Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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                        <repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík</repository>
                        <idno>AM 202 b fol.</idno>
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                            <idno>AM 202 b fol. CU1</idno>
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                        <msContents>
                            <msItem n="1" class="fas">
                                <locus from="1r" to="12v">1r-12v</locus>
                                <title type="uniform">Hálfs saga og Hálfsrekka</title>
                                <rubric>Søgu þättur af Alfe Kónge Og Alfs Reckum<ex>m</ex></rubric>
                                <textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>
                                <note>Fol. <locus from="12v" to="12v">12v</locus> was originally blank.</note>
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                                        <num type="front-flyleaf" value="1"/>
                                        <num type="book-block" value="12"/>
                                        <num type="back-flyleaf" value="1"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="313"/> 
                                            <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.
                                            <note>The same watermark is found in the main text block of e.g.
                                                <ref>AM 1 a fol.</ref> and <ref>AM 9 fol.</ref></note></p>
                                    The details are: 
                                    <list>
                                        <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>: castle (upside up)</item>
                                        <item>Fol. <locus>5</locus>: castle (upside up)</item>
                                        <item>Fol. <locus>6</locus>: countermark (upside up)</item>
                                        <item>Fol. <locus>7</locus>: countermark (upside up)</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>
                                    </list><list>
                                        <item>Fol. <locus>11</locus>: castle (upside up)</item>
                                        <item>Fol. <locus>12</locus>: countermark (upside down)</item>
                                    </list>
                                        </watermark>
                                    </support>
                                    <foliation ana="later fol">There is later foliation in black ink in the top outer corners (1-12).</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)</item>                               
                                        <item>II: fol. 11-12 (11+12) (1 bifolium)               
                                            <note>This bifolium was repaired and did not originally belong together, as can be seen from the watermarks, since
                                               the countermark on fol. 12 is flipped compared to the watermark on fol. <locus>11</locus>.</note></item>
                                    </list>
                                    </p>
                                        <signatures>There is possibly a quire signature in the upper right-hand corner on fol. <locus from="1r" to="1r">1r</locus> (C).</signatures>
                                        <catchwords>There is a catchword on fol. <locus from="10v" to="10v">10v</locus>, 
                                        which coincides with the quire boundary.</catchwords>
                                    </collation>
                                    <condition><p>The leaves have darkened due to stains and dirt. Especially the margins and edges show many stains, 
                                    partially from liquid.</p>
                                    <p>There are a few repairs close to the spine.</p>
                                    <p>The ink bleeds through the paper.</p></condition>
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                                <layoutDesc>
                                    <layout columns="1" writtenLines="23 26">
                                        <num type="wpl" atLeast="7" atMost="9"/>
                                        <dimensions type="written">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="230"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="125"/>
                                        </dimensions>
                                        <note>There are running titles in the hand of the scribe.</note>
                                    </layout>
                                </layoutDesc>
                            </objectDesc>
                            
                            <handDesc>
                                <handNote scribeRef="#JonErl001" scope="sole" script="chancery"/> 
                            </handDesc>
                            
                            <decoDesc><decoNote type="initial">Space has been left for the first initial (3 lines).</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="initial">At section beginnings, the first letter is enlarged and 
                                    slightly decorated.</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="paratext">The rubric and first line of the text are written in larger letters.
                                Some of them are decorated by means of floral ornamentation.</decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The last line of the text is shorter and written in the middle; 
                                    possibly an imitation of the diamond shaped chapter endings.</decoNote>
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                             <additions><p>In the bottom inner corner of fol. <locus from="12v" to="12v">12v</locus>, the name
                            <q>Arne Þordar son</q> can be read.</p>
                                 <p>There are underlinings and notes in ink on some words in the text.</p>
                                 <p>There are chapter numbers and some additions in pencil in the margins.</p></additions>
                            <bindingDesc><binding contemporary="false">
                                <p>The current binding is a modern half binding with fabric on the boards from <date when="1982">1982</date>.
                                It was made in <name type="place">Copenhagen</name> prior to the manuscript being sent to Iceland. 
                                Before, the manuscript was bound in a grey cardboard binding from 
                                <name type="person" key="JenWeb001">Jens Jacob Weber</name>'s time, i.e. <date notBefore="1771" notAfter="1780">1771-1780</date>. 
                                The shelfmark (including the letter "b") and the title of the saga were written onto the front cover. 
                                On the spine, there are two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number. The pastedown
                                is made from multiple layers of printed material.</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 attached to the inner margin of fol. <locus>1r</locus>.
                                It reads in the hand of <name key="ArnMag001" type="person">Árni
                                    Magnússon</name>: <q> Halfs=Saga <ex>og</ex> Halfs-recka.</q></p>
                                <p>On the same slip, one of his scribes, possibly 
                                    <name key="StyTho001" type="person">Styr Þorvaldsson</name> <bibl>handrit.is</bibl>, has added: 
                                <q>med hendi S<ex>iera</ex> Jons i Villinga hollte
                                        lied mier af Jone Þorlakssyne 1709. og sidan<ex>n</ex> selld 1710. Var
                                        tilforna i in<ex>n</ex>bundinni bok.</q></p></accMat>
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                        <history>
                            <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 larger 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 accMat).
                                    Subsequently, he took the book apart and rearranged the pieces.</p>
                                
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                                </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>AM 456 fol.</bibl></listBibl> 
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            <change type="handrit"><name key="DriThr001" type="person">DKÞ</name> skráði <date when="2001-04-20">20. apríl
                2001</date>.</change>
            <change when="2014" who="#BS">Adopted from handrit.is and adjusted according to own standards.</change> 
            <change when="2015" who="#BS">Markup checked.</change> 
            
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