Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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                <title>AM 611 e 4to</title>
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                <authority>Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, København</authority>
                <msDesc xml:id="AM040611e" xml:lang="en"> 
                        <repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík</repository>
                        <idno>AM 611 e 4to</idno>
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                            <idno>AM 611 e 4to CU1</idno>
                            <msItem n="1" class="rimur">
                                <locus from="1r" to="3v">1r-3v</locus>
                                <author>Sr. Jón Arason í Vatnsfirði</author>
                                <title type="uniform">Grímals rímur</title>
                                <rubric>GRymallz Rym<ex>ur</ex> Orttar aff s<ex>ira</ex> Jone Arassyne. Anno 1649.</rubric>
                                <incipit>hi<ex>er</ex> skal lytin<ex>n</ex> hefia brag</incipit>
                                <explicit>i liöda smid in<ex>n</ex> so ad styma</explicit>
                            </msItem><msItem n="2" class="kvad">
                                <locus from="3v" to="4r">3v-4r</locus>
                                <author>Sr. Jón Arason í Vatnsfirði</author>
                                <title type="supplied">Kvæði</title>
                                <rubric>Nockrar vysur s<ex>ira</ex> Jöns Arassonar. Anno 1650.</rubric>
                                <incipit>Halfft seitianda hundrad Aar, hefst lidid fra tyma</incipit>
                                <explicit>oss  þ<ex>ad</ex> fyr<ex>ir</ex> Jesum christ.</explicit>
                                <colophon>Amen S<ex>ira</ex> Jön A<ex>ra</ex> S<ex>on</ex></colophon>
                                <note>Fol. <locus from="4v" to="4v">4v</locus> is blank.</note></msItem>
                            <objectDesc form="codex">							
                                <supportDesc material="chart">								
                                        <num type="front-flyleaf" value="0"/>
                                        <num type="book-block" value="4"/>
                                        <num type="back-flyleaf" value="0"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="208"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="164"/>
                                        <watermark ana="yes">The watermark is a large foolscap in a collar with five bells and a chain.</watermark>
                                    <foliation ana="later pag">There is later pagination i pencil (1-7). Only the odd numbers are indicated in the top
                                        outer corners of every recto-page.</foliation> 
                                    <collation><p>There is one quire: <list>
                                        <item>I: fols. 1-4 (1+4, 2+3) (2 bifolia) <note>This is an original quire.</note></item>  
                                        <signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
                                        <catchwords>There are catchwords on most pages (not on fols. <locus>2v, 3v and 4r</locus>).</catchwords>
                                    <condition>The leaves have been folded twice (into 12mo format) after they had been written on. Fol. <locus>4v</locus> 
                                    was on the outside of this bundle and shows strong traces of wear and dirt.</condition> 
                                    <layout columns="1" writtenLines="34 37">
                                        <num type="wpl" atLeast="10" atMost="12"/>
                                        <dimensions type="written">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="195"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="145"/>
                            <handDesc hands="1">
                                <handNote scribeRef="unknown" scope="sole" script="kurrent"/>
                            <decoDesc><decoNote type="initial">The initials were drawn in black ink. They span 3-7 lines and are decorated to a varying degree
                                with addiitonal strokes and floral ornaments.</decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The rubrics are written in larger letters, sometimes using chancery script. 
                                <note>The same style occurs in <ref>AM 613 c 4to</ref>.</note></decoNote> 
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The catchwords are decorated with different squiggles to the left of them.</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="border">On fol. <locus from="3v" to="3v">3v</locus>, there is a horizontal line dividing the two items.</decoNote></decoDesc>
                            <additions><p>On fol. <locus from="4v" to="4v">4v</locus>, which was originally blank, there are some pen trials. 
                                Some of them (at the very
                            bottom of the page) continue onto fol. <locus from="3v" to="3v">3v</locus>.</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>.
                                    On the front cover, the shelfmark <q>No 611. E</q> and the title <q>Grimallds Rímur Nockrar vísur Síra Jons Arasonar</q>
                                    were written by two different hands.
                                    On the spine, there are remnants of two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number.
                                    The pastedown is made from printed material, on which the page numbers 262 and 263 can be read.</p></binding>
                                The codicological unit was written in <origPlace key="IS">Iceland</origPlace>.
                                Kålund dates it to the
                                <date>seventeenth century</date> <bibl>
                                <ref target="KKKat">Katalog II</ref>, <biblScope unit="page">17</biblScope></bibl>, 
                                but according to the dates given in the rubrics, the manuscript can not be written before
                            <date notBefore="1650">1650</date> and should consequently be dated to the 
                            <origDate from="1650" to="1700">second half of the seventeenth century</origDate>.</p></origin>
                                <p><name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>
                                    received the larger manuscript, of which this was a part, from 
                                    <name key="GudTho006" type="person">Guðmundur Þorleifsson</name> in Brokey 
                                    (see AM-slip in <ref>AM 613 c 4to</ref>), who died in <date notAfter="1720">1720</date>.</p>
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                                </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>AM 456 fol.</bibl></listBibl> 
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                                    <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM040611eCU1" passive="#BS33" n="8"/>
                                </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>BS, AM-slips</bibl></listBibl> 
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                                    <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM040611eCU1" passive="#MsL33d" n="1"/>
            <change type="handrit"></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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