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Acc. 42

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Sagas; Iceland, 1876-1886

Name
Magnús Jónsson 
Birth
19 October 1835 
Death
17 May 1922 
Occupation
Farmer 
Roles
Scribe; Donor 
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Name
Guðbrandur Sturlaugsson 
Birth
17 July 1821 
Death
14 April 1897 
Occupation
Farmer 
Roles
Scribe 
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Name
Jón Helgason 
Birth
30 June 1899 
Death
19 January 1986 
Occupation
Professor 
Roles
Scholar; Owner; Author; Marginal 
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Name
Loth, Agnete 
Birth
18 November 1921 
Death
02 June 1990 
Occupation
 
Roles
Scholar; Donor 
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Name
Copenhagen 
Country
Denmark 
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Name
Katarzyna Anna Kapitan 
Occupation
Researcher 
Roles
Scholar; Cataloguer 
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Name
Driscoll, Matthew James 
Birth
15 May 1954 
Occupation
 
Roles
Scholar; Cataloguer; Owner 
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Full Title

Sagan af | Þiðrik kongi af Bern | og köppum hans. | Snúid úr dönzku máli af G. S. S. árid | 1876. (1r).

Contents

1(2r-241v (p. 3-482))
Þiðreks saga af Bern
Rubric

“Sagan af | Þidrik konúngi af Bern og köppum hanns”

Incipit

1 Kapítuli Saga þessi birjar af riddara einum er fæddur | var i borgunni Salernó, í þann tima rédi þessari borg | jall

Explicit

“ad Gud og Maria hafi látid hann njóta góds af því ad hann mintist | nafns þeira á sinni dauda stundu,”

Final Rubric

“Endar svo Sögunna af Þidrík kóngi | af Bern og köppum hanns,”

Colophon

“Hvítadal 24 November 1876”

Note

The text is divided into 393 numbered chapters.

Language of Text

Icelandic

2(241v-245r (pp. 482-489))
Frá Jóni Frans stuldum hans og útilegum
Rubric

“Frá Jóni Frans stuldum hanns og Utilegum”

Incipit

Jón hjet budsetur madur vid Hellna vestra Jóns | son Frans, vóru þeir fedgar svo kalladir, því mælt er | ad þeir væru franskir

Explicit

“var þvi | styttur refsingar timi hanns, þvi dæmdur hafdi hann | vered í þrælkun æfilángt,”

Note

The text is divided into 3 numbered chapters

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

3(245v-251r (pp. 450-501))
Frá Ásgrimi seka og dvöl hans i Krossnesi
Rubric

“Frá Asgrimi seka og dvöl hanns i Krossnesi”

Incipit

Nú skal gjeta óaldan manns þess mikils er [muni vita | fullgjörla,] ad leingi hjett sjer uppi á Ströndum, bædi med | stublum og útilegum, hjet hann Asgrimur

Explicit

“enn | ádur er þess gjetid kvad Jón á Gríms stödum seigir frá | Asgrími,”

Colophon

“Hjer endar þesse bók Hvitadal 1876.”

Note

The text is followed by a stanza from an unknown poem.

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper. No Watermarks.
No. of leaves
i + 501 + i leaves. Size of leaves: 220 mm x 174 mm
Foliation

Contemporary pagination, starting on f. 2v with number 4.

First three numbers are written only on the verso side of each leaf.

Collation

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

The manuscript is in a good condition.

Layout

The text is written in one column. There are 22-24 written lines per page.

The dimensions of the written area are approx. 183 mm x 141 mm.

Script

The title page (f. 1r) is written in different hand than the rest of the manuscript (ff. 2r-501v), most likely that of Magnús Jónsson.

The texts on ff. 2r-251r are written in one hand, that of Guðbrandur Sturlaugsson.

Additions

On the title page (f. 1r) there is an addition in pencil, probably in Jón Helgason's hand that reads “Guðbrandur Sturlaugsson í Hvítadal”. There is also a stamp “G Sturlaugsson”.

On f. 251v there is a long commentary dated to 02 May 1886 dealing with Þiðreks saga. It is written in the main scribe's hand. The commentary starts with the words: “Sagan af Þidrik kóngi af Bern er [storfeinglig] riddara saga ”.

Binding

Half-bound in the 19th cent. Boards covered with marbled paper (brown and orange); dark brown leather spine and corners. Blue paper used for paste-down and flyleaves.

Five panels on the spine separated by gilded embossed geometric motif. In one of the panels these is gilded embossed title: “Saga af | Þidrik af Bern.”.

History

Origin

The manuscript was written in Iceland between 1876 and 1886.

Provenance

Previously in the possession of Steinunn Árnadóttir Leegaard (1880–1958) from Dalir in Western Iceland.

Acquisition

According to Agnethe Loth (unpublished catalogue of Accessoria collection from 1968), The Arnamagnæan Institute in Copenhagen bought this manuscript together with Acc. 41 in October 1958 from a dentist Edvard Leegaard. Edvard Leegaard was married to Steinunn Árnadóttir Leegaard (1880–1958) from Dalir in Western Iceland.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued on 02 November 2018 by Katarzyna Anna Kapitan.

The identification of the scribal hands was done in November 2018 by Matthew James Driscoll and Katarzyna Anna Kapitan.

Surrogates

  • Microfilm Neg 848 Pos 768 from 25 April 1990.
  • Backup film TS 1056, a copy of Neg 848 from 08 March 2006.

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