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Sagan af Axlar Birni; Iceland, 1850-1899

Name
Gísli Konráðsson 
Birth
18 June 1787 
Death
22 February 1877 
Occupation
Scholar 
Roles
Scribe; Poet; Author; Marginal; Informant 
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Name
Katarzyna Anna Kapitan 
Occupation
Researcher 
Roles
Scholar; Cataloguer 
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Contents

1(2r-8v (pp. 1-14))
Sagan af Axlar Birni
Rubric

“Sagan af Axlar Birni”

“(ritud eptir sögum og munnmælum á Snælfellsnesi 1852)”

Incipit

1. Á ofanverðri sextándu öld, en öndverðlega á | dögum Gudbrandar biskups Þorlákssonar, bjó sá maður

Explicit

“og sjeu frá | þeim komnir nokkrir þeir menn hjer vestra, er maklega má telja med hinum merkari mönnum.”

Final Rubric

“Lýkr hjer ad segja frá Axlar Byrni”

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper. No watermarks.
No. of leaves
88 leaves. Size of leaves: 200 mm x 170 mm
Foliation

Contemporary pagination 1-14 on ff. 2r-8v.

Collation

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

The manuscript is in good condition but four additional leaves in the last quire, containing some text, have been cut off.

Layout
Written in one column. Only the first leaves of the first quire are written, the rest of the leaves are blank.
Script
Additions

On the rear pastedown there is a signature “T. Melsred”.

Binding

Cloth-binding; boards covered with brown cloth.

History

Origin

Written in Iceland in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Acquisition

The manuscript was bequeathed to The Arnamagnan Collection by Torben Nielsen, former chief librarian at The University Library of Copenhagen.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued from the manuscript on 01 November 2018 by Katarzyna Anna Kapitan.

Surrogates

  • Microfilm Neg 2017 from 19 May 2011.
  • Microfilm (archive) 1099 from 24 May 2011.
  • Backup film TS 1295 from 24 May 2011.

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