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Rask 38

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Sagas and Rímur; Iceland, 1700-1800

Name
Árni Böðvarsson 
Birth
1713 
Death
1776 
Occupation
Poet 
Roles
Poet; Scribe 
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Name
Jón Árnason 
Birth
1727 
Death
14 May 1777 
Occupation
District/county magistrate 
Roles
Owner; Poet 
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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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Name
Jón Ásgeirsson 
Birth
04 August 1740 
Death
09 June 1810 
Occupation
Priest 
Roles
Scribe; Owner 
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Contents

1(1r-32r)
Þorsteinns saga Víkingssonar
Rubric

“Sagann af | Þorsteini Vykyngs Syni”

Language of Text

Icelandic

2(33r-60r)
Alexanders rímur og Loðvíks
Rubric

“Af ALEXANDR Og LODWICH”

Note

8 rímur items, dedicated sýslumaður Jón Árnason of Ingjaldshóll 1763

3(61r-77v)
Skáld-Helga rímur
Rubric

“Hier Skifast Rijmur Af | Skälldhelga”

Note

7 rímur items

4
Völsunga rímur
Author

Árni Böðvarsson

Note

Dedicated sýslumaður Jón Árnason, 1758.

4.1(78r-127r)
23-36. ríma
Rubric

“Af | Ragnari Lodbrok og | sonum hanns”

4.1(128r-214r)
1-22. ríma
Rubric

“Hier Byriast Rijmur af | Wolsungum | Budlungum, Giukungum | RAGNARE Lodbrok”

Physical Description

Support

Paper

No. of leaves
215, fols 32v, 60v, 127v, 214v-215v were originally blank. 192 mm x 155 mm
Condition

The first 25 leaves are worn and has therefore been restored. A piece of f. 214 is cut out with the consequence of loss of some final lines. A new piece of paper, a fragment of a letter dated Fagradal 1732, has been added. The recto carries the superscription: “Finis libri”, the verso: “Christian i Vigri a bókina”.

Script

Written in different hands.

Decoration

The book opens with a flourished initial.

Additions

At f. 215v a thanksgiving in verse is found.

Binding

In the time of Kristian Kålund fragments the fly-leaves and pastedowns consisted of fragments private letters. One of the lettes used at the binding is addressed Jón Ásgeirson of Sandar.

History

No history available.

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