Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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                        <repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum,
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                                    <textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>
                                    <msItem n="1"><locus from="1r" to="7v">1r-7v</locus>
                                        <title type="uniform">Valdimars saga</title>
                                        <rubric>Sagan<ex>n</ex> af Valldemar <del>Fracka</del>
                                            k<ex>onun</ex>gs syne</rubric>
                                      
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                                    <msItem n="2">
                                        <locus from="8r" to="22v">8r-22v</locus>
                                        <title type="uniform">Konráðs saga keisarasonar</title>
                                        <rubric>Hier hefst Conrads saga</rubric>
                                        <colophon>Anno 1694</colophon>
                                    </msItem>
                                    <msItem n="3">
                                        <locus from="23r" to="40v">23r-40v</locus>
                                        <title type="uniform">Þjalar-Jóns saga</title>
                                        <rubric>Nu byriast saga Af þialar Iöne og Eyrike Forvitna</rubric>
                                        <colophon>Anno 1694</colophon>
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                                        <num type="front-flyleaf" value="0"/>
                                        <num type="book-block" value="40"/>
                                        <num type="back-flyleaf" value="0"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="200"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="160"/>
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                                        <watermark ana="yes"><p>The watermark is a coat of arms of Amsterdam with a large crown on top. There
                                            are some letters underneath.</p>
                                        The details are: <list>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>1</locus>: coat of arms (crown)
                                       </item><item>Fol. <locus>2</locus>: coat of arms (crown)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>3</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>4</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>5</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>6</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>7</locus>: coat of arms (lions)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>8</locus>: coat of arms (lions)
                                            
                                        </item></list><list><item>Fol. <locus>9</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>10</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>11</locus>: coat of arms (lions)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>12</locus>: coat of arms (lions)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>13</locus>: coat of arms (crown)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>14</locus>: coat of arms (crown)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>15</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>16</locus>: "blank"
                                            
                                        </item></list><list><item>Fol. <locus>17</locus>: coat of arms (crown)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>18</locus>: coat of arms (lions)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>19</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>20</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>21</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>22</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>23</locus>: coat of arms (crown)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>24</locus>: coat of arms (lions)
                                            
                                        </item></list><list><item>Fol. <locus>25</locus>: coat of arms (lions)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>26</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>27</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>28</locus>: coat of arms (lions)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>29</locus>: coat of arms (crown)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>30</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>31</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>32</locus>: coat of arms (crown)
                                            
                                        </item></list><list><item>Fol. <locus>33</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>34</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>35</locus>: coat of arms (lions)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>36</locus>: coat of arms (lions)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>37</locus>: coat of arms (crown)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>38</locus>: coat of arms (crown)
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>39</locus>: "blank"
                                        </item><item>Fol. <locus>40</locus>: "blank"</item>
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                                    <foliation ana="later fol">There is modern foliation in pencil in the top margins (1-40).</foliation> 
                                    <foliation ana="later pag">There is earlier pagination in black and brown ink in the top outer corners (161-240). 
                                        <note>This pagination is the continuation of the pagination in <ref>AM 585 d 4to</ref>.</note></foliation> 
                                    <collation><p>There are five quires: <list>
                                        <item>I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (4 bifolia) <note>This is a full original quire.</note></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. 33-40 (33+40, 34+39, 35+38, 36+37) (4 bifolia)</item>
                                    </list>
                                    </p>
                                        <signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
                                        <catchwords>There are catchwords on every page.</catchwords> 
                                    </collation>
                                    <condition><p>The ink is bleeding heavily through the paper, since it is so thin.</p>
                                    <p>The paper is partly dirty and has darkened, especially at quire boundaries. </p> <p>On the first page, the ink is fading.</p>
                                    <p>The leaves have been trimmed so that some of the marginal notes by the scribes were damaged.</p></condition> 
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                                        <num type="wpl" atLeast="13" atMost="15"/>
                                        <dimensions type="written">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="175"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="135"/>
                                        </dimensions>
                                        <note>There are small numbers in the margins to indicate the chapters.</note>
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                                <handNote scribeRef="#JonTho058" scope="sole" script="kurrent">The same scribe wrote <ref>AM 345 4to</ref> etc.</handNote>
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                            <decoDesc><decoNote type="initial">The initials span ca. 2-6 lines. 
                                They are emphasised by means of size and decorated with additional lines.</decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The catchwords are decorated with varying squiggles.</decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The end of the texts is written in the shape of half a diamond.</decoNote></decoDesc>
                            <additions><p>There are some marginal additions by the scribe.</p>
                                <p>On fol. <locus from="8r" to="8r">8r</locus>, a later hand underlined some words with a pencil.</p></additions>
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                                <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 titles of the sagas 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>
                            </bindingDesc>
                            
                            <accMat/> <!-- no slip! Note in handrit.is misplaced? -->
                            
                            <!-- handrit xml file (not shown in display because commented out) says:    -->
                            <!--<note>Valdimars saga var skrifuð eftir bók í fólíó sem sr. 
                                            <name type="person">Þorsteinn Björnsson</name> á Útskálum hafði átt og síðar 
                                            <name key="SigBjo001" type="person">Sigurður Björnsson</name> lögmaður, en 
                                            <name key="MagThor02" type="person">Magnús Þórólfsson</name> skrifaði. 
                                            <name key="ArnMag001" type="person">Árni Magnússon</name> reif þessa bók í sundur og taldi ónýta (sjá seðil).</note>-->
                            <!-- BS: no slip found! -->
                            
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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 colophons it was written in 
                                <origDate from="1694" to="1695">1694-1695</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="#AM040585eCU1" passive="#JO040585" n="5"/>
                                </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>AM 456 fol.; AM-slip in AM 585 a 4to</bibl></listBibl>
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                                    <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM040585eCU1" passive="#BS35" n="8"/>
                                </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>BS; AM 345 4to, 29v</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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