Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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                <title>AM 536 4to</title>
                <availability status="free"><licence target="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/">
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                    3.0 Unported License.</licence></availability>
                <authority>Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, København</authority>
                <msDesc xml:id="AM040536" xml:lang="en">
                        <repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík</repository>
                        <idno>AM 536 4to</idno>
                    <msPart xml:id="AM040536CU1"> 
                            <idno>AM 536 4to CU1</idno>
                            <msItem n="1" class="ridd">
                                <locus from="1r" to="41r">1r-41r</locus>
                                <title type="uniform">Mágus saga jarls</title>
                                <rubric>Sagan af Maguse Jarle og þ<ex>ei</ex>m Amunda Sonum</rubric>
                                <textLang mainLang="is"></textLang>
                                <note>Longer version, including the þættir and genealogical material at the end.</note>
                                    <note>Fol. <locus>41v</locus> is blank.</note>
                            <objectDesc form="codex">							
                                <supportDesc material="chart">								
                                        <num type="front-flyleaf" value="2"/>
                                        <num type="book-block" value="41"/>
                                        <num type="back-flyleaf" value="2"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="195"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="155"/>
                                        <watermark ana="yes"><p>The watermark in the main part of the manuscript is a medium sized foolscap in a collar with seven bells.</p>
                                            <p>In the last part, there are a lily and a heart-like watermark.</p>
                                        Some details are:
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>1</locus>: foolscap (bottom)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>2</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>3</locus>: foolscap (top)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>4</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>5</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>6</locus>: foolscap (bottom)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>7</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>8</locus>: foolscap (top)</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>33</locus>: ? [thinner paper] </item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>34</locus>: "blank" [thicker paper]</item>  
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>35</locus>: heart (bottom) [thinner paper]</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>36</locus>: lily (top)</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>37</locus>: lily (bottom)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>38</locus>: "blank" [thinner paper]</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>39</locus>: "blank" [thinner paper]</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>40</locus>: heart (top) [thinner paper]</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>41</locus>: "blank" [thicker paper]</item>
                                    <foliation ana="later pag">There is later pagination in brown ink in the top outer corners (1-81).</foliation> 
                                    <collation><p>There are six quires: <list>
                                        <item>I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (4 bifolia)</item> 
                                        <item>II: fols. 9-16 (9+16, 10+15, 11+14, 12+13 (4 bifolia)</item>
                                        <item>III: fols. 17-24 (17+24, 18+23, 19+22, 20+21) (4 bifolia)</item>
                                        <item>IV: fols. 25-32 (25+32, 26+31, 27+30, 28+29) (4 bifolia)</item>
                                        <item>V: fols. 33-41  (33, 34+41, 35+40, 36+37, 38+39) (1 singleton, 3 bifolia, one inserted bifolium) 
                                            <note>The bifolium 36+37 is inserted in between the second and third bifolium of the quire. 
                                            The inner edge of the folded bifolium is bent around the innermost quire, so it can be sewn with the quire,
                                            even though it is not in the centre of the quire.
                                            Fol. 33 is a singleton, possibly from the beginning.
                                            It may have been attached to the previous gathering at some point.</note></item>
                                        <signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
                                        <catchwords>There are catchwords on every page.</catchwords>
                                    <condition><p>Most leaves are somewhat dirty from stains (especially in the corners and front margins).</p>
                                        <p>There are some characterisic stains on fol. <locus>41v</locus> which are
                                            mirrored by stains on fol. <locus>1r</locus> of <ref>AM 585 b 4to</ref> (not the stain on the top edge, though).</p>
                                    <p>Fol. <locus>1r</locus> is darker and dirtier than the other pages. 
                                    <p>The edges are darker than the rest of the pages.</p>
                                    <p>The outer corner of some leaves is slightly damaged.</p></condition> 
                                    <layout columns="1" writtenLines="27 29">
                                        <num type="wpl" atLeast="13" atMost="15"/>
                                        <dimensions type="written">
                                            <height unit="mm" atLeast="155" atMost="175"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="125"/>
                                        <note>There are running titles in the first part before the genealogical material starts.</note>
                            <handDesc hands="1">
                                <handNote scribeRef="#JonTho058" scope="sole" script="mixed">The same scribe wrote <ref>AM 345 4to</ref> etc. He used mostly
                                a hybrid script between chancery and kurrent, which sometimes switches into clear and upright chancery. The catchwords are usually written in kurrent script (except for 
                                fol. <locus>36v</locus>).</handNote>
                            <decoDesc><decoNote type="initial">There are extraordinary initials, e.g. fols. <locus>1r</locus>, 
                            <locus>23v</locus>. The initials span ca. 10 lines of text and are decorated with intricate floral ornaments
                            and leaves.</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="initial">Other initials are smaller (2-3 lines), but nevertheless nicely decorated. Except for
                                floral ornaments and leaves, there are bearded faces in the letters "Þ" and "N".</decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="illustration">In the bottom margin of fol. <locus>25r</locus>, there is a drawing in ink. 
