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Acc. 62

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Sagas; Denmark, 1800-1816

Name
Schaldemose, Frederik Julius 
Birth
1786 
Death
1861 
Occupation
 
Roles
Author; Scribe 
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Name
Nykøbing Falster 
Country
Denmark 
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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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Full Title

“Volsunga Saga” (1r). Each text has its own title page.

Contents

1(2r-100v (pp. 1-198))
Mágus sagaMágus saga JarlsBragða-Mágus saga
Rubric

“Cap: 1.”

Incipit

Svo hefer byriat eitt æfentijr af einum frægum | ok fiolmennum Fracklands konunge þat segia | sumar bækur at han hafe heitit Jatmundr

Explicit

“láte Gud oss ei giallda, sa hinn same Guds son glede oss alla”

Final Rubric

“Lykr hier nu Magus sogu”

Note

The tile page before the saga is for Völsunga saga and there is no title page or rubric with the title of — Mágus saga.

The text is divided into 80 numbered chapters. The text corresponds to the edition of Bragða-Mágus saga by Gunnlaugur Þórðarson.

Language of Text

Icelandic

2(103r-108v (pp. 1-11))
Hrings saga og SkjaldarSkjöldunga saga
Incipit

Sogu þessa fann Philippus meistare á einum Steinvegg | i Paris Borg med latinu skrifada og snere henne á Norræ|nu, hún er só látande. Kongur sá rede fyrer Danmörk er Dagur hiet

Explicit

“og átte margt ágiætra | Barna með Herþrude og eru hans ættmenn bædi þeir | fyrre og sidare kallader Skiöldungar, og luklta hier þesse| Saga.”

Note

F. 101r-v is blank and not paginated. F. 102r is unpaginated and serves as a titlepage: “Skiöldunga Saga | edur af | Hringe og Skillde.”.

The text is divided into 4 numbered chapters.

Philip Lavender in his article Skjaldar þáttr Danakonungs. A lost fornaldarsaga? demonstrated that Hrings saga og Skjaldar circulated under parallel titles: — Skjöldunga saga and — Saga af fornkonungum í Danmörku og Svíaveldi.

Language of Text

Icelandic

Physical Description

Support
Paper. Watermarks: Beehive watermark with "HONIG" written on the plinth and "JH & Z" beneath it. "J HONIG & ZOONEN" as a countermark.
No. of leaves
108 leaves. Size of leaves: 208 mm x 164 mm
Foliation

Contemporary pagination. Items individually paginated (1-198; 1-11). Title pages are not paginated.

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 32-34 written lines per page.

The dimensions of the written area are approx. 175 mm x 130 mm.

Script
Additions

On the pastedown there is the shelfmark “Acc 61” and the title Magus saga jarls written in pencil; there are also two titles written in ink: “1. Wolsunga Saga.” and “2. Skoledunga Saga.”

On f. 102r there is a note: “(Efter et haandskrivt, som tilhörer prof: B. Thorlacius.)” and a date 1816.

Binding

Half-bound in the 19th cent. Boards covered with marbled paper (dark gray, light gray and blue); light brown leather spine and corners.

A provenance sticker affixed to foot of spine: “Nykjöbing Cath-Skole Bibliothek”.

Six panels on the spine with glided embossing of three horizontal lines separating each panel.

History

Origin
The manuscript was written in Denmark at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The date 1816 is attested on f. 102r.
Provenance

The manuscripts Acc. 51-62 came from Nykøbing cathedral school. Most of them are Fredrik Schaldemose's transcriptions of Norse texts.

The manuscripts were given as a gift to the Nykøbing Katedralskole by Frederik Schaldemose.

Acquisition

The Arnamagnæan Institute in Copenhagen acquired the manuscript from the school in April 2007 as a gift.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued from the manuscript on 29 October 2013 by Katarzyna Anna Kapitan.

Surrogates

  • Microfilm Neg 2019 from 31 May 2011.
  • Microfilm (archive) 2001 from 01 June 2011.
  • Backup film TS 1297 from 16 June 2011.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Bragða-Mágus saga með tilheyrandi þættumed. Gunnlaugur Þórðarson
Philip Lavender“Skjaldar þáttr Danakonungs. A lost fornaldarsaga?”, Opuscula XIV2016; p. 89-103
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