Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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                <title>AM 169 b fol.</title>
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                    3.0 Unported License.</licence></availability>
                <authority>Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, København</authority>
                <msDesc xml:id="AM020169b" xml:lang="en"> 
                        <repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík</repository>
                        <idno>AM 169 b fol.</idno>
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                            <idno>AM 169 b fol. CU1</idno>
                        <msItem n="1" class="fas">
                            <locus from="1r" to="13v">1r-13v</locus>
                            <title type="uniform">Þorsteins þáttur bæjarmagns</title>
                            <rubric>Saga af Þorsteine Bæiar magn</rubric>
                            <note>Most of fol. <locus from="13v" to="13v">13v</locus> and all of fol. <locus>14</locus> are blank.</note>
                            <objectDesc form="codex">							
                                <supportDesc material="chart">								
                                        <num type="front-flyleaf" value="0"/>
                                        <num type="book-block" value="14"/>
                                        <num type="back-flyleaf" value="0"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="312"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="192"/>
                                        <watermark ana="yes"><p>The watermark consists of
                                            two round towers. They are connected by an archway without portcullis but with a pointed gable.  
                                            There is a pointy line underneath. 
                                            The countermark consists of the letters "HP" written together.</p>
                                            <note>The same watermark occurs e.g. in
                                                <ref>AM 9 fol.</ref>, <ref>AM 169 a fol.</ref>, <ref>AM 192 fol.</ref> and <ref>AM 202 b fol.</ref></note>
                                           The details are: 
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>1</locus>: castle (upside up)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>2</locus>: countermark (upside down)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>3</locus>: countermark (upside down)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>4</locus>: countermark (upside down)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>5</locus>: castle (upside up)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>6</locus>: countermark (upside up)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>7</locus>: castle (upside down)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>8</locus>: castle (upside down)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>9</locus>: castle (upside down)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>10</locus>: countermark (upside up)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>11</locus>: castle (upside up)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>12</locus>: countermark (upside down)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>13</locus>: castle (upside up)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>14</locus>: countermark (upside down)</item>
                                    <foliation ana="later fol">There is later foliation in black ink in the top outer corners (1-13).</foliation>
                                    <collation><p>There are two quires: <list>
                                        <item>I: fols. 1-10 (1+10, 2+9, 3+8, 4+7, 5+6) (5 bifolia) <note> This is an original quire.</note></item>
                                        <item>II: fols. 11-24 (11, 12, 13+14) (2 singletons, 1 bifolium) <note>The bifolium fol. 13+14 may 
                                            be an original bifolium, even though it shows repairs. The two singletons are now glued onto fol. 14.</note></item>
                                        <signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
                                        <catchwords>There is a catchword on fol. <locus from="10v" to="10v">10v</locus>, which coincided with the quire boundary.</catchwords>
                                    <condition><p>There are many stains and the ink bleeds through the paper.</p>
                                        <p>Fols. <locus from="11v" to="12r">11v-12r</locus> show traces of old glue in the inner margins and may have been glued together at some point.</p>
                                        <p>Fols. <locus>10v-11r</locus> show remnants of glue in the inner margins as well. Despite the fact that the traces are wider on fol. <locus>11r</locus> than on the previous page, 
                                        the remnants could be matching.</p>
                                    <p>The fore-edge of fols. <locus>13-14</locus> were trimmed in a crooked line, so that the top of the leaves is 
                                        not as wide as the bottom (and the rest of the manuscript).</p>
                                    <p>Fols. <locus>1r</locus> and <locus>10v-11r</locus> are darker than the rest of the leaves, which coincided with the quire boundaries.
                                    Fol. <locus>12r</locus>, however, is also very dirty, which indicates that it (or the previous leaf) may have been loose.
                                    The older glue on those leaves further supports this assumption.</p>
                                    <p>The blank leaf fol. <locus>14v</locus> is darker as well, indicating that the following leaves of this
                                        original quire were removed early on.</p>
                                        <p>The ink from the last lines on fol. <locus from="13v" to="13v">13v</locus> has rubbed off onto fol. 
                                        <locus from="14r" to="14r">14r</locus>.</p></condition>
                                    <layout columns="1" writtenLines="23 26">
                                        <num type="wpl" atLeast="8" atMost="11"/>
                                        <dimensions type="written">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="230"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="125"/>
                                        <note>There are running titles in the hand of the scribe.</note>
                            <handDesc hands="1">
                                <handNote scribeRef="#JonErl001" scope="sole" script="chancery"/> 
                            <decoDesc><decoNote type="initial">Space has been left for major initials (2-4 lines). Other initials were
                                written by the scribe. They span 1-2 lines and are decorated by means of additional strokes and at times
                                floral ornamentation.</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="paratext">The first lines of chapters and sections are slightly enlarged, but are written in the same script type.</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="paratext">The chapter ending is written as a block (no diamond shape).</decoNote>
                                <!--<decoNote type="paratext">There are no squiggles at the end of sections or paragraphs.</decoNote>-->
                            <additions><p>On fol. <locus from="13v" to="13v">13v</locus>, a later hand has added the final rubric.</p>
                            <p>There are some additions in the margins (partially by the scribe).</p></additions>
                            <bindingDesc><binding><p>The current binding is a grey cardboard binding, probably from <name type="person" 
                                key="JenWeb001" role="librarian">Jens Jacob Weber</name>'s time (<date from="1771" to="1780">1771-1780</date>).
                                On the front cover, <q>No 169 B. Saga af Þorsteine Bæarmagn.</q> is written in black ink. 
                                On the spine, there are two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number.
                                Through the pastedown printed material is visible.</p></binding></bindingDesc> 
                            <accMat><p>An <locus from="accMat01r" to="accMat01v">AM-slip</locus>
                                (<dimensions type="slip" unit="mm"><height>82</height><width>159</width></dimensions>) is bound in front of the manuscript.
                                It reads in the hand of <name key="ArnMag001" type="person">Árni
                                    Magnússon</name>: <q>Af Þorsteine Bæjarmagn.</q></p>
                                <p>One of his scribes has added on the same slip: 
                                <q>med hendi S<ex>iera</ex>
                                    Jons i Villinga hollte. lied mier af Jone Þorlakssÿne 1709. og sidan<ex>n</ex>
                                    selld 1710. Var tilforna i in<ex>n</ex>bundinni bok.</q></p></accMat>
                        <origin notBefore="1625" notAfter="1672">
                            <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">108</biblScope></bibl>, but the active writing period of the scribe was
                                <origDate notBefore="1625" notAfter="1672">ca.
                            <p><name key="ArnMag001" role="owner" type="person">Árni Magnússon</name> borrowed the whole manuscript, 
                                of which this was a part, from <name
                                key="JonTho012" role="owner" type="person">Jón Þorláksson</name> in <date when="1709">1709</date> and
                                bought it from him in <date when="1710">1710</date> (see AM-slip).
                                Subsequently, he took the book apart and rearranged the pieces.</p>
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                            <listRelation period="t1">
                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM020169bCU1" passive="#JO020169" n="2"/>
                            </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>AM 456 fol., AM 477 fol. (8v)</bibl></listBibl> 
                            <listRelation period="t2">
                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM020169bCU1" passive="#BS92" n="4r"/>
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            <change target="handrit"><name
                key="DriThr001" type="person">DKÞ</name> skráði <date
                    when="2001-03-20">20. mars 2001</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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