Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

Repository for PhD project files by Beeke Stegmann

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				<title>AM 440 a 12mo</title>
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				<authority>Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, København</authority>
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					<msIdentifier><repository ref="#AMIS">Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík</repository>
						<idno>AM 440 a 12mo</idno>
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								<support>
									<num type="front-flyleaf" value="2"/> <!-- one old, one modern -->
									<num type="book-block" value="109"/>
									<num type="back-flyleaf" value="1"/>
									<dimensions type="leaf">
										<height unit="mm" atLeast="97" atMost="105"/>  
										<width unit="mm" atLeast="81" atMost="84"/>
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						<additions>
							<p>On the recto-side of the old (second) flyleaf
								(<dimensions type="slip" unit="mm"><height>80</height><width>104</width></dimensions>) 
								 in front of the manuscript, <name key="ArnMag001" type="person">Árni
									Magnússon</name> has added: <q>Jons Jons sonar ä Öfridarstỏdu<ex>m</ex>. 
										og ä ad skilast aptur.</q> 
								Underneath, a modern hand has written in pencil: 
								<q>Har hengt sammen med bl. 105</q>. <note>The inner ca. 15 mm of this leaf are considerably darker
									and show traces of this part having been located on the spine. The remaining width
									of the leaf in front was then ca. 65 mm.</note>
							</p>
							<p>There are several lines of writing on the verso-side of the old front flyleaf, mostly attributing the 
								manuscript to <q>Jon Jon sson</q> and differnt pen trials.</p>
						</additions>
						
						<bindingDesc><binding><p>Today, the manuscript is bound in a modern half binding with fabric on the boards, stemming from
							<name type="person" key="BirDal001">Birgitte Dall</name>'s time.
							Before, the manuscript was bound in a dark half binding with brown and blue marbled paper on the boards. That binding
							is from <name type="person" key="KriKaa001">Kristian Kålund</name>'s time, i.e. ca. <date notBefore="1883" notAfter="1919">1883-1919</date>,
							and is kept with the manuscript.</p></binding></bindingDesc>
						
						<accMat>
							<p>There are two A5-leaves, folded together. They contain copies of the handwritten
								quire structure that was made during the conservation in Copenhagen.</p></accMat>
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						<msIdentifier>
							<idno>AM 440 a 12mo CU1</idno>
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						<msContents>
							<msItem n="1">
								<locus from="1r" to="42r:10"/> 
								<title type="uniform">Partalopa rímur</title>
								<textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>
								<rubric>Rijmur Af Partalopa</rubric>
								<note>There is a lacuna after fol. <locus>8v</locus>.</note>
							</msItem>
							<msItem n="2">
								<locus from="42r:11" to="43v"/> 
								<title type="supplied">Verse</title>
								<textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>
								<rubric>Eitt Kuæde Vm Sektatekt Valldsm<ex>anna</ex> a legordz malmum<ex>m</ex></rubric>
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						</msContents>

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							<objectDesc form="codex">
								<supportDesc material="chart">
									<support>
										<num type="book-block" value="43"/>
										
										<watermark ana="yes">There are many different watermarks, not all of them identifiable.
											<p>The details are: 
												<list>
													<item>Fol. 1: coat of arms of Amsterdam (smaller part of top)</item>
													<item>Fol. 2: coat of arms of Amsterdam (larger part of bottom)</item>
													<item>Fol. 3: "blank"?</item>
													<item>Fol. 4: "blank"?</item>
													<item>Fol. 5: "blank"?</item>
													<item>Fol. 6: "blank"?</item>
													<item>Fol. 7: "blank"?</item>
													<item>Fol. 8: "blank"?</item>
												</list>
												<list>
													<item>Fol. 9: "blank"?</item>
													<item>Fol. 10: "blank"?</item>
													<item>Fol. 11: "blank"?</item>
													<item>Fol. 12: "blank"?</item>
													<item>Fol. 13: "blank"?</item>
													<item>Fol. 14: "blank"?</item>
													<item>Fol. 15: "blank"?</item>
													<item>Fol. 16: part of watermark</item>
													<item>Fol. 17: part of watermark</item>
													<item>Fol. 18: part of watermark</item>
													<item>Fol. 19: part of watermark</item>
													<item>Fol. 20: part of watermark</item>
													<item>Fol. 21: part of watermark</item>
													<item>Fol. 22: part of watermark</item>
												</list>
												<list>
													<item>Fol. 23: "blank"?</item>
													<item>Fol. 24: "blank"?</item>
													<item>Fol. 25: countermark "CI" (part)</item>
													<item>Fol. 26: countermark "CI" (part)</item>
													<item>Fol. 27: "blank"?</item>
													<item>Fol. 28: "blank"?</item>
													<item>Fol. 29: other letters (part)</item>
													<item>Fol. 30: other letters (part)</item>
												</list>
												<list>
													<item>Fol. 31: 'fantastic' watermark ("dragon"?)</item>
													<item>Fol. 32: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 33: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 34: 'fantastic' watermark</item>
													<item>Fol. 35: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 36: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 37: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 38: "blank"</item>
												</list>
													<list>
													<item>Fol. 39: different coat of arms of Amsterdam, part of crown?</item>
													<item>Fol. 40: different coat of armsof Amsterdam, smaller part of lions?</item>
													<item>Fol. 41: different coat of arms of Amsterdam, larger part of lions?</item>
													<item>Fol. 42: larger part of top of different coat of arms of Amsterdam</item> <!-- bifolium with 43 -->
													<item>Fol. 43: "blank" [bifolium with fol. 42]</item>
												</list> 
													
