Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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                        <repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík</repository>
                        <idno>AM 218 fol.</idno>
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                            <idno>AM 218 fol. CU1</idno>
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                        <msItem n="1" class="bisks">
                            <locus from="1r" to="27v">1r-27v</locus>
                            <title type="uniform">Árna saga biskups</title>
                            <rubric>Sagan<ex>n</ex> af <surplus>af</surplus> Arna b<ex>isku</ex>pe Þorla<gap/> syne</rubric>
                            <note>Same text as in <ref>AM 217 a fol.</ref> (including item 2).</note>
                            <textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>
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                        <msItem n="2" class="laus">
                            <locus from="27v" to="27v">27v</locus>
                            <author>Jón Arason í Vatnsfirði</author>
                            <title type="supplied">Lausavísur</title>
                            <note>Three verses about bishop Árni, composed in <date when="1650"
                                >1650</date>.</note>
                            <textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>
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                                    <support>
                                        <num type="front-flyleaf" value="1"/>
                                        <num type="book-block" value="27"/> 
                                        <num type="back-flyleaf" value="1"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="322"/> 
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="204"/>
                                        </dimensions>
                                        <watermark ana="yes"><p>The watermark is a foolscap in a collar with seven bells.</p>
                                       <note>The paper is thicker and the watermark is smaller than in <ref>AM 113 d fol.</ref></note> 
                                            The details are: 
                                            <list>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="1r" to="1v">1</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="2r" to="2v">2</locus>: foolscap upside down</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="3r" to="3v">3</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="4r" to="4v">4</locus>: foolscap upside up</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="5r" to="5v">5</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="6r" to="6v">6</locus>: foolscap upside up</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="7r" to="7v">7</locus>: "blank"</item> 
                                            </list><list>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="8r" to="8v">8</locus>: "blank" </item> 
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="9r" to="9v">9</locus>: "blank" </item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="10r" to="10r">10</locus>: "blank" </item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="11r" to="11r">11</locus>: "blank" </item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="12r" to="12r">12</locus>: foolscap upside up</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="13r" to="13r">13</locus>: foolscap upside up</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="14r" to="14r">14</locus>: foolscap upside up</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="15r" to="15v">15</locus>: foolscap upside up</item>
                                            </list><list>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="16r" to="16v">16</locus>: foolscap side down</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="17r" to="17v">17</locus>: foolscap upside down</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="18r" to="18v">18</locus>: foolscap upside down</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="19r" to="19v">19</locus>: "blank" </item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="20r" to="20v">20</locus>: foolscap upside up</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="21r" to="21v">21</locus>: "blank" </item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="22r" to="22v">22</locus>: "blank" </item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="23r" to="23v">23</locus>: "blank" </item>
                                            </list><list>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="24r" to="24v">24</locus>: "blank" </item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="25r" to="25v">25</locus>: "blank" </item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="26r" to="26v">26</locus>: "blank" </item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus from="27r" to="27v">27</locus>: "blank" </item></list>
                                        </watermark>
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                                    <foliation ana="later fol">There is later foliation in black ink in the top outer corners (1-27).</foliation> 
                                    <collation><p>There are six quires: 
                                        <list>
                                        <item>I: fols. 1-6 (1+6, 2+5, 3+4) (3 bifolia) <note>The leaves have been repaired but may have been original bifolia.
                                        Moreover, this quire used to have a fourth bifolium, of which fol. 7 was a part. The original first leaf of this
                                        quire seems to be missing.</note></item> 
                                        <item>II: fols. 7-8 (7+8) (1 bifolium) 
                                            <note>The leaves were joined during restoration. Fol. 7 used to be part of the outer 
                                                most bifolium in quire I; fol. 8 belonged together with fol. 15, forming
                                            the outer most bifolium of the following quire.</note></item>
                                        <item>III: fols. 9-14 (9+14, 10+13, 11+12) (3 bifolia) 
                                            <note>This quire used to contain a fourth bifolium: 7+15.</note></item>
                                        <item>IV: fols. 15-16 (15+16) (1 bifolium) 
                                            <note>The leaves were joined during restoration. Fol. 15 used to form the outer most bifolium
                                                of the previous quire together with fol. 8. Fol. 16 belonged together with fol. 23, forming
                                                the outer most bifolium of the following quire.</note></item>
                                        <item>V: fols. 17-23 (17+22, 18+21, 19+20, 23) (3 bifolia, 1 singleton) 
                                            <note>Fol. 23 used to form a bifolium with fol. 16 of the previous quire.</note></item>
                                        <item>Vi: fols. 24-27 (24+27, 25+26) (2 bifolia) 
                                            <note>All leaves are repaired at the spine. They used to 
                                                form a quire together with the first four leaves of <ref>AM 108 fol.</ref></note>
                                        </item>
                                    </list>
                                    </p>
                                        <signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
                                        <catchwords ana="yes">There are catchwords in kurrent script on every page but the last one.</catchwords> 
                                    </collation>
                                    <condition><p>The manuscript is in a poor condition.</p> 
                                        <p>There is extensive damage from water throughout the manuscript 
                                        and cutting on several pages.</p>
                                        <p>Most leaves have been heavily repaired around the edges and at the spine.</p>
                                        <p>The margins of fol. <locus>1</locus> used to be pasted over with paper straps. On top of fol. <locus>1r</locus>,
                                        the straps used to cover the rubric. As a replacement, <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>
                                        has written the title <q>Sagan af Arna byskupe Þorlakssyne.</q> onto the strap. All paper straps are now taken off leaving 
                                        traces of old glue in the margins. The strap with the added rubric was kept and is now included in the front of the
                                        manuscript, counted as AM-slip 1 (see accMat).</p>
                                    <p>The ink bleeds through the paper.</p></condition> 
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                                    <layout columns="1" writtenLines="48 52">
                                        <num type="wpl" atLeast="17" atMost="19"/>
                                        <dimensions type="written">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="240"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="150"/>
                                        </dimensions>
                                        <note>Very tidy and narrow layout.</note>
                                    </layout>
                                </layoutDesc>
                            </objectDesc>
                            