                                It depicts a man with a hat and a mustache. </decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The catchwords are decorated with varying squiggles.</decoNote>
                            <additions><p>There are a few corrections and additions in the margins (added by the scribe).</p>
                                <p>On fol. <locus>3v</locus>, a little more than one line, which the scribe marked as deleted, is additionally crossed out
                                in red, possibly by someone else.</p>
                                <p>In the bottom margin of fol. <locus>1r</locus>, the words <q>Ion Halldorsson m<ex>ed</ex> e<ex>igin</ex> h<ex>endi</ex></q> were added.
                            The same hand has written on fol. <locus>23r</locus>: <q>Hier kiemur konur[!]</q>.</p>
                            <p>A different hand, which can be identified as <name type="person" key="JonJon071">Jón Jónsson</name>, son of the scribe       
                                <name type="person" key="JonTho058">Jón Þórðarson</name>, (see <ref>AM 345 4to, <locus>29v</locus></ref>), has added a colophon
                                <q>Anno 1700 Jon Þorðarson M<ex>ed</ex> e<ex>egin</ex> h<ex>endi</ex></q> to fol. <locus>41r</locus>.
                                <note>He has also added a colophon in his father's name in <ref>AM 585 c 4to</ref> on fol. <locus>19r</locus>.</note></p>
                                <p>Below the added colophon, a different hand has written <q>Halldor Joonsson</q>.</p></additions> 
                            <bindingDesc><binding><p>The current binding is a half binding with parchment on the spine and brown marbled paper on the boards.
                                There are parchment strips laced
                                through at the spine fold in the manner which is typical for bindings from <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>'s time.
                                Where the parchment from the spine extends onto the boards, it shows traces of rubbed-off ink from writing and a green initial. 
                                The traces witness that the boards of the manuscript
                                used to be covered in reused parchment leaves. Kålund describes them as leaves from a Latin ecclesiastical
                                manuscript containing musical notation <bibl><ref target="KKat">Katalog I</ref>, <biblScope unit="page">681</biblScope></bibl>.
                                The leaves from the boards were taken off and replaced with the marbled paper under <name type="person" key="KriKaa001">Kristian Kålund</name>.
                                They are now part of <ref>AM Access. 7</ref> (Hs 18 and Hs 44).</p></binding></bindingDesc> 
                            <accMat>An <locus from="accMat01r" to="accMat01v">AM-slip</locus> 
                                (<dimensions type="slip" unit="mm"><height>158</height><width>132</width></dimensions>) 
                                in front of the manuscript reads in the hand of <name key="ArnMag001" type="person">Árni
                                Magnússon</name>: <q xml:lang="is" type="AMSlip">Magus saga. ur bök
                                    er eg feck af Markuse Bergssyne, <ex>og</ex> tok i sundur. Er fïn.</q></accMat> 
                            <origin>The codicological unit was written in <origPlace key="IS">Iceland</origPlace> by <name type="person" key="JonTho058">Jón Þórðarson</name>.
                                According to the colophon in the other parts of the original manuscript, it was written in 
                                <origDate notBefore="1651" notAfter="1700">the second half of the seventeenth century</origDate>.
                                <p><name type="person" role="owner" key="JonJon071">Jón Jónsson</name> inherited the manuscript, of which this is was part, after his father 
                                    <name type="person" key="JonTho058" role="owner">Jón Þórðarson</name>. 
                                    In <date when="1710">1710</date>, <name type="person" key="MarBer001" role="owner">Markús Bergsson</name> 
                                    gave the larger manuscript to <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>, who rearranged the parts.
                                    It is not known how the manuscript came to <name type="person" key="MarBer001" role="owner">Markús Bergsson</name>, 
                                    but in his notes, <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>
                                    mentions that <name type="person" key="SigSae001">Sigmundur Sæmundsson</name> 
                                    is said to have been a previous owner <bibl>AM 435 a 4to, 82r</bibl>.</p>
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                                <listRelation period="t1">
                                    <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM040536CU1" passive="#JO040536" n="1"/>
                                </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>AM 456 fol.</bibl></listBibl> 
                                <listRelation period="t2">
                                    <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM040536CU1" passive="#BS35" n="1"/>
                                </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>BS, AM 345 4to, 29v</bibl></listBibl> 
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            <change when="2014" who="#BS">Catalogued more or less from scratch.</change>
            <change when="2015" who="#BS">Markup checked.</change>
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