Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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                <title>AM 615 o 4to</title>
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                    3.0 Unported License.</licence></availability>
                <authority>Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, København</authority>
                <msDesc xml:id="AM040615o" xml:lang="en">
                        <repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík</repository>
                        <idno>AM 615 o 4to</idno>
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                            <idno>AM 615 o 4to CU1</idno>
                            <msItem n="1">
                                <locus from="1v" to="34v">1v-34v</locus>
                                <author>Þórður Jónsson</author>
                                <title type="uniform">Sörla rímur sterka</title>
                                <rubric>Hier byriaſt Rimur af Sörla hinum Sterka kvednar
                                    af Þorde Ions Syne An<ex>n</ex>o 1682</rubric>
                                <rubric>Fyrsta Rima</rubric>
                                <colophon>Endad Anno 1694. þan 6 februarij. E<ex>yjolfur</ex> þ<ex>orbjornsson</ex> m<ex>ed</ex> Ei<ex>gin</ex> h<ex>endi</ex></colophon> 
                                <note>14 rímur.</note>
                                <textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>
                            <objectDesc form="codex">							
                                <supportDesc material="chart">								
                                        <num type="front-flyleaf" value="1"/>
                                        <num type="book-block" value="34"/> 
                                        <num type="back-flyleaf" value="0"/>
                                        <dimensions type="leaf">
                                            <height unit="mm" quantity="208"/> 
                                            <width unit="mm" quantity="163"/>
                                        <watermark ana="yes">The watermark in the added first leaf (and front flyleaf) shows the letters "ICD".
                                            <p>The watermark in most of the original leaves is a coat of arms of Amsterdam. A countermark is not visible.</p>
                                            <p>In the last quire, there is a foolscap in a collar with seven bells.</p>
                                                <item>Fol. 1: "ICD"</item>
                                                <item>Fol. 2: "blank"</item>
                                                <item>Fol. 3: coat of arms (top)</item>
                                                <item>Fol. 4: "blank"</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 5: "blank"</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 6: "blank"</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 7: coat of arms (top)</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 8: coat of arms (top)</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 9: coat of arms (bottom)</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 10: coat of arms (bottom)</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 11: "blank"</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 12: "blank"</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 13: coat of arms (top)</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 14: coat of arms (bottom)</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 15: "blank"</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 16: "blank"</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 17: "blank"</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 18: "blank"</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 19: coat of arms (top)</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 20: coat of arms (bottom)</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 21: "blank"</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 22: "blank"</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 23: coat of arms (bottom)</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 24: coat of arms (bottom)</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 25: coat of arms (top)</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 26: coat of arms (top)</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 27: "blank"</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 28: "blank"</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 29: foolscap (top)</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 30: foolscap (top)</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 31: "blank"</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 32: "blank"</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 33: "blank"</item>
                                                    <item>Fol. 34: "blank"</item>
                                                    <!-- two leaves missing -->
                                        <p>The watermark on the AM-slip is a Maid of Dort, of which the lower right-hand corner is visible at the upper inner corner of the slip.
                                        The chain-lines are running vertically.</p></watermark> 
                                    <foliation ana="later pag">There is later pagination in black ink on every other recto-page (1-67) and on the last page (68).
                                    A later hand has added the missing pagination in pencil on every first recto-page. </foliation> 
                                    <collation><p>There are five quires: <list>
                                        <item>I: fols. front flyleaf-4 (front flyleaf+1, 2, 3, 4) (1 bifolium, 3 singletons) <note>The three singletons are glued onto the added bifolium.</note></item> 
                                        <item>II: fols. 5-12 (5+12, 6+11, 7+10, 8+9) (4 bifolia)</item>
                                        <item>III: fols. 13-20 (13+20, 14+19, 15+18, 16+17) (4 bifolia)</item>
                                        <item>IV: fols. 21-28 (21+28, 22+27, 23+26, 24+25) (4 bifolia)</item>
                                        <item>V: fols. 29-34 (29, 30, 31+34, 32+33) (2 singletons, 2 bifolia) <note>This was originally a quire of 4 bifolia, of which the 
                                        last two leaves are now found in <ref>AM 612 c 4to</ref> as fols. 1 and 2.</note></item>
                                        <signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
                                        <catchwords>There are catchwords on every page.</catchwords> 
                                    <condition><p>The leaves are untrimmed.</p>
                                    <p>There are several stains and smaller damages throughout the manuscript.</p>
                                        <p>The edges of the leaves are curled up.</p>
                                        <p>The leaves at original quire boundaries, i.e. fols. <locus>4v-5r</locus>, <locus>12v-13r</locus>, <locus>20v-21r</locus> and <locus>28v-29r</locus>, are slightly darker.