											</p>
										</watermark> 
									</support>
									<foliation ana="later fol">There is later foliation in black ink in the top outer corners (1-43).</foliation> 
									<collation>
										<p>There are five 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. 9-22 (9+22, 10+21, 11+20, 12+19, 13+18, 14+17, 15+16) (7 bifolia) <note>This is an original quire.</note></item>
												<item>III: fols. 23-30 (23, 24+29, 25+28, 26+27, 30) (3 bifolia, 2 singletons) <note>Fols. 23 and 30 presumably used to form a bifolium.</note></item>
											<item>IV: fols. 31-38 (31, 32+37, 33+36, 34+35, 38) (3 bifolia, 2 singletons) <note>Fols. 31 and 38 presumably once formed a bifolium.</note></item>
											<item>V: fols. 39-43 (39, 40, 41, 42+43) (3 singletons, 1 bifolium) <note>During modern repair, the singletons have been re-joined to three bifolia
												together with the three singletons in the first quire of <ref>AM 440 a 12mo CU2</ref>, with which they originally belonged together.</note></item>
											
										</list>
										</p>
										<signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
										<catchwords>There are catchwords on every page.</catchwords>
									</collation>
									<condition><p>The leaves are untrimmed and their height varies.</p>
									<p>The leaves are slightly dirty, especially at quire boundaries.</p>
									<p>There is a lacuna after fol. <locus>8v</locus>, so that most of the third ríma is missing.</p>
									<p>Some leaves have been repaired at the spine and have been joined by means of Japanese paper.</p></condition> 
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								<layoutDesc>
									<layout columns="1" writtenLines="18 24">
										<num type="wpl" atLeast="6" atMost="9"/>
										<dimensions type="written">
											<height unit="mm" atLeast="75" atMost="90"/>
											<width unit="mm" atLeast="65" atMost="75"/>
										</dimensions>
										<note>Verses are indicated by means of blank space and two strokes.</note>
									</layout>
								</layoutDesc>
							</objectDesc>

							<handDesc hands="1">
								<handNote scribeRef="unknown" scope="sole" script="kurrent"></handNote>
							</handDesc>

							<decoDesc><decoNote type="initial">The first initial is written larger (3-4 lines) and is elaborately decorated
							by means of additional lines, curls and squiggles. Other initials span 1-2 lines, but are hardly decorated.</decoNote>
							<decoNote type="paratext">The rubrics and sometimes the first line of a section are written in chancery script.</decoNote></decoDesc>
							<additions><p>A small slip (<dimensions type="slip" unit="mm"><height>22</height><width>70</width></dimensions>) is now pasted
							onto the inner margin of fol. <locus>44r</locus> of <ref>AM 440 a 12mo CU2</ref>. It contains an addition to the text on fol. <locus>43r-v</locus>
								in the hand of the scribe.</p>
								<p>On top of fol. <locus>1r</locus>, a later hand has added in pencil: <q>440A</q>.</p></additions>
								
						</physDesc>

						<history>
							<origin>
								<p>The codicological unit was written in <origPlace key="IS">Iceland</origPlace>. 
									Kålund dates it to the <origDate
										notBefore="1651" notAfter="1700">end of the seventeenth century</origDate>
									<bibl><ref target="KKKat">Katalog II</ref>, 
										<biblScope unit="page">486</biblScope></bibl>.</p>
							</origin>
							<provenance>
								<p>
									<name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name> borrowed the manuscript from 
									<name type="person" key="JonJon016">Jón Jónsson</name> at Ófriðarstaðir. 
								</p>

