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AM 90 8vo

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Icelandic Calendar and Religious Texts; Iceland, 1580-1620

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
Eggert Snæbjörnsson 
Birth
1659 
Death
1721 
Occupation
Farmer 
Roles
Owner 
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Contents

1(4-10)
Icelandic Calendar or Rímtal
Note

With varying historcal and computistic notes; November and December are missing.

Language of Text

Icelandic

2(11-26v)
Spurningar og andsvör út af fræðunum
Note

A dissertation on Catechism, the Decalogue, the Sacraments etc. (Evangelical).

Language of Text

Icelandic

3(26v-34)
Dialogvs edvr samtal amillvm dioflins og idrande manns
Language of Text

Icelandic

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
34. 156 mm x 107 mm
Binding

The original end leaves, now fols 1-2, are bound in the original leather binding.

The manuscript is bound in a half binding with spine of parchment and side-coverings of marbled paper.

Accompanying Material

On an AM-slip Árni Magnússon wrote: “Þetta true eg ad eg feinge af Eggert Snæbiorns syne 1710”.

History

Origin

Written in Iceland c. 1600.

Acquisition

On an AM-slip Árni Magnússon tells, that he think he got the manuscript from Eggert Snæbjörnsson in 1710.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 2002.01.08 by EW-J.

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