Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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                        the University of Copenhagen under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike
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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 585 d 4to</idno>
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                            <idno>AM 585 d 4to CU1</idno>
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                            <msItem n="1">
                                <locus from="1r" to="3r">1r-3r</locus>
                                <title type="uniform">Sigurðar saga fóts</title>
                                <textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>
                                <rubric>Sagan<ex>n</ex> af Sigurde foot og Asmunde</rubric>
                                <colophon>Anno 1691 i Litlu Töme. Skriffud.</colophon>
                            </msItem>
                            <msItem n="2">
                                <locus from="3v" to="8v">3v-8v</locus>
                                <title type="uniform">Sigurðar saga turnara</title>
                                <textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>
                                <rubric>Saga af Sigurþe Turnara</rubric>
                                <colophon>Anno 1691</colophon>
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                                        <num type="front-flyleaf" value="0"/>
                                        <num type="book-block" value="8"/>
                                        <num type="back-flyleaf" value="0"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="201"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="160"/>
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                                        <watermark ana="yes"><p>The watermark is a coat of arms of Amsterdam. 
                                            The countermark consists of the letters "DI".</p> 
                                            The details are:
                                            <list>
                                        <item>Fol. <locus>1</locus>: letters (DI)</item>
                                            </list><list>
                                        <item>Fol. <locus>2</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>3</locus>: coat of arms (crown)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>4</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>5</locus>: coat of arms (crown)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>6</locus>: coat of arms (lions)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>7</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>8</locus>: coat of arms (lions)</item>
                                            </list>
                                        </watermark>
                                    </support>
                                    <foliation ana="later fol">There is modern foliation in pencil in the top margins (1-8).</foliation> 
                                    <foliation ana="later pag">There is earlier pagination in brown and black ink in the top outer corners (145-160), 
                                        which is the continuation of the pagination in <ref>AM 585 c 4to</ref>.</foliation> 
                                    <collation><p>There are two quires: <list>
                                                <item>I: fols. 1-2 (1+2) (1 bifolium) <note>Fols. 1 and 2 were joined later on, 
                                                    possibly during restoration. Originally, fol. 1 belonged to the last quire of 
                                                <ref>AM 585 c 4to</ref> and fol. 2 formed the outer most bifolium of the following 
                                                    quire together with fol. 1 of <ref>AM 585 a 4to</ref>.</note></item>
                                                <item>II: fols. 3-8 (3+8, 4+7, 5+6) (3 bifolia). <note>There used to be 4 bifolia in this quire (see above).</note></item>  
                                        <!-- supported by the fact that the verso-side of fol. 8 is surprisingly clean (too clean to be the 
                                        end of a quire in this codex.-->
                                            </list>
                                        </p>
                                        <signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
                                        <catchwords>There are catchwords on every page.</catchwords>
                                    </collation>
                                    <condition><p>The leaves have darkened, especially at quire boundaries.</p>
                                        <p>There are smaller stains.</p>
                                    <p>The edges have been trimmed, so that some of the marginalia was lost.</p></condition>
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                                <layoutDesc>
                                    <layout columns="1" writtenLines="35 39">
                                        <num type="wpl" atLeast="15" atMost="18"/>
                                        <dimensions type="written">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="175"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="135"/>
                                        </dimensions>
                                        <note>Chapters and their numbers are indicated in the margins.</note>
                                    </layout>
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                            <handDesc hands="1">
                                <handNote scribeRef="#JonTho058" scope="sole" script="mixed">The same hand as in <ref>AM 345 4to</ref> etc. 
                               He used hybrida, chancery and kurrent script, changing from one to the other. The catchwords were written in kurrent script.</handNote>
                            </handDesc>

                            <decoDesc>
                                <decoNote type="initial">The main initials span 4-6 lines. They are emphasised by means of several bold and thin lines.
                                Other initials are written only slightly larger than the text.</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="paratext">The rubrics and first lines of the texts are written in larger letters of chancery script. </decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The catchwords are decorated with different squiggles.</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="paratext">The end of the last text is written in the shape of a half diamond.</decoNote>
                            </decoDesc>
                            <additions><p>There are a few additions in the margins.</p></additions>
                            <bindingDesc>
                                <binding><p>The manuscript is bound in a grey cardboard binding from the time of 
                                    <name type="person" key="JenWeb001">Jens Jacob Weber</name>, i.e. <date from="1771" to="1780">1771-1780</date>.
                                    The shelfmark (including the letter) and the title of the saga were written on the front cover.
                                    On the spine, there are remnants of two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number.
                                    The pastedown is made from printed material.</p></binding>
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                        <history>
                            <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 it was written in 
                                <origDate when="1691">1691</origDate>.
                            </origin>
                            <provenance>
                                <p><name type="person" role="owner" key="JonJon071">Jón Jónsson</name> inherited the manuscript, of which this codicological unit 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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                                    <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM040585dCU1" passive="#JO040585" n="4"/>
                                </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>AM 456 fol., AM-slip in AM 585 a 4to</bibl></listBibl> 
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            <change when="2014" who="#BS">Catalogued from scratch.</change> 
            <change when="2015" who="#BS">Markup checked.</change>
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Den Arnamagnæanske Samling
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Københavns Universitet
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2300 København S
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Københavns Universitet
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