Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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                <title>AM 613 f 4to</title>
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                <authority>Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, København</authority>
                <msDesc xml:id="AM040613f" xml:lang="en"> 
                        <repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík</repository>
                        <idno>AM 613 f 4to</idno>
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                                <idno>AM 613 f 4to CU1</idno>
                    <msContents class="rimur">
                        <textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>
                        <msItem n="1" defective="unknown">
                            <locus from="1r" to="48r">1r-48r</locus>
                            <title type="uniform">Pontus rímur</title>
                            <rubric>Hier Epter Skrifast Rymur af pontus sem pietur
                                    Eynarsso<ex>n</ex> herur queded</rubric>
                            <note>The same rímur are found in <ref>AM 613 e 4to</ref>, but counted as number 1-16.</note>
                                <note>The end of the rímur is missing.</note>
                                <note>Fol. 48v was originally blank.</note>
                            <objectDesc form="codex">							
                                <supportDesc material="chart">								
                                        <num type="front-flyleaf" value="0"/>
                                        <num type="book-block" value="48"/>
                                        <num type="back-flyleaf" value="0"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="192"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="155"/>
                                        <watermark ana="yes"><p>There are different watermarks.</p> 
                                            <p>The most common watermark in the first quire resembles a wreath with letters or a year(?) on top 
                                        and some bands on the bottom part. </p>
                                        <p>The second quire shows some kind of coat of arms with floral ornaments on top.</p> 
                                            <p>In the last part, there
                                        is another coat of arms-like watermark with the letters "MC" underneath.</p>
                                        Some details are:
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>1</locus>: wreath (bottom)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>2</locus>: countermark ("blank"?)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>3</locus>: wreath (top)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>4</locus>: countermark "blank"?)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>5</locus>: countermark "blank"?)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>6</locus>: wreath (bottom)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>7</locus>: countermark "blank"?)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>8</locus>: wreath (top)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>33</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>40</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>41</locus>: "MC"</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>42</locus>: "MC"</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>43</locus>: "blank" </item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>44</locus>: "blank" </item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>45</locus>: "blank" </item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>46</locus>: "blank" </item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>47</locus>: coat of arms-like shape (top)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>48</locus>: coat of arms-like shape (top) </item>
                                    <foliation ana="later pag">There is later pagination in the top outer corner of every recto-page in black ink and partly in pencil (1-95).</foliation> 
                                    <collation><p>There are six quires: <list>
                                        <item>I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (4 bifolia) <note>This is an original quire.</note></item> 
                                        <item>II: fols. 9-16 (9+16, 10+15, 11+14, 12+13) (4 bifolia) <note>This is an original quire.</note></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, 34+39, 35+38, 36+37, 40) (2 singletons, 3 bifolia) <note>The two singletons
                                        fols. 33 and 40 have been joined during conservation and did also form
                                        an original bifolium.</note></item>
                                        <item>VI: fols. 41-48 (41+48, 42+27, 43+46, 44+45) (4 bifolia)</item>
                                        <signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
                                        <catchwords>There are catchwords at the original quire boundaries, i.e. on 
                                        fols. <locus>8v</locus>, <locus>16v</locus>, <locus>24v</locus>,
                                            <locus>32v</locus> and <locus>40v</locus>. Moreover, there are
                                        catchwords on fols. <locus>44r</locus>, <locus>47v</locus> and a few pseudo-catchwords. Most of those
                                        seem to be added later.</catchwords> 
                                    <condition><p>The leaves are rather dirty with many stains.</p> 
                                        <p>Especially the pages at the quire boundaries are dirty and darker than the other pages.</p>
                                        <p>Fols. <locus>33</locus> and <locus>40</locus> are of slightly thinner paper.</p>
                                    <layout columns="1" writtenLines="23 26">
                                        <num type="wpl" atLeast="8" atMost="12"/>
                                        <dimensions type="written">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="170"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="125"/>
                            <handDesc hands="1">
                                <handNote scribeRef="unknown" scope="sole" script="kurrent">The same hand wrote <ref>AM 613 g 4to</ref>.</handNote>
                            <decoDesc><decoNote type="initial">The initials span 1-3 lines. They are decorated by means of bolder strokes
                                and partly flourishing.</decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The rubrics and first lines of sections are written larger. They are emphasised
                            by means of chancery script.</decoNote></decoDesc>
                            <additions><p>On the originally empty fol. <locus>48v</locus>, there are a stanza and different pen
                            trials. The names <q>Jon <gap/></q> and <q>A(?) Halldorsdotter</q> can be read among them.</p>
                            <p>There are more additions by later hands, e.g. in the margins of fols. <locus>29r</locus> and 
                                <p>A later hand has added <q>No 613.</q> to the recto-side of the AM-slip (see accMat).</p></additions>
                                <binding notBefore="1772" notAfter="1780" contemporary="false">
                                    <p>The current binding (<dimensions type="binding" unit="mm"
                                        is from <date notBefore="1771" notAfter="1780">1771-1780</date>.