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						<msIdentifier>
							<idno>AM 440 a 12mo CU2</idno>
						</msIdentifier>
						
						
						<msContents>
							
							<msItem n="3">
								<locus from="44r" to="108v"/>
								<title type="uniform">Andra rímur</title>
								<textLang mainLang="is">Icelandic</textLang>
								<note>Fols. <locus>44r-44v:3</locus> contain a long title 
									and the beginning of a <title>mansöng</title> in the hand of the scribe. 
									The lower part of fol. <locus>44v</locus> and all of fol. <locus>45</locus> are blank.</note>
								<note>The lower part of fol. <locus>108v</locus> and all of fol. <locus>109</locus> were originally blank.</note>
							</msItem>
							
						</msContents>
						
						<physDesc>
							<objectDesc form="codex">
								<supportDesc material="chart">
									<support>
										<num type="book-block" value="66"/>
										
										<watermark ana="yes">There are many different watermarks, not all of them identifiable.
											<p>The details are: 
												
												<list>
													<item>Fol. 44: "blank"</item> <!-- bifolium with 45 -->
													<item>Fol. 45: small watermark part (bottom outer corner)</item>
													<item>Fol. 46: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 47: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 48: "blank"</item>
												</list>
												<list>
													<item>Fol. 49: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 50: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 51: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 52: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 53: 'fantastic' watermark ("dragon"?)</item>
													<item>Fol. 54: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 55: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 56: 'fantastic' watermark</item>
												</list>
												<list>
													
													<item>Fol. 57: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 58: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 59: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 60: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 61: part of foolscap (bottom, cross)</item>
													<item>Fol. 62: part of foolscap (top, back)</item>
													<item>Fol. 63: part of foolscap (top, front)</item>
													<item>Fol. 64: part of foolscap (bottom, triangle)</item>
												</list>
												<list>
													<item>Fol. 65: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 66: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 67: letters</item>
													<item>Fol. 66: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 69: letters</item>
													<item>Fol. 70: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 71: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 72: "blank"</item>
												</list>
												<list>
													<item>Fol. 73: coat of arms (with a female figure?)</item>
													<item>Fol. 74: coat of arms (with a female figure?)</item>
													<item>Fol. 75: coat of arms (with a female figure?)</item>
													<item>Fol. 76: coat of arms (with a female figure?)</item>
													<item>Fol. 77: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 78: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 79: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 80: "blank"</item>
												</list>
												<list>
													<item>Fol. 81: part of foolscap (bottom, triangle)</item>
													<item>Fol. 82: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 83: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 84: part of foolscap (bottom, cross)</item>
													<item>Fol. 85: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 86: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 87: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 88: "blank"</item>
												</list>
												<list>
													<item>Fol. 89: letters in a frame</item>
													<item>Fol. 90: part of foolscap (top, back)</item>
													<item>Fol. 91: letters in a frame</item>
													<item>Fol. 92: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 93: part of foolscap (top, front)</item>
													<item>Fol. 94: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 95: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 96: "blank"</item>
												</list>
												<list>
													<item>Fol. 97: large round watermark with coat of arms (lion) inside and lily on top</item>
													<item>Fol. 98: small detail </item>
													<item>Fol. 99: small detail </item>
													<item>Fol. 100: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 101: large round watermark with coat of arms (lion) inside and lily on top</item>
													<item>Fol. 102: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 103: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 104: "blank"</item>
												</list>
												<list>
													<item>Fol. 105: large round watermark with coat of arms (lion) inside and lily on top.
														<note>This leaf once belonged together with the old flyleaf in front, 
															which does not show any watermark but matching chain-lines.</note></item>
												</list>
												<list>
													<item>Fol. 106: small detail </item>
													<item>Fol. 107: small detail </item>
													<item>Fol. 108: "blank"</item>
													<item>Fol. 109: "blank"</item>
												</list>
											</p>
										</watermark> 
									</support>
									<foliation ana="later fol">There is later foliation in black ink in the top outer corners (44-109).</foliation> 
									<collation>
										<p>There are nine quires: <list>
											<item>VI: fols. 44-48 (44+45, 46, 47, 48) (1 bifolium, 3 singletons) <note>During modern repair, the singletons have been re-joined with
												the three singletons of the last quire in <ref>AM 440 a 12mo CU1</ref>, with which they originally belonged together. 
												The bifolium 44+45 was potentially added later to the manuscript.</note></item> 
											<item>VII: fols. 49-56 (49, 50+55, 51+54, 52+53, 56) (3 bifolia, 2 singletons) <note>Fols. 49 and 56 probably used to form a bifolium.</note></item>
											<item>VIII: fols. 57-64 (57+64, 58+63, 59+62, 60+61) (4 bifolia) <note>This is an original quire.</note></item>
											<item>IX: fols. 65-72 (65+72, 66+71, 67+70, 68+69) (4 bifolia) <note>This is an original quire.</note></item>
											<item>X: fols. 73-80 (73+80, 74+79, 75+78, 76+77) (4 bifolia) <note>This is an original quire.</note></item>
											<item>XI: fols. 81-88 (81+88, 82+87, 83+86, 84+85) (4 bifolia) <note>This is an original quire.</note></item>
											<item>XII: fols. 89-96 (89, 90+95, 91+94, 92+93, 96) (3 bifolia, 2 singletons) <note>Fols. 89 and 96 probably once formed a bifolium.</note></item>
											<item>XIII: fols. 97-104 (97+104, 98+103, 99+102, 100+101) (4 bifolia) <note>This is an original quire.</note></item>
											<item>XIV: fols. 105-109 (105, 106+109, 107+108) (1 singleton, 2 bifolia) <note>Fol. 105 once formed a
												bifolium with the old flyleaf in front of the manuscript. This bifolium once surrounded the whole manuscript except for the last two 
												bifolia, which were glued onto fol. 105v.</note></item>
										</list>
										</p>
										<signatures>There are no quire signatures.</signatures>
										<catchwords>There are catchwords on every page.</catchwords>
									</collation>
									<condition><p>The leaves are untrimmed and their height varies.</p>
										<p>The leaves are slightly dirty, especially at quire boundaries.</p>
										<p>Some leaves have been repaired at the spine and at times joined by means of Japanese paper.</p>
										<p>In the last two quires, the leaves show a large stain of liquid close to the spine.</p>
										<p>Similar to the recto-side of the old flyleaf, fol. <locus>109v</locus> is considerably darker, 
											indicating that it was at the outside of the unbound manuscript.</p></condition> 
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									<layout columns="1" writtenLines="18 24">
										<num type="wpl" atLeast="6" atMost="9"/>
										<dimensions type="written">
											<height unit="mm" atLeast="75" atMost="90"/>
											<width unit="mm" atLeast="65" atMost="75"/>
										</dimensions>
										<note>Verses are indicated by means of blank space and two strokes.</note>
									</layout>
								</layoutDesc>
							</objectDesc>
							
