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AM 13 fol.

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Jómsvíkinga saga; Iceland, 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
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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Name
Þórður Jónsson 
Birth
1672 
Death
21 August 1720 
Occupation
Priest 
Roles
Poet; Owner 
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Name
Þorbjörg Vigfússdóttir 
Birth
1651 
Occupation
 
Roles
Owner 
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Name
Stegmann, Beeke 
Occupation
Scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Contents

1
Jómsvíkinga saga
Rubric

“Hier Byriaſt Saga af Joms wijkingum.”

Incipit

Madur er nefndur Toke hann var i Danmork

Explicit

“til Islands og sagde þar fyrstr manna þesse Tydinnde”

Final Rubric

“Og lijkur hier Jomsvijkinga Sogu. Geyme Gud þann er ritade. Og þa sem lesa og tilhlijda bæde þessa heims og annars Amen”

Filiation

Copy of AM 510 4to (Petersens: Jómsvíkinga saga & Jómsvíkingadrápa (1879), p. xxviii; Fornmanna sögur, vol. XI: p. 7).

Language of Text

Icelandic

Physical Description

Support

Handmade paper with watermarks.

No. of leaves
iii + 48 + iii. 285-290 mm x 175-180 mm.
Foliation
There is later foliation in red ink (1-48) by Kålund, which is fading due to washing of the leaves. There is moreover modern foliation in pencil (1-48).
Collation

  • I: fols. 1-8 (1, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5, 8)
  • II: fols. 9-16 (9+16, 10+15, 11+14, 12+13)
  • III: fols. 17-24 (17+24, 18+23, 19+22, 20+21)
  • IV: fols. 25-32 (25+32, 26+31, 27+30, 28+29)
  • V: fols. 33-40 (33+40, 34+39, 35+38, 36+37)
  • VI: fols. 41-48 (41+48, 42+47, 43+46, 44+45)

There are no quire signatures. There are catchwords on fols. 1v, 8v, 16v, 24v, 32v and 40v.
Condition

Fol. 1 is shorter than the other leaves, as the lower margin has been cut off. It is a replacement for the original first leaf.

There are holes from overcast stitches in the inner margins of all leaves.

The leaves show some stains and older repairs by means of coloured Japanese paper.

The pages at the quire boundaries (except for fol. 1r) are slightly dirtier and more discoloured than the rest.

The leaves have been trimmed, causing some damage to the running titles.

The leaves have been washed during restoration, which has caused the red foliation to fade.

Layout

  • The text is written in one column with 28-29 lines per page and 11-14 words per line.
  • The written area measures ca. 230-235 mm x 130-135 mm.
  • There are running titles.

Script

Written by Jón Erlendsson.

Decoration

On fol. 1r there is a plain first initial spanning 2 lines. Other initials within the text span 1-2 lines. Most initials in the text are emphasised by means of bold lines and sometimes additional hairlines and strokes. Occasionally, the initials are decorated with floral ornaments.

Additions

The second front flyleaf carries the same information as the AM-slip, though written by another scribe: “Jómsvikinga Saga úr bók Þorbiargar Vikfussdóttur, frá Sera Þorde Jons syne a Stadarstad.”

There is a scribal addition in the margin of fol. 17v.

A different hand made additions and corrections to the text on fol. 38r.

Binding

The manuscript is bound in a full parchment binding from Árni Magnússon's time. Parchment straps are worked through the spine and there are remnants of two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number. The title of the text is written on the spine by hand using brown ink.

Accompanying Material

An AM-slip (100 mm x 107 mm) is glued onto the verso-side of the first front flyleaf. Árni Magnússon wrote on it: “Jomsvikinga Saga ur bok Þorbiargar Vigfussdottur fra Sera Þorde Jonssyne a Stadarstad”

History

Origin

The manuscript was written in Iceland. Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century (Katalog I, p. 11).

Acquisition

Árni Magnússon received the manuscript from Þórdur Jónsson. Earlier, the manuscript was in the the possession of a certain Þorbjörg Vigfússdóttir (see AM-slip).

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 28 September 2015 by BS.

Surrogates

  • Microfilm pictures from 1998.
  • A4 pictures from 1980 and portraits from 1998.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Jómsvíkinga saga & Jómsvíkingadrápaed. Carl af Petersensp. xxviii
Jómsvíkínga ok Knýtlingasaga með tilheyrandi þættum, Fornmanna sögur1828; IX
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian Kålundp. 11
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