Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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                <title>AM 181 i 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 181 i fol.</idno>
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                            <idno>AM 181 i fol. CU1</idno>
                        <msItem n="1" class="ridd">
                            <locus from="1v" to="8r">1v-7r</locus>
                            <title type="uniform">Ála flekks saga</title>
                            <textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>
                            <rubric>Sagan<ex>n</ex> af Alafleck</rubric>
                            <note>Fol. <locus>1r</locus> is blank except for the title, which has been added by <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>.</note>
                            <note>On fol. <locus from="7v" to="7v">7v</locus>, the beginning of <title type="uniform">Víglundar saga og Ketilríðar</title>
                                is crossed out. The rest of the saga is found in <ref>AM 163 m fol.</ref></note>
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                                <supportDesc material="chart">								
                                        <num type="front-flyleaf" value="1"/>
                                        <num type="book-block" value="7"/>
                                        <num type="back-flyleaf" value="0"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="302"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="192"/>
                                        <watermark ana="yes"><p>There are two different watermarks in the original part.</p> 
                                            <p>The first three leaves show a coat of arms of Amsterdam watermark.</p>
                                            <p>The last three show a coat of arms with an heraldic eagle (see also <ref>AM 164 b fol.</ref>)
                                                and a counterpart without any countermark or chain-lines.</p>
                                            The details are: 
                                            <list><item>Fol. <locus>2</locus>: crown, upside up (chain-lines every 25 mm)</item>  <!-- formed one quire with the last three leaves in AM 297 b 4to -->
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>3</locus>: crown, upside up (chain-lines every 25 mm)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>4</locus>: crown, upside up (chain-lines every 25 mm)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>5</locus>: "blank" (no chain-lines)</item>
                                           <item>Fol. <locus>6</locus>: "blank" (no chain-lines)</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>7</locus>: heraldic eagle, upside down</item></list>
                                       <p>On the added front flyleaf and fol. <locus>1</locus> , 
                                           there is a circular coat of arms with a lion inside. The countermark reads "PH".</p>
                                    <foliation ana="contemporary fol">There is contemporary foliation in ink in the top outer
                                        corner of fol. <locus from="2r" to="2r">2r</locus> (351), 
                                        but not on the subsequent leaves.</foliation> 
                                    <foliation ana="later fol">There is later foliation in red ink in the top margins (1-7).</foliation>
                                    <collation><p>There is one quire.<list>
                                        <item>I: fols. 1-7 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) (7 singletons) <note>All leaves were cut off a few mm 
                                            away from the spine. Only the last six leaves are original, since fol. 1 is a later addition (together with the front
                                        The first three original leaves (fol. <locus from="2r" to="4v">2-4</locus>) used to form
                                        a quire together with the last three leaves in <ref>AM 297 b 4to</ref>. 
                                            The last three leaves possibly formed a quire with the first original leaves in <ref>AM 163 m fol.</ref></note>
                                        <signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
                                        <catchwords>There are catchwords on every page.</catchwords> 
                                    <condition><p>All original leaves have been repaired at the spine.</p>
                                    <p>The leaves are rather dark and show many stains (partially from liquid), especially in the lower half.</p>
                                    <p>The fore-edge is damaged, though without loss of text.</p>
                                    <layout columns="1" writtenLines="39 40">
                                        <num type="wpl" atLeast="9" atMost="12"/>
                                        <dimensions type="written">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="275"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="165"/>
                                        <note>The margins are ruled in ink on both sides.</note>
                            <handDesc hands="1"> <!-- the same scribe as in AM 164 b fol. (same style of decoration on catchwords etc.), possibly a certain Jón Gísurrsson -->
                                <handNote scribeRef="unknown" scope="sole" script="kurrent">The scribe used a small hybrida script 
                                    for the first lines of chapters and fractura for rubrics.</handNote>
                            <decoDesc><decoNote type="initial">The initials in the original part span slightly more than one line. They are emphasised by means
                                of bold strokes and at times slight decoration. On the added fol. <locus>1v</locus>, the major initial spans ca. 3 lines
                                and is decorated by means of additional loops and squiggles.</decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The rubric and first line of chapters (except for the first) are written in chancery 
                                 script and are slightly decorated.</decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The catchwords are decorated with an angled line with a little hook on top.</decoNote></decoDesc>
                            <additions><p><name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name> had two leaves added to the manuscript which are now both located in front
                                but presumably used to surround the original leaves like a jacket.
                                The first leaf (now counted as front flyleaf) is blank.
                                The second leaf (fol. <locus>1</locus>) contains a transcription of the beginning of the text on its verso-side (fol. <locus from="1v" to="1v">1v</locus>). 
                                The text is written by <name key="ThoTho003" type="person">Þórður
                                    Þórðarson</name> on behalf of <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>. 
                                On the recto-side (fol. <locus from="1r" to="1r">1r</locus>), <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name> has added
                            <p>The text on fol. <locus>7v</locus> is crossed out with five diagonal strokes in each direction spread out over the
                            whole page. The rubric is crossed out with an additional horizontal line.</p></additions>
                            <bindingDesc><binding><p>The binding is a plain grey cardboard binding from ca. <date notBefore="1771" notAfter="1780">1771-1780</date>, 
                               the period of the librarian 
                                <name type="person" key="JenWeb001" role="librarian">Jens Jacob Weber</name>. The title and shelfmark are written 
                                onto the front cover and there are two stickers on the spine.
                                The pastedown is made from printed material.</p></binding></bindingDesc> 
                            <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">153</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 (cf.
                                   AM-slips accompanying the other parts, e.g. <ref>AM 164 b 4to</ref>).</p>
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                            <listRelation period="t1">
                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM020181iCU1" passive="#JO020181" n="13h"/>
                            </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>AM 456 fol.</bibl></listBibl>                     
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                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM020181iCU1" passive="#BS28" n="18"/>
                            <listRelation period="t3">
                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM020181iCU1" passive="#Ms28b" n="7"/> 
            <change type="handrit"><name key="DriThr001" type="person">DKÞ</name> skráði <date when="2001-04-11">11. apríl 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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