                                        It is made out of grey paper on cardboard with printed material as pastedown.
                                        On the front cover, the title and shelfmark were written in ink. First, the shelfmark was only 
                                        indicated as <q>613.</q> and a later hand has added <q>f</q>. On the spine,
                                        there are two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number.</p>
                            <p>An <locus from="accMat01r" to="accMat01v">AM-slip</locus>
                                    (<dimensions type="slip" unit="mm"
                                        ><height>67</height><width>137</width></dimensions>) is attached to the 
                                front of the manuscript. On the recto-side of the slip,
                                <name key="ArnMag001" type="person">Árni
                                    Magnússon</name> has written: <q xml:lang="is" type="AMSlip">Pontus
                                    Rimur 16. Petrs Einarssonar. fragment Kollantz Rimna. ur bok
                                    fra s<ex>ira</ex> Þorkele Oddz syne i Gaulveriabæ.</q>
                                <note>The second item refers to the rímur now found in <ref>AM 613 g 4to</ref>.</note>
                                Something more seems to have been written on the slip below the note, but it is now cut off.
                                On the verso-side, there are fragments of older perpendicular writing, also in the 
                                hand of <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>. The words on the verso-side
                            are partially crossed out.</p>
                            <p>The codicological unit was written in <origPlace key="IS">Iceland</origPlace>.
                            Kålund dates it to the <origDate notBefore="1601" notAfter="1700"
                                >seventeenth century</origDate> <bibl><ref target="KKKat">Katalog II</ref>, <biblScope unit="page">21</biblScope></bibl>.</p>
                            <p><name key="ArnMag001" type="person">Árni Magnússon</name> borrowed the manuscript,
                                of which this codicological unit was a part, from séra <name key="ThoOdd002" type="person"
                                    >Þorkell Oddsson</name> in <name type="place" key="GauGau01"
                                <name key="ThoOdd002" type="person"
                                    >Þorkell Oddsson</name> had inherited the manuscript from his father
                                <name type="person" key="OddEyj001">Oddur Eyjólfsson</name> the older.
                                Earlier it belonged to <name type="person" key="EinEyj002">Einar Eyjólfsson</name>, 
                                and after his death it came into the possession of the named <name
                                    type="person" key="OddEyj001">Oddur Eyjólfsson</name>, who married
                                <name type="person" key="EinEyj002">Einar Eyjólfsson</name>'s widow. <name
                                    type="person" key="OddEyj001">Oddur Eyjólfsson</name> lent the manuscript 
                                for some time to his relative
                                <name type="person" key="PalOdd001">Páll Oddsson</name> <bibl><ref>Hast 
                                    1960: 2</ref>, <biblScope unit="page">151-152</biblScope></bibl>.</p> 
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                            <listRelation period="t1">
                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM040613fCU1" passive="#JO040613" n="6"/>
                            </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>AM 456 fol.</bibl></listBibl> 
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                                <relation type="CRM" name="P46_forms_part_of" active="#AM040613fCU1" passive="#BS61" n="2h"/>  
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            <change period="type"><name key="ThorSig01" type="person">ÞS</name> skráði <date when="2001-09-06">6. september 2001</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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