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AM 20 h fol.

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Knýtlinga saga; Denmark, 1690-1710

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
Willum, Worm, 
Birth
11 September 1633 
Death
17 March 1704 
Occupation
Librarian, justitiarus 
Roles
Owner; Annotator 
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Name
Birgir Thorlacius 
Birth
01 May 1775 
Death
08 October 1829 
Occupation
Professor 
Roles
Owner 
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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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Contents

1
Knýtlinga saga
Rubric

“Knytlinga Saga | ſeu | Rerum Danicarum Historia ab anno Christi | 1043 ad annum 1187”

Incipit

Sveirn Son Ulfs Jarls tök Jarldöm af Magnue | konge Olafſsyne

Filiation

On the title page Árni Magnússon informs that this volume is a transcript of manuscript belonging to Willum Worm. A note on the flyleaf, possibly in Birger Thorlacius’ hand, states that the text of AM 20 h fol is identical with the text of latter manuscript.

Language of Text

Icelandic (primary); Latin

Keywords

Physical Description

Support

Paper.

No. of leaves
217 + iii. 213 mm x 165 mm.
Foliation

Contemporary pagination 1-432 (starting at 1v).

Foliation by Kålund in red ink (almost washed away by wet treatment 1980-82).

Foliation 1-217 in pencil at the bottom of the pages (from 1980-82).

Layout

Written in two columns with the Icelandic text in the first column and a translation into Lation in the second.

Script

Written by two different cursive hands.

Additions

On the title page Árni Magnússon noted: “Exſcripta qvantum ad textum Islandicum et chartaceo codice in 4to in Bibliotheca Wilhelmi Wormii

A note on the flyleaf, possibly in Birger Thorlacius’ hand, states that Árni Magnússon bought the aforementioned manuscript in 4to at Rostgaard's auction and that the text of Rostgaard's manuscript is identical with the text of AM 20 h fol.

Binding

Bound in a BD standard binding with cloth spine and corners from 1982. The boards are covered with grey cloth. 224 mm x 194 mm x 47 mm

Previous binding: half-binding from the period 1730-1880(?) with brown leather spine and corners; the boards are covered with tawny marbled paste paper. This binding is wrapped and kept next to the box containing the manuscript.

History

Provenance
The manuscript was a part of Thorlacius’ collection of books and when he died in 1829 it was transferred to the Additamenta collection of the University Library of Copenhagen.

Additional

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 17-18
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