Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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                <title>AM 610 a 4to</title>
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                <authority>Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, København</authority>
                <msDesc xml:id="AM040610a" xml:lang="en"> 
                        <repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík</repository>
                        <idno>AM 610 a 4to</idno>
                    <msPart xml:id="AM040610aCU1"> 
                            <idno>AM 610 a 4to CU1</idno>
                    <msContents class="rimur">
                        <textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>
                        <msItem n="1" defective="false" class="rimur">
                            <locus from="1r" facs="#AM04-0610a-0001r" to="95v">1r-95v</locus>
                            <title type="uniform">Egils rímur Skallagrímssonar</title>
                                <name type="person" key="JonGud005">Jón Guðmundsson</name>
                            <rubric>Hier byriar Rymur af þeim Gamla forfødur Eigle
                                    Skallagrijmss<ex>yn</ex>e hu<ex>or</ex>iar Jön
                                    Gudmundss<ex>on</ex> ortt
                                    h<ex>e</ex>f<ex>ur</ex>, þä Dätum<ex>m</ex>
                                skrifadest 1643</rubric>
                            <rubric>Fyrsta Ryma</rubric>
                            <incipit>Mig hefur beded af mærd<ex>ar</ex> hleim</incipit>
                            <explicit>mynum<ex>m</ex> verda äa kvædum<ex>m</ex></explicit>
                            <colophon>finis EH.</colophon>
                            <note>40 rímur.</note>
                            <objectDesc form="codex">							
                                <supportDesc material="chart">								
                                        <num type="front-flyleaf" value="0"/>
                                        <num type="book-block" value="95"/>
                                        <num type="back-flyleaf" value="1"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="190"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="160"/>
                                        <watermark ana="yes"><p>The watermark in the first quire is a small foolscap with seven bells in the collar.
                                            The countermark consists of the letters "IC".</p> <p>The following quires show different watermarks:
                                           A larger watermark consisting of 
                                            at least one word with some images on top, a foolscap, and finally a pitcher.</p>
                                            Some details are: 
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>1</locus>: foolscap (bottom) </item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>2</locus>: IC</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>3</locus>: foolscap (top)</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>4</locus>: "blank" (counterpart of IC)</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>5</locus>: IC</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>6</locus>: foolscap (bottom)</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>7</locus>: "blank" (counterpart of IC)</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>8</locus>: foolscap (top)</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>89</locus>: pitcher</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>90</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>91</locus>: pitcher</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>92</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>93</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>94</locus>: bottom of pitcher</item>
                                                <item>Fol. <locus>95</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                    <foliation ana="later fol">There is later pagination in pencil and black ink in the 
                                        top outer corners of the recto-sides of the leaves.</foliation>
                                    <collation><p>There are twelve 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. 25-33 (25+32, 26+31, 27+30, 28+29, 33) (4 bifolia, 1 singleton)</item>
                                        <item>V: fols. 34-39 (34+39, 35+38, 36+37) (3 bifolia) <note>The singletons 33 and 40 
                                            of the previous and following quires used to form the
                                        outermost bifolium in this quire.</note></item>
                                        <item>VI: fols. 40-48 (40, 41+48, 42+47, 43+46, 44+45) (1 singleton, 4 bifolia)</item>
                                        <item>VII: fols. 49-56 (49+56, 50+55, 51+54, 52+53) (4 bifolia)</item>
                                        <item>VIII: fols. 57-64 (57+64, 58+63, 59+62, 60+61) (4 bifolia)</item>
                                        <item>IX: fols. 65-72 (65+72, 66+71, 67+70, 68+69) (4 bifolia)</item>
                                        <item>X: fols. 73-80 (73+80, 74+79, 75+78, 76+77) (4 bifolia)</item>
                                        <item>XI: fols. 81-89 (81+88, 82+87, 83+86, 84+85, 89) (4 bifolia, 1 singleton) <note>Fol. 89 most likely
                                        originally belonged to quire XII, which in that case is missing its final leaf.</note></item>
                                        <item>XII: fols. 90-95 (90+95, 91+94, 92+93) (3 bifolia)</item>
                                        <signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
                                        <catchwords>There are catchwords on every page. They are decorated with varying squiggles. </catchwords> 
                                    <condition><p>There are many stains and some leaves have been repaired, mostly close to the spine.</p> 
                                        <p>The paper has darkened and the
                                        script is unclear in some areas.</p> 
                                        <p>On the lower part of the fore-edge of the first
                                            leaves, there is a large characteristic stain.</p>
                                        <p>The leaves have been trimmed so that some catchwords are cut off.</p> 
                                    <p>The spine (binding) is in rather bad condition.</p></condition> 
                                    <layout columns="1" writtenLines="28 32">
                                        <num type="wpl" atLeast="11" atMost="14"/>
                                        <dimensions type="written">
                                            <height unit="mm" atLeast="165" atMost="190"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="125"/>
                            <handDesc hands="1">
                                <handNote scribeRef="unknown" scope="sole" script="kurrent">The scribe, who's initials may be "EH" (according to the colophon),
                                wrote most of the text in kurrent script. On fol. <locus>86v</locus>, the beginning of the 38th ríma is in chancery script.