                                        Both fols. <locus>2r</locus> and <locus>34v</locus>, are relatively clean, indicating that there used to be leaves preceding and following.</p>
                                        <p>In the first quire, close to the spine, traces of old glue are visible.</p></condition> 
                                    <layout columns="1" writtenLines="29 32">
                                        <num type="wpl" atLeast="11" atMost="13"/>
                                        <dimensions type="written">
                                            <height unit="mm" atLeast="165" atMost="180"/> 
                                            <width unit="mm" atLeast="135" atMost="140"/>
                            <handDesc hands="1">
                                <handNote scribeRef="#EyjTho001" scope="sole" script="hyrbida">Written by Eyjólfur Þorbjörnsson.</handNote>
                            <decoDesc><decoNote type="initial">There are decorated initials. Larger initials span 4-5 lines, whereas smaller initials
                            correlate to ca. 2 lines. The initials are written bolder and are decorated with floral ornaments and additional lines.</decoNote>
                            <decoNote type="paratext">The catchwords are decorated with varying squiggles.</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="paratext">There are small line fillers at the end of verses. At the end of a ríma, there are up to three line fillers.</decoNote>
                                <decoNote type="paratext">On the added first leaf, the title and the first line of text are distinguished from the 
                                    rest by means of a different script type (chancery).</decoNote></decoDesc>
                            <additions><p>The bifolium that now forms the first front flyleaf and fol. <locus>1</locus> was added for <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>.
                                On the verso-side of its second half (now fol. <locus>1v</locus>) his scribe <name type="person" key="ThoTho003">Þórður Þórðarson</name> copied
                                over the beginning of the text. <!-- based on comparison with AM 218 a 4to, which is identified by Kålund -->
                                On the recto-side (now fol. <locus>1r</locus>), <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name> has added <q>Sỏrla Rimur ens sterka, ordtar af Þorde Jonssyne</q>.</p>
                            <p>There are additions and corrections to the text, partly by the scribe, partly by a later hand.</p></additions> 
                            <bindingDesc><binding><p>The binding is from <name type="person" key="JenWeb001">Jens Jacob Weber</name>'s time, 
                                i.e. <date from="1771" to="1780">1771-1780</date>. It is made from grey cardboard and uses printed material as pastedown.
                                On the front cover, the shelfmark (including the letter) and the title of the text were written in ink. 
                                On the spine, there are two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number.</p></binding></bindingDesc> 
                                <p>An <locus from="accMat01r" to="accMat01v">AM-slip</locus> 
                                    (<dimensions type="slip" unit="mm"><height>163</height><width>99</width></dimensions>) 
                                    is located in between fol. <locus>1v</locus> and <locus>2r</locus>. 
                                    One of <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni</name>'s scribes has written on the slip: <!-- script very similar
                                    to Þórður Þórðarson (fol. 1v), but slightly different-->
                                    <q>Þessar Rimur eru komnar frä Eyiolfe j Längey til Jöns Magnussonar, en<ex>n</ex> frä honum til min
                                    <p>On the verso-side, there are crossed-out remnants of a family tree in <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>'s hand.
                                        The first field in the second row reads <q>Ketill Jỏrundsson, p<ex>re</ex>stur ad Hvam<ex>m</ex>e i Hvam<ex>m</ex>ssveit</q>, while the second field reads <q>Gudlaug</q>. 
                                    The larger field below reads <q>Gudrun</q>, who is the child of Ketill and Guðlaug, i.e. <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>'s mother.
                                    <note>The verso-side of the AM-slip in <ref>AM 612 c 4to</ref> shows the same kind of family tree, but centred around <name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>'s
                                    father. </note>
                                <p>The codicological unit was written in <origPlace key="IS">Iceland</origPlace> in 
                                    <origDate when="1694">1694</origDate> (see colophon).</p>
                                <p>The codicological unit came to <name key="ArnMag001" type="person">Árni Magnússon</name> from his brother <name type="person" key="JonMag011">Jón Magnússon</name>
                                    in <date when="1707">1707</date>.
                                    Before him, <name key="EyjTho001" type="person">Eyjólfur Þorbjörnsson</name> in
                                    Langey owned the codicological unit.</p>
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                                </listRelation><listBibl><bibl>AM 456 fol.</bibl></listBibl>
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            <change when="2015" who="#BS">Catalogued according to own standards.</change> 
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