Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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                <title>AM 615 b 4to</title>
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                    3.0 Unported License.</licence></availability>
                <authority>Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, København</authority>
                <msDesc xml:id="AM040615b" xml:lang="en"> 
                        <repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík</repository>
                        <idno>AM 615 b 4to</idno>
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                            <idno>AM 615 b CU1</idno>
                            <msItem n="1">
                                <locus from="1r" to="24r">1r-24r</locus> 
                                <title type="uniform">Áns rímur bogsveigis</title>
                                <rubric>Hier byriast Rymur Af Aan Bogsueiger.</rubric>
                                <rubric>Fyrsta Ryma.</rubric>
                                <incipit>Frædid hef Eg Folke veitt</incipit>
                                <explicit>hier skal frædid falla I strä, Fare þeir med sem lykar.</explicit>
                                <note>Eight rímur.</note>
                                <note>Fol. <locus from="24v" to="24v">24v</locus> is blank.</note>
                            <objectDesc form="codex">							
                                <supportDesc material="chart">								
                                        <num type="front-flyleaf" value="0"/>
                                        <num type="book-block" value="24"/>
                                        <num type="back-flyleaf" value="0"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="188"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="160"/>
                                        <watermark ana="yes"><p>There are watermarks, but they are very difficult to see.</p> <p>In the
                                            major part of the manuscript, there seems to be a smaller foolscap in a collar with seven bells.</p> <p>The
                                            last four leaves probably show a different watermark.</p>
                                        The details are: 
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>1</locus>: "blank"?</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>2</locus>: "blank"?</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>3</locus>: foolscap (bottom)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>4</locus>: letters </item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>5</locus>: letters </item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>6</locus>: foolscap (top)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>7</locus>: "blank"?</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>8</locus>: "blank"?</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>9</locus>: "blank"?</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>10</locus>: "blank" (no chain-lines), thicker paper</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>11</locus>: "blank" (no chain-lines), thicker paper</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>12</locus>: "blank"?</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>13</locus>: small foolscap (top)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>14</locus>: ? (foolscap top?)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>15</locus>: "blank"?</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>16</locus>: "blank"?</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>17</locus>: "blank"?</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>18</locus>: "blank"?</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>19</locus>: small foolscap (bottom)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>20</locus>: small foolscap (bottom)</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>21</locus>: [??]</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>22</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>23</locus>: "blank"</item>
                                            <item>Fol. <locus>24</locus>: [??]</item>
                                    <foliation ana="later pag">There is later pagination in the top outer corner of every 
                                        recto-side of the leaves in pencil and black ink.</foliation> 
                                    <collation><p>There are four quires: <list>
                                        <item>I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (4 bifolia)</item> 
                                        <item>II: fols. 9-12 (9+12, 10+11) (2 bifolia) <note>This is an original quire.</note></item>
                                        <item>III: fols. 13-20 (13+20 14+19, 15+18, 16+17) (4 bifolia) </item>
                                        <item>VI: fols. 21-24 (21+24, 22+23) (2 bifolia) <note>This may be a short original quire.</note></item>
                                        <signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
                                        <catchwords>There are catchwords on every page except for the last.</catchwords>
                                    <condition><p>There are many stains.</p> <p>A characteristic stain in the lower part of the fore-edge
                                        is found on all leaves. <note>The same stain is present in <ref>AM 615 b 4to</ref> and the first leaves
                                        of <ref>AM 610 a 4to</ref> and less clearly in <ref>AM 615 a 4to</ref>.</note></p>
                                        <p>The leaves have been trimmed so that some of the catchwords are damaged.</p>
                                        <p>The ink bleeds through the paper.</p>
                                    <layout columns="1" writtenLines="23 25">
                                        <num type="wpl" atLeast="8" atMost="11"/>
                                        <dimensions type="written">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="165"/>
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="125"/>
                            <handDesc hands="1">
                                <handNote scribeRef="unknown" scope="sole" script="chancery">The same scribe wrote <ref>AM 615 a 4to</ref> etc.</handNote>
                            <decoDesc> <decoNote type="initial">The first initial corresponds to 5 lines and is decorated with intricate floral ornaments.
                                The following initials are smaller (ca. 2 lines) but still somewhat decorated.</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="paratext">The rubric and first line of the text are written larger and in more decorative letters.</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="paratext">The catchwords are decorated with wide zigzagging squiggles. 
                                    They are written in kurrent script.</decoNote> 
                                <decoNote type="other">The edges of the leaves show traces of red colour.</decoNote>
                            <additions><p>Towards the centre of fol. <locus>24v</locus>, a later hand has added the letters <q>magn</q>.</p>
                            <p>On fol. <locus>24r</locus>, four lines (a verse) were added at the end of the text, but crossed out again.</p></additions>
                            <bindingDesc><binding><p>The manuscript is bound in a grey cardboard binding from <name type="person" key="JenWeb001">Jens Jakob Weber</name>'s time, 
                                i.e. <date from="1771" to="1780">1771-1780</date>. For the pastedown, printed material was used.
                                On the font board, the shelfmark (including the letter) and the title were written in ink. 
                                On the spine, there are two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number.</p></binding></bindingDesc> 
                            <accMat>There is a loose slip in front containing information on the last check
                                done by the conservation workshop in Copenhagen in <date when="1991">1991</date>.</accMat> 
                            <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 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 (see AM-slip in <ref>AM 615 a fol.</ref>).</p>
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                                </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>AM 456 fol.</bibl></listBibl> 
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                                </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>BS; AM-slips, codicology</bibl></listBibl> 
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            <change when="2014" who="#BS">Catalogued more or less from scratch.</change> 
            <change when="2015" who="#BS">Markup checked.</change>
Den Arnamagnæanske Samling
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Københavns Universitet
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Københavns Universitet
Njalsgade 136
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