                                Most rubrics and first lines of text are in chancery script. 
                                <note>Elsewhere, <name type="person" key="ThoJon029">Þórður Jónsson</name> has been 
                                    suggested as the scribe of this manuscript <bibl> see Ólafur Halldórsson 1973, <biblScope unit="page">9</biblScope> <!-- and refers to Islenzk tunga 5, pp. 8-9 --></bibl></note></handNote>
                            <decoDesc><decoNote type="initial">Most of the initials span 2-3 lines and are decorated with additional lines and
                                floral ornaments. The first initial correlates to ca. 7 lines and is decorated in a more elaborated manner than the other initials.</decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The first lines of sections and rubrics are written in chancery script.</decoNote></decoDesc>
                            <additions><p>In the margins, the scribe has written initials in order to indicate the speaker.</p>
                                <p>On the back flyleaf, 13 strips have been attached, which were taken out of the binding during restoration.
                                    The strips are made from both printed and handwritten material.</p>
                            <p>On fol. <locus>5v</locus>, <q>ion min<ex>n</ex></q> can be read in the margin.</p></additions>
                                <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. 
                                    The title was corrected from 
                                    <q>Egils saga Skallagr<ex>ims</ex> s<ex>onar</ex></q> to <q>Egils rímur Skallagr<ex>ims</ex> s<ex>onar</ex></q>.
                                    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>
                            <p>An <locus from="accMat01r" facs="#AM04-0610a-accMat01r"
                                    to="accMat01v">AM-slip</locus> (<dimensions type="slip" unit="mm">
                                        <height>111</height><width>146</width></dimensions>) is attached to the
                                front of the manuscript. 
                                <name key="ArnMag001" type="person">Árni
                                    Magnússon</name> has written on it: <q xml:lang="is" type="AMSlip">Eigils
                                    Rimur Skallagrimssonar ortar af Jone Gudmundz syne i Russeyium.
                                    Ur bok er eg feck 1709. fra Gisla Jonssyne i Mafahlid. þä bok
                                    hafde ätt Magnus Biỏrnsson ä Bessastỏdum i Steingrimsfirde 1702.</q>
                                And has added later: 
                                    <q>703. 704. 1705 i Majo atti Gisle Jonsson bokina.</q></p>
                            <p>There is a loose leaf, on which a modern hand has written: <q>Egils rímur, AM 610 a 4to
                                1sta Ríma: <p>Sæbjörg (f. Sal.)</p>
                            <p>Haralldur lurpa</p>
                            <p>Hundþiöf kongur</p>
                                <p>Hlaupið yfir Auðbjörn k<ex>onun</ex>g,</p> 
                                Hafssfjörðuraustu ... fol. fremst.</q></p>
                        <origin>The codicological unit was written in 
                            <origPlace key="IS">Iceland</origPlace>.
                            Kålund dates it to the 
                            <origDate notBefore="1651" notAfter="1700">second half of the seventeenth century</origDate>
                            <bibl><ref target="KKKat">Katalog II</ref>, <biblScope unit="page">24</biblScope></bibl>. 
                            <p><name key="ArnMag001" type="person" role="owner">Árni Magnússon</name> 
                                received the manuscript, of which this codicological unit was a part, from 
                            <name key="GisJon006" type="person" role="owner">Gísli Jónsson</name> in Mávahlíð 
                            in <date when="1709">1709</date>.
                            Before him, <name key="MagBjo002" type="person" role="owner">Magnús Björnsson</name> 
                            from Bessastaðir in Steingrímsfjörður owned the manuscript until at least <date when="1704">1704</date>
                            (see AM-slip).</p>
                            <listRelation period="t0">
                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM040610aCU1" passive="#AM040610a" n="1"/>
                            <listRelation period="t1">
                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM040610aCU1" passive="#JO040610" n="1"/>
                            </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>AM 456 fol.</bibl></listBibl> 
                            <listRelation period="t2">
                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM040610aCU1" passive="#BS38" n="5"/>
                           <!-- <listRelation period="t3">
                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM040610aCU1" passive="#" n=""/>
            <change type="handrit"><name type="person" key="SigJor001">Sigríður H. Jörundsdóttir</name> skráði
                til myndunar <date when="2013-06-05">5. júní 2013</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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