							<handDesc hands="1">
								<handNote scribeRef="unknown" scope="sole" script="kurrent"></handNote>
							</handDesc>
							
							<decoDesc><decoNote type="initial">The initials span 1-2 lines, but are hardly decorated.</decoNote>
								<decoNote type="paratext">The rubrics and sometimes the first line of a section are written in chancery script.</decoNote></decoDesc>
							<additions><p>A small slip (<dimensions type="slip" unit="mm"><height>22</height><width>70</width></dimensions>) is now pasted
								onto the inner margin of fol. <locus>44r</locus>, but belongs to the previous text (see above).</p>
							<p>The bifolium <locus>44+45</locus> was possibly added after the initial copying of the manuscript.</p></additions>
							
						</physDesc>
						
						<history>
							<origin>
								<p>The codicological unit was written in <origPlace key="IS">Iceland</origPlace>. 
									Kålund dates it to the <origDate
										notBefore="1651" notAfter="1700">end of the seventeenth century</origDate>
									<bibl><ref target="KKKat">Katalog II</ref>, 
										<biblScope unit="page">486</biblScope></bibl>.</p>
							</origin>
							<provenance>
								<p>
									<name type="person" key="ArnMag001">Árni Magnússon</name> borrowed the manuscript from 
									<name type="person" key="JonJon016">Jón Jónsson</name> at Ófriðarstaðir. 
								</p>
								
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			<change when="2015" who="#BS">Catalogued according to own standards.</change>
			<change when="2016" who="#BS">Checked.</change>
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Københavns Universitet
Njalsgade 136
2300 København S
Denmark
Nordisk Forskningsinstitut
Københavns Universitet
Njalsgade 136
2300 København S
nfi@hum.ku.dk
Tel. +45 35 32 85 00