt TEIP5 reglum <date when="2008-12-23">23. desember
                    2008</date>; lagfærði í <date when="2010-11">nóvember 2010</date>. </change>
            <change when="2014" who="#BS">Adopted from handrit.is and adjusted according to own standards.</change>
            <change when="2016" who="#BS">Checked.</change>
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