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AM 10 fol.

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Hrólfs saga kraka; Norway, 1600-1699

Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Þormóður Torfason 
Birth
27 May 1636 
Death
31 January 1719 
Occupation
 
Roles
Owner; Scholar; Marginal 
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Name
Árni Magnússon 
Birth
13 November 1663 
Death
07 January 1730 
Occupation
Professor, Arkivsekretær (Secretary of the Royal Archives) 
Roles
Scholar; Author; Scribe; Poet 
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Contents

Hrólfs saga kraka ok kappa hans
Rubric

“Hier Byriar Sogu Af Hrolfe | konge kraka”

Incipit

Madur hiet Halfdän enn annar fröde þeir var | brædur og kongz syner

Explicit

“Og Endar | hier søgu Hrolfz kongz | kraka og käppa hanz”

Note

In 32 chapters, all numbered except for the second chapter.

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

Physical Description

Support

Paper

No. of leaves
24. 303 mm x 210 mm
Foliation
Foliated 1-24 in red ink by Kristian Kålund (almost erased by wet processing in 1980). Newer foliation with pencil.
Collation
The manuscript consists of three gatherings.
Condition
Very good condition.
Layout

The manuscript is written in long lines with 21 to 46 lines per page. 33 to 39 lines is, however, most prevailing; the last three pages are the pages with over 40 lines per page.

All pages, except from the very last, of course, have catchwords.

Script

Presumably written by Páll Sveinsson. The script is clear and easy to read.

Binding

When Kålund was writing his catalogue in the late 19th century, the manuscript was bound in a parchment binding with text from a French Biblia latina from c. 1300, now Acc. 7e, Hs 122; fols 7, 10, 26, 35, 37 and 39.

The parchment was removed in 1911 and replaced with a marbeled paper binding. The parchment spine was preserved. Kålund noted the date 8/8-11 on the front fly-sheet.

Existing binding: modern standard half-binding. Kålund's notes are cut out and glued to the new front fly-sheet. Dimensions: 311 mm x 235 mm x 14 mm

Accompanying Material
There is an AM-slip stuck in front of the manuscript. It reads: “ Fra Sal. Assessor Thormod Toruesens Enke 1720

History

Origin
Written in Norway in the seventeenth century.
Provenance
The only known owner of the manuscript is Torfæus.
Acquisition
AM 10 fol is one of the manuscripts which passed to Árni Magnússon after the death of Torfæus. According to the AM-slip he got the manuscript from Torfæus' widow in 1720

Additional

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Hrólfs saga kraka og Bjarkarímur, STUAGNLed. Finnur Jónsson1904; XXXII
Fornaldar sögur Nordrlanda: Eptir gömlum handritumed. Carl Christian RafnI
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 10
Desmond SlayThe manuscripts of Hrólfs saga kraka, 1960; XXIV
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