Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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

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


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						<repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík</repository>
						<idno>AM 716 k 4to</idno>
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							<idno>AM 716 k 4to CU1</idno>

							<msItem n="1">
								<locus from="1v" to="4v">1v-4v</locus>
								<author>Oddur Halldórsson</author>
								<title type="supplied">Vísur um afgang Jóns Arasonar og sona hans</title>
								<rubric>Vysur vm affgang Herra Jons B: og han<ex>n</ex>s sonar Ara .L.</rubric>
								<incipit>Røgnis rosar min<ex>n</ex>e</incipit>
								<note>On fol. <locus>1r</locus>, the last 12 lines of <title>Ljómur</title> are preserved. 
								The text (including a copy of the end) is now found in <ref>AM 716 i 4to</ref>.</note>
								<note>The lower half of 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="191"/>  
											<width unit="mm" quantity="159"/>
										<watermark ana="yes">The watermark is a serpent with a crown on top.
											<p>The details are:
													<item>Fol. 1: serpent (bottom)</item>
													<item>Fol. 2: "blank(?)"</item>
													<item>Fol. 3: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 4: "blank"</item>
											<p>The watermark on the flyleaves is a countermark, "PDB", most likely of a coat of arms of Amsterdam. <note>Cf. e.g. 
												fol. <locus>6</locus> in <ref>AM 716 i 4to</ref>.</note></p>
									<foliation ana="later pag">There is later pagination in black ink in the top outer corners of the recto-pages.</foliation>
										<p>There is one quire: <list>
											<item>I: fols. 1-4 (1+4, 2+3) (2 bifolia) <note>The leaves have been joined during conservation, but
											do not originally belong together. The first three leaves used to be part of the quire that is now mostly
											preserved in <ref>AM 716 i 4to</ref>. The fourth leaf was part of another quire.</note></item> 
										<signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
										<catchwords>There are catchwords on every page but fols. <locus>1r</locus> and <locus>4v</locus>.</catchwords>
									<condition><p>The leaves have darkened considerably and there are many stains throughout the
										<p>Fols. <locus>3v-4r</locus> are especially dark.</p>
										<p>The leaves are untrimmed.</p>
										<p>All leaves have been repaired close to the spine and many at the fore-edge and the corners as well.</p>
									<p>There is a large yellowish-brown stain in the centre of fol. <locus>2r</locus>.</p></condition> 
									<layout columns="1" writtenLines="21 22">
										<num type="wpl" atLeast="8" atMost="9"/>
										<dimensions type="written">
											<height unit="mm" quantity="150"/>
											<width unit="mm" quantity="110"/>

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

							<decoDesc><decoNote type="initial">The first initial is written larger than the main text (2-3 lines) and is decorated by means
								of additional strokes. Other initials span ca. 2 lines.</decoNote>
								<decoNote type="paratext">The rubric is emphasised by means of chancery script.</decoNote>
								<decoNote type="paratext">The catchwords are decorated by means of a wide zigzagging line.</decoNote>
							<decoNote type="frieze">There is a small tailpiece on fol. <locus>4v</locus> resembling the letter "C" with a dot to the right.</decoNote></decoDesc>
							<additions><p>On fol. <locus>1r</locus>, a later hand has added <q>Katrijn [..]or[..]dett[..]</q> and decorative squiggles around that.</p>
							<p>On the lower half of fol. <locus>4v</locus> different hands have added their names and other pen trials and squiggles.
							Among the legible names are <q>Snorre Magnusson Meh</q> and <q>Biarna Arnason<ex>n</ex> med <gap/></q>.</p></additions>
							<bindingDesc><binding><p>the manuscript is bound in a grey cardboard binding from the period <date notBefore="1771" notAfter="1780">1771-1780</date>.
								On the front cover, the title and the shelfmark (including the letter) were written 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.</p></binding>


								<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">137</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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			<change when="2015" who="#BS">Catalogued according to own


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