                            <handDesc hands="1">
                                <handNote scribeRef="unknown" scope="sole" script="chancery">There are certain similarities with the hand in
                                <ref>AM 113 d fol.</ref> even if the layout and script in that manuscript are much larger and not as tidy.</handNote>
                            </handDesc>
                            
                            <decoDesc> 
                                <decoNote type="initial">Initials span ca. 2-3 lines and are slightly decorated by means of additional curls and loops.</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="paratext">The rubric and first line of the text are written in larger letters than the main text.</decoNote>
                           
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The catchwords are decorated with an angled line, sometimes with a loop to the left.
                            <note>The angle is the same as in <ref>AM 341 fol. et al.</ref>.</note></decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="frieze">There are small tail-pieces at the end of some paragraphs. The most common one looks like a double "z" and a loop.</decoNote></decoDesc>
                            
                            <additions><p>There are a few additions in the margins, some by the scribe, some being later.</p>
                                </additions> 
                           
                        <bindingDesc>
                            <binding notBefore="1976" notAfter="1976" contemporary="false">
                                <p>The current binding is a modern half binding with fabric on the boards from <date when="1976">1976</date>.
                                It was made if <name type="place">Copenhagen</name> prior to the manuscript being sent to Iceland.</p>
                            </binding>
                            <binding contemporary="false"><p>An older binding is kept with the manuscript. It is from ca. 
                                <date from="1771" to="1780">1771-1780</date>, the time of <name type="person" key="JenWeber">Jens Jacob Weber</name>.
                                The binding is made out of grey cardboard with several layers of printed material as pastedown. 
                                On the front cover, the title and shelfmark were written in dark
                                blank ink. On the spine, there are two stickers for the shelfmark and the running title.</p></binding>
                        </bindingDesc>
                        <accMat>
                            <p>There are two AM-slips in the hand of <name key="ArnMag001" type="person">Árni
                                    Magnússon</name> in the front of the manuscript:</p>
                            <list>
                                <item n="1"><locus from="accmat01r" to="accmat01v">AM-slip
                                        1</locus> (<dimensions type="slip" unit="mm"
                                            ><height>30</height><width>198</width></dimensions>):
                                        <q xml:lang="is" type="AMSlip">Sagan af Arna byskupe
                                        Þorlakssyne.</q></item>
                                <item n="2"><locus from="accMat02r" to="accmat02v">AM-slip
                                        2</locus> (<dimensions type="slip" unit="mm"
                                            ><height>47</height><width>167</width></dimensions>):
                                        <q xml:lang="is" type="AMSlip">Arna Biskups saga
                                        Þorlakssonar, feingen af Jone Dadasyne.</q></item>
                            </list>
                        </accMat>
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                        <origin>
                            <p>The codicological unit was written in <origPlace key="IS">Iceland</origPlace>. Kålund 
                                dates it to the <origDate notBefore="1601" notAfter="1700">seventeenth
                                    century</origDate> <bibl><ref target="KKKat">Katalog I</ref>, <biblScope unit="page">176</biblScope></bibl>.</p> 
                            <!-- 1651-1700 (MJ) from handrit.is-->
                        </origin>
                        <provenance>
                            <p><name key="ArnMag001" type="person">Árni Magnússon</name> received the
                                larger codex, of which the codicological unit was a part, from <name key="JonDad001" type="person">Jón
                                    Daðason</name> (see AM-slip). </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="2001-05-04">4. maí 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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