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AM 49 fol.

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On Norwegian Kings; 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
Þorbjörg Vigfússdóttir 
Birth
1651 
Occupation
 
Roles
Owner 
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Name
Þórður Jónsson 
Birth
1672 
Death
21 August 1720 
Occupation
Priest 
Roles
Poet; Owner 
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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
Stegmann, Beeke 
Occupation
Scholar 
Roles
Cataloguer 
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Physical Description

Support

Paper with watermark.

No. of leaves
29. 296 mm x 176-185 mm.
Binding

The binding for all three parts (300 mm x 190 mm x 5 mm) is a whole binding made of grey cardboard with printed material as the pastedown. It is presumably from Jens Jacob Weber's time, i.e. ca. 1771-1780. On the front cover, the shelfmark and the titles of the texts were written in dark brown ink. On the spine, there are remnants of two stickers for the shelfmark and the running title. Kålund noted the date 17/9-85 on the front flyleaf, indicating when he handled it.

History

Origin

The manuscript was written in Iceland. Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century Kålund: Katalog I, p. 35.

Acquisition

The whole manuscript, of which this was a part, belonged to Þorbjörg Vigfúsdóttir. Next, her nephew Þórður Jónsson owned the manuscript. From him, Árni Magnússon received the codex (Jón Helgason: Småstykker p. 354-355 ).

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 28. September 2015 by BS.

Surrogates

  • Latest microfilm pictures from 2006.
  • A4 pictures from 1997.

Contents

Part I ~ AM 49 fol. I
1(1r-5r:21)
Hálfdanar saga svarta
Rubric

“Hier hefur upp þätt Hälfdanar Svarta”

Incipit

[H]álfdan Svarte tök konungdöm atian vetra epter

Explicit

“aadur enn þat var bannad af frænndum hanz”

Language of Text

Icelandic

2(5r:22-12r:8)
Upphaf Ríkis Haralds hárfagra
Rubric

“Vpphaf Rijkis Haralldz Härfagra

Incipit

[A]d lidnumm tiu vetrumm alldurz Haralldz halfdanarsonar

Explicit

“hann j aunndverdre Saugu Olafs kongs Trygguasonar

Language of Text

Icelandic

3(12r:9-16v)
Hauks þáttur hábrókar
Rubric

“Þättur Hauks Häbrökar”

Incipit

[B]eorn ad Hauge uar j Sviþiöd þa er Haralldr tok kongdom

Explicit

“hann drap Bjorn konung kaupmann

Note

Ends defective due to a lacuna between fols. 16v and 17r.

Language of Text

Icelandic

Physical Description

Support

Paper with watermark.

No. of leaves
16. 296 mm x 176-185 mm.
Foliation
There is later foliation (1-16) in red ink by Kristian Kålund. On some leaves the red foliation is washed off due to water treatment in 1997. These leaves show additional foliation in pencil in the bottom margin.
Collation

  • I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (4 bifolia)
  • II: fols. 9-16 (9+16, 10+15, 11+14, 12+13) (4 bifolia)

There are no quire signatures. There are catchwords on fols. 8v and 16v.
Condition

There are stains on most leaves, some of them are visible on several consecutive pages.

The manuscript has been repaired using Japanese paper.

There are holes from overcast stitches in the inner margins of all leaves. Fols. 9-16 are still stitched together.

There is a lacuna following fol. 16v.

The leaves have been trimmed which caused some damage to the running titles.

Layout

  • The text is written in one column with 24-28 lines per page and 10-14 word per line.
  • The written area measures ca. mm x mm.
  • There are running titles.

Script

Written by Jón Erlendsson.

Decoration

Space has been left for large initials at the beginnings of texts (3 lines). Smaller initials (1-2 lines) within the texts were written out by the scribe. Most initials are emphasised by means of bold lines and additional hairlines and strokes. Occasionally, the initials are decorated with floral ornaments.

Additions

There are some marks and lines added to the margins, e.g. on fol. 24r-v.

On fol. 16v a note has been added to the lower margin. It is only partly legible: “her er et blad [000] ,sem [0000] i n. 50. A”.

History

Origin

The manuscript was written in Iceland. Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century Kålund: Katalog I, p. 35.

Acquisition

The whole manuscript, of which this was a part, belonged to Þorbjörg Vigfúsdóttir. Next, her nephew Þórður Jónsson owned the manuscript. From him, Árni Magnússon received the codex Jón Helgason: Småstykker p. 354-355 .

