Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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				<title>AM 716 h 4to</title>

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				<authority>Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, København</authority>


				<msDesc xml:id="AM040716h" xml:lang="en"> 
						<repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík</repository>
						<idno>AM 716 h 4to</idno>
					<msPart xml:id="AM040716hCU1"> 
							<idno>AM 716 h 4to CU1</idno>

							<msItem n="1">
								<locus from="1r" to="4r">1r-4r</locus>
								<author>Jón Arason biskup</author>
								<title type="uniform">Ljómur</title>
								<note>Fol. <locus>4v</locus> was originally blank.</note>
								<textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>

							<objectDesc form="codex">
								<supportDesc material="chart">
										<num type="front-flyleaf" value="1"/>
										<num type="book-block" value="4"/>
										<num type="back-flyleaf" value="1"/>
										<dimensions type="leaf">
											<height unit="mm" quantity="202"/>  
											<width unit="mm" quantity="155"/>
										<watermark ana="yes">The watermark is a simple jug with one handle.
											<p>The details are: 
													<item>Fol. 1: jug (top, large part)</item>
													<item>Fol. 2: jug (bottom, large part)</item>
													<item>Fol. 3: jug (bottom, large part)</item>
													<item>Fol. 4: "blank"</item>
											<p>The watermark on the added bifolium is  a countermark, "PDB", most likely of a coat of arms of Amsterdam. <note>Cf. e.g. 
												<ref>AM 716 a 4to</ref>.</note></p>
									<foliation ana="later pag">There is later pagination in black ink in the top outer corners (1-8).</foliation>
										<p>There are four singletons that have been joined to two bifolia.
											<note>Originally, the first leaf used to form the last leaf in the quire 
												that is now mostly preserved in <ref>AM 716 a 4to</ref>. The three remaining leaves 
												where part of another quire of at least three bifolia.</note>
										<signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
										<catchwords>There are catchwords on every page but the last two.</catchwords>
									<condition><p>The leaves have darkened considerably.</p>
										<p>There are dirt and many stains throughout the manuscript.</p>
										<p>Fols. <locus>1v-2r</locus> are even darker and show more stains than the other pages. 
											<note>This opening used to be at a quire boundary.</note></p>
										<p>The leaves are untrimmed except for the bottom edge of the last three leaves. They all
											show a similar crooked trimming line.</p>
										<p>Some leaves have been repaired in the lower outer corner and close to the spine.</p>
										<p>The ink of the addition on fol. <locus>4v</locus> is bleeding through the paper.</p>
									<layout columns="1" writtenLines="27 29">
										<num type="wpl" atLeast="8" atMost="11"/>
										<dimensions type="written">
											<height unit="mm" quantity="165"/>
											<width unit="mm" quantity="115"/>

							<handDesc hands="1">
								<handNote scribeRef="unknown" scope="sole" script="kurrent">The same scribe wrote <ref>AM 716 a and b 4to</ref>.</handNote> 

							<decoDesc><decoNote type="initial">The first letters of each stanza are written somewhat larger.</decoNote>
								<decoNote type="paratext">The catchwords are decorated with an angled line and a loop.</decoNote>
								<decoNote type="frieze">There is a small tailpiece on fol. <locus>4r</locus> (in the shape of a loop).</decoNote></decoDesc>
							<additions><p>On fol. <locus>4v</locus>, a later hand has added two verses filling the whole page.</p>
								<p>A later hand has added stanza numbers in dark ink, mostly at the top and bottom of the pages.</p></additions>
							<bindingDesc><binding><p>The manuscript is bound in a modern half binding with fabric on the boards. That binding was made in Copenhagen
								in <date when="1978">1978</date> before the manuscript came to Iceland.</p>
								<p>Before, the manuscript was bound in a grey cardboard binding from the period <date notBefore="1771" notAfter="1780">1771-1780</date>.
								The older binding has the title and the shelfmark (including the letter) written onto the front cover using dark brown ink.
								There are two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number on the spine. The pastedown is made from printed material.
								This older binding is stored together with the manuscript.</p></binding>

								<p>A <locus from="accMat01r" to="accMat01v">bifolium</locus>
									(<dimensions type="slip" unit="mm"><height>208</height><width>161</width></dimensions>) 
									is located in front and the back of the manusript so that it surrounds the leaves of the manuscript. 
									<name key="ArnMag001" type="person">Árni
										Magnússon</name> has written on the verso-side of the front part: 
								<p>A loose slip with information on the restoration done in Copenhagen
									is kept in front of the manuscript. It reads: <q>AM 716 h 4to <p>Restaureret og indbundet af Birgitte Dall
										dec. 1978</p> Vedlagt: Gammelt bind.</q></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">135</biblScope></bibl>.</p>
								<p>It is hitherto unknown how or when the larger manuscript, of which this was a part,
									came into the possession of
									<name type="person" role="owner" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name>.

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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


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