Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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                        <repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík</repository>
                        <idno>AM 169 d fol.</idno>
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                            <idno>AM 169 d fol. CU1</idno>
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                            <locus from="1r" to="7v">1r-7v</locus>
                            <title type="uniform">Illuga saga Gríðarfóstra</title>
                            <rubric>Søgu þättur af Jlluga Grydar föstra</rubric>
                            <textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>
                            <note>Most of fol. <locus from="7v" to="7v">7v</locus> and all of fol. <locus from="8r" to="8v">8</locus> were originally blank.</note>
                            
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                                    <support>
                                        <num type="front-flyleaf" value="1"/>
                                        <num type="book-block" value="8"/>
                                        <num type="back-flyleaf" value="1"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="301"/> <!-- trimmed at the bottom? (text block is relatively lower than in e.g. AM 169 b fol. -->
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="192"/>
                                        </dimensions>
                                        <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 192 fol.</ref> and <ref>AM 202 b fol.</ref></note>
                                                The details are: 
                                            <list>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>1</locus>: countermark (upside down)</item> <!-- not clear -->
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>2</locus>: countermark (upside down) </item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>3</locus>: castle (upside up)</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>4</locus>: castle (upside up)</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>5</locus>: countermark (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>
                                            </list>
                                            <p> The AM-slip shows a coat of arms watermark, in which the lions are smaller than the coat of arms and there is a large crown on top.</p>
                                        </watermark>
                                    </support>
                                    <foliation ana="later fol">There is later foliation in pencil in the lower margins (1-8).</foliation>
                                    <collation><p>There is one quire: <list>
                                        <item>I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (4 bifolia) <note>The two outer bifolia have been repaired. 
                                            However, the watermarks and the dirt suggest that 
                                        they originally belonged together and the eight leaves formed one quire.</note></item> 
                                    </list>
                                    </p>
                                        <signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
                                        <catchwords>There are no catchwords.</catchwords>
                                    </collation>
                                    <condition><p>There are many stains, especially in the margins.</p> <p>There are some repairs close to the spine using Japanese paper.</p>
                                    <p>Fols. <locus>1r</locus> and <locus>8v</locus> are especially dirty and darker than the other leaves, pointing at their position 
                                    at original quire boundaries.</p></condition>
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                                <layoutDesc>
                                    <layout columns="1" writtenLines="23 24">
                                        <num type="wpl" atLeast="7" atMost="10"/>
                                        <dimensions type="written">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="230"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="120"/>
                                        </dimensions>
                                        <note>There are running titles in the hand of the scribe.</note>
                                       </layout>
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                            <handDesc>
                                <handNote scribeRef="#JonErl001" scope="sole" script="chancery"/>
                            </handDesc>
                            
                            <decoDesc><decoNote type="initial">Space has been left for major initials (ca. 3 lines). Other initials are
                                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">At the end of the text, there is a squiggle (which looks like a combination of "z" and the "rum-abbreviation").</decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The end of the text is written as a block (not as a half diamond).</decoNote>
                              </decoDesc>
                            
                            <additions><p>On the AM-slip, a later conservator has added a note on the previous location of the leaves:
                            <q>Udtaget af AM 169, C. fol mell<ex>em</ex> bl. 338 og 364.</q> These numbers must refer to the old foliation
                            extent in <ref>AM 169 c fol.</ref></p>
                                <p>One or two different hands have written on fol. <locus from="8v" to="8v">8v</locus>. On top of the leaf, the decorated letters <q>Orva-Od</q> and <q>Or</q> indicate 
                            that someone practiced to write the title of <title>Örvar-Odds saga</title>. Below, the word <q>saga</q> can be read and there are some more fainted pen trials.</p>
                            <p>On fol. <locus from="7v" to="7v">7v</locus>, a later hand tried to imitate the squiggle.</p>
                            </additions>
                            <bindingDesc><binding><p>The manuscript is bound in a modern half binding with fabric on the boards.
                            This binding was made in <name type="place">Copenhagen</name> in <date when="1982">1982</date> prior to the
                            manuscript coming to Iceland. Before, the manuscript was bound in a dark half binding from <name type="person" key="KriKaa001">Kålund</name>'s
                            time with marbled paper on the boards.</p></binding></bindingDesc> 
                            
                            <accMat><p>An <locus from="accMat01r" to="accMat01v">AM-slip</locus>
                                (<dimensions type="slip" unit="mm"><height>301</height><width>193</width></dimensions>) 
                                is bound in front of the manuscript. It reads in the hand of
                                <name key="ArnMag001" type="person">Árni Magnússon</name>: <q>Þattur af Illuga gridarfostra.</q></p> 
                                <p>One of his scribes, 
                                    <name key="StyTho001" type="person">Styr Þorvaldsson</name> <bibl>handrit.is: AM 202 b fol.</bibl>, has added onto the same slip: 
                                <q>med hendi S<ex>iera</ex>
                                    Jons i Villinga hollte. lied<add><ex>ur</ex></add> mier af Jone Þorlakssÿne 1709. og sidan<ex>n</ex>
                                    selld<add><ex>ur</ex></add> 1710. Var tilforna i in<ex>n</ex>bundinni bok.</q></p>
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                        <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.
                                    1625-1672</origDate>.</p>
                        </origin>
                        <provenance>
                            <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><listBibl><bibl>AM 456 fol.; AM 477 fol.</bibl></listBibl>
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            <change type="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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