Part II ~ AM 49 fol. II
4(17r-18v:1)
Haralds þáttur grenska
Incipit

Eitt sumar er haralldur Grænski för j Austur veg

Explicit

“konur hafde ætladt henne einlæte”

Note

Beginning missing.

Language of Text

Icelandic

5(18v:2-21v:9)
Ólafs þáttur Geirstaðaálfs
Rubric

“Hier er þättur Olafs Geirstada Älfs”

Incipit

[D]reinngur godur og hofdinnge mikill Olafur Gudradarson

Explicit

“Þad er hann tök af Olafe Geirstada Alfur, og skipadizt skiott vid”

Language of Text

Icelandic

Physical Description

Support

Paper with watermark.

No. of leaves
5. 296 mm x 176-185 mm.
Foliation
There is later foliation (17-21) in red ink by Kristian Kålund. Additional foliation in black ink has been added to fol. 20r.
Collation

  • III: fols. 17-22 (17, 18+21, 19+20, 22)

There are no quire signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

There are stains here and there, e.g. on fols. 19v-20r.

There are holes from overcast stitches in the inner margins. The leaves are still stitched together.

The leaves have been trimmed, which has caused some major damage to the running titles.

Layout

  • The text is written in one column with 24-28 lines per page and 10-14 words per line.
  • The written area measures ca. 245-250 mm x 135-140 mm.
  • There are running titles.

Script

Written by Jón Erlendsson.

Decoration

Space has been left for large initials at the beginnings of texts (3 lines). Smaller initials (1-2 lines) within the texts were written out by the scribe. Most initials are emphasised by means of bold lines and additional hairlines and strokes. Occasionally, the initials are decorated with floral ornaments.

Additions

In the outer margins, there are some lines and marks in dark grey ink highlighting certain passages.

History

Origin

The manuscript was written in Iceland. Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century Kålund: Katalog I, p. 35.

Acquisition

The whole manuscript, of which this was a part, belonged to Þorbjörg Vigfúsdóttir. Next, her nephew Þórður Jónsson owned the manuscript. From him, Árni Magnússon received the codex Jón Helgason: Småstykker p. 354-355 .

Part III ~ AM 49 fol. III
6(22r-29r:21)
Ólafs saga hins helga
Rubric

“Søgu-þättur af Olafe Konge er kalladur var Digurbeirn”

Incipit

[Þ]Ad Hafa Sagt nockrer fröder menn. ad kongur hafe Olafur heited

Explicit

“Og flyde sem skiötazt þann stadinn.”

Note

Excerpt

Fol. 29v is blank.

Language of Text

Icelandic

Physical Description

Support

Paper with watermark.

No. of leaves
8. 296 mm x 176-185 mm.
Foliation
There is later foliation (22-29) in red ink by Kristian Kålund. On some pages, the foliation has faded due to washing. On those leaves, new foliation has been added in pencil.
Collation

  • IV: fols. 23-29 (23+28, 24+27, 25+26, 29) [Prior to restoration, all leaves were singletons.]

There are no quire signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

There are stains here and their, e.g. on fols. 19v-20r.

There are holes from overcast stitches in the inner margins of all leaves very close to the spine.

Many leaves show older and newer repairs (using white paper and Japanese paper).

The leaves have been trimmed, which has caused damage to the running titles and a note in the margin of fol. 21r.

Layout

  • The text is written in one column with 24-28 lines per page and 10-14 word per line.
  • The written area measures ca. 230 mm x 130-135 mm.
  • There are running titles.

Script

Written by Jón Erlendsson.

Decoration

Space has been left for large initials at the beginnings of texts (3 lines). Smaller initials (1-2 lines) within the texts were written out by the scribe. Most initials are emphasised by means of bold lines and additional hairlines and strokes. Occasionally, the initials are decorated with floral ornaments.

Additions

In the outer margins, there are some lines and marks in dark grey ink highlighting certain passages.

In the outer margin of fol. 28v, a later hand has added “16v” using a pencil.

History

Origin

The manuscript was written in Iceland. Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century Kålund: Katalog I, p. 35.

Acquisition

The whole manuscript, of which this was a part, belonged to Þorbjörg Vigfúsdóttir. Next, her nephew Þórður Jónsson owned the manuscript. From him, Árni Magnússon received the codex Jón Helgason: Småstykker p. 354-355 .

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian Kålundp. 35
Jón Helgason“Småstykker 1-5”, p. 350-363
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