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AM 64 fol.

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Saga Book; Iceland, 1600-1699

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Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Jón Sigurðsson 
Birth
17 June 1811 
Death
07 December 1879 
Occupation
Scholar; Archivist 
Roles
Scholar; Scribe; Author; Marginal; Owner; Donor; Correspondent; recipient 
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Name
Brynjólfur Sveinsson 
Birth
14 September 1605 
Death
05 August 1675 
Occupation
Bishop 
Roles
Scholar; Owner; Author; Correspondent; 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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Name
Sveinn Torfason 
Occupation
 
Roles
Owner 
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Name
Torfi Jónsson 
Birth
09 October 1617 
Death
20 July 1689 
Occupation
Priest 
Roles
Author; Scribe; Translator 
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Name
Wedervang-Jensen, Eva 
Birth
26 March 1974 
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Cataloguer 
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Contents

1(1r-62v:4)
Magnúss saga góða
Rubric

“Hier Hefur Søgu | Magnus Köngs”

Incipit

Þ ar hefium vier upp fra søgu er | Jarizleifur kongur red firer Gardaʀi ok Ingigerdur

Explicit

“einngi madur eirn hafe | meir ?stfőlginn verith allre alþijdu enn Magnus Kőonngur”

Final Rubric

“Ok lijkur hier fra honumm at seigia”

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

2(62v:5-114v:24)
Haralds saga harðráða
Incipit

Sem Haʀalldur kongur kiemur aptur j Noreg

Explicit

“Þa var Henrik kongur annar son | Wilialms bastardar.”

Final Rubric

“Ok lijkur hier Soghu Haʀ|allds Sigurdarsonar. etc.

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

3(114v:25-124v)
Hemings þáttr Áslákssonar
Incipit

Þad er upphaf þessa mals | ath Haʀalldr kongur ried firer Noregi

Explicit

“Og þar eru | þa ? bænumm Aslakur ok Biórn.”

Language of Text

Icelandic

Physical Description

Support

Paper.

No. of leaves
123. 283 mm x 190 mm.
Foliation

Contemporary pagination (1-246). Foliation in red ink (1-123) by Kristian Kålund.

Collation

There are catchwords on every 8th verso-side, starting with fol. 8v. On fols 2v and 58v there are catchwords, too.

Layout

Written in one column with 25 to 28 lines per page. Running titles.

Script

Written by Jón Erlendsson in a seventeenth century fracture-hand.

Additions

In the first part of the manuscript corrections occur. According to Jón Sigurðsson (Catalogue of AM 1-239 fol., AM 394 fol., fol. 54v) these are made by bishop Brynjólfur Sveinsson and Árni Magnússon. On fol. 1r in the lower margin Sveinn Torfason stated his ownership: “Þeßa sogubok ä eg Vnderskrifadur Sveirn Torfa|son Anno. 1695”. His name is once repeated in the margin.

Binding

Bound in a pachment cover from 1700-1730; 291 mm x 194 mm x 38 mm Árni Magnússon wrote the title in black ink on the spine.

Accompanying Material

There are four AM-slips (a-d) inserted between the paste down and the first page, although (a) and (d) concern AM 41 fol. Slip (b) reads: “Ur bök Sveins Torfasonar.”, and slip (c) reads: “Sumstadar misskrifad.”

History

Origin

The manuscript was written in Iceland in the seventeenth century.

Provenance

The manuscript once belonged to Sveinn Torfason who also wrote his name and the date 1695 in bottom margin of fol. 1r. Jón Sigurðsson (Catalogue of AM 1-239 fol., AM 394 fol., fol. 54v) assumes that the previous known owner, bishop Brynjólfur Sveinsson, passed the manuscript on to the priest Torfi Jónsson of Gaulverjabær, who in his turn gave it to his son Sveinn.

Acquisition

Jón Sigurðsson (ibid.) also assumes that Árni Magnússon acquired the manuscript from Sveinn Torfason.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 15 June 2006 by EW-J.

Availability

Accessible for use.

Custodial History
No information on an earlier restoration exists, however in connection with the binding of the manuscript, the leaves have apparently been restored with non-corrosive paper. In 1999 the leaves were dry-cleaned and a few minor repairs were carried out, also the binding was cleaned.
Surrogates

microfilm (master) Gl.neg. 15 s.d. Before restoration. microfilm (archive) Gl.pos. 20 s.d. Before restoration. b/w prints AM 64 fol.s.d.Before restoration. diapositive Pocket 96 1 September 1999 Pictures of spine, front perm, back perm, front end-papers, spread: 73v-74r, headbands, and lower section before restoration. b/w prints AM 64 fol. 2 September 2001 Pictures of spine, front perm, back perm, front end-papers, spread: 73v-74r, headbands, and lower section before restoration. diapositive Pocket 99 20 September 1999 Portraits of the spine after restoration. b/w prints AM 64 fol. 21 September 1999 Portraits of the spine after restoration. digital Hard disk 1 15 June 2005 The spine

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Jón SigurðssonAM 394 fol.: Ræssonerende katalog over den Arnamagnæanske samlings håndskrifter nr. 1-239 fol
1999
2001
1999
1999
2005
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 42
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