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AM 591 c 4to.

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Fornaldarsögur norðurlanda; Iceland, 1677-1697

Name
Ólafur Gíslason 
Birth
07 December 1691 
Death
02 January 1753 
Occupation
Bishop 
Roles
Correspondent; Scribe; Marginal; Recipient 
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Name
Vopnafjörður 
County
Vopnafjarðarhreppur 
Region
Austfirðingafjórðungur 
Country
Iceland 
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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
Magnús Einarsson 
Birth
1688 
Death
1752 
Occupation
Scribe; Painter; Farmer 
Roles
Scribe; Owner 
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LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH DOUBLE ACUTELATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH DOUBLE ACUTE

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Name
Hufnagel, Silvia Veronika 
Occupation
 
Roles
Scholar; student 
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Name
Dall, Birgitte 
Birth
1912 
Death
1989 
Occupation
Book conservator 
Roles
Binder 
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Contents

1(1r-22r:13)
Hrólfs saga kraka
Rubric

“Hier Byriar Søgu af Hrőlffe Kőnge Kraka.”

Incipit

Hälffdan hefur köngur heitid enn annar frödi, þeir voru brædur,

Explicit

“Haugar | voru og orpner eftter kappa kongz og so nock-|urt vopn hia huérium, og endar so þeßa sógu”

Filiation

Derived from AM 109 a II 8vo.

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

2(22r:14-29r:18)
Hálfdanar saga Eysteinssonar
Rubric

“Hier Byriar Søgu af Hälffdäni Eysteinssyne.”

Incipit

Þrändur hefur köngur heitid, hann riedi firir Þrändheimi i Noregi, og vid hann er þrandheim | kendur,

Explicit

“og er margt stör menni frä þeim komid i Noregi og Orkneyum, og lukum | ver so þeßare sogu, þacke þeir hliddu, heill sa er läz, niöte sa er nam”

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

3(29r:19-32v)
Friðþjófs saga hins frækna
Rubric

“Nu skrifast Saga af Fridþiőffee enum frækna.”

Incipit

Bele hefur köngur heitid, hann riedi firir Signafylki, hann ätti tuó syni og döttur | eina,

Explicit

“Fridþiöffur andadist i elli | sinne og þau Jngibiórgu bædi. og lu|kum vier so þeßare Sógu”

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

Physical Description

Support

Paper.

No. of leaves
i+32. 205 mm x 165 mm.
Foliation
Foliated in the upper right hand corner, fols 28 and 29 by the scribe himself.
Layout

Written in long lines with 31 to 36 lines per page.

Script

Written by Ólafur Gíslason, vicar of Hof in Vopnafjörður.

Accompanying Material

On the fly-leaf Árni Magnússon noted the names of the sagas in the manuscript. Magnus Einarsson wrote underneath: “Úr bokum er eg feck af Sira Olafe Gisla syne | a Hofe i Vopnafirde.”, a sentence that originated from Árni Magnússon and can also be found in AM 349 4to and other manuscripts.

History

Origin

Written in Iceland c. 1687, probably as part of a larger codex (cf. Loth, Sønderdelte arnamagnæanske papirhåndskrifter, 122-142).

Acquisition

Árni Magnússon got the manuscript from the priest Ólafur Gíslason who also wrote it.

Additional

Record History
Catalogued 22 January 2008 by Silvia Hufnagel
Custodial History
5 to 25 March 1964 restored by Birgitte Dall 1 December 1975 to 11 March 1977 restored by Birgitte Dall
Surrogates

microfilm (master) G. neg. 135 before restoration

microfilm (archive) No. 999 2 July 2007

microfilm (back-up) TS 140 27 May 1999

microfilm (master) No. 510 1975 under restoration 1975-77

microfilm (archive) No. 510s.d. positive

microfilm (back-up) TS 736 17 February 2004

b/w prints AM 591 c 4to March 1976 before restauration

b/w prints AM 591 c 4to March 1976 during restauration 1975-77

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
2007
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1975
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1976
1976
Hrólfs saga kraka og Bjarkarímur, STUAGNLed. Finnur Jónsson1904; XXXII
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 757-758
Agnete Loth“Sønderdelte arnamagnæanske papirhåndskrifter”, p. 113-142
Desmond SlayThe manuscripts of Hrólfs saga kraka, 1960; XXIV
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