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Acc. 55

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Kristinréttur Árna biskups; Iceland, 1750-1788

Name
Þorkell Sigurðsson 
Birth
1724 
Occupation
Member of the lögrétta 
Roles
Scribe 
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Name
Luxdorph, Bolle Willum 
Birth
1716 
Death
1788 
Occupation
 
Roles
Translator 
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Name
Nykøbing 
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Name
Schaldemose, Frederik Julius 
Birth
1786 
Death
1861 
Occupation
 
Roles
Author; Scribe 
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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

Christinn Rettur | Nye | Edur | Arna Biskups | Samanskrifadur | Anno 1274 | enn | Logtekinn a ISLANDE | Anno 1275: (1r)

Contents

1(1r-70v (pp. 1-139))
Kristinréttur Árna biskups
Rubric

“Christen Rettr Arna b. | 1 Cap: | Hversu med barn skal fara til skírnar.”

Incipit

Ala skal barn hvert er borit verdr, a mannz | Hofut er á

Explicit

“ok skal þat hafa kóngr enn hálfr byscop”

Note

The text is divided into 32 numbered chapters followed by three chapters without numbers. The text is written exclusively on the verso sides of the leaves and rectos are left blank.

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper. Watermarks: Pro Patria (Maid of Dort). Countermark: the initials "GR" with a crown above.
No. of leaves
iii + 71 leaves. Size of leaves: 161 mm x 101 mm. The first flyleaf is endpaper. The following two flyleaves are conjoint and glued to the first quire.
Foliation

Pagination 1-139. The pagination starts on f. 1v. F. 71r-v is blank and not paginated.

Collation

There are quire sigantures from A to I. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The manuscript is in a good condition.

Layout

The text is written in one column.

There are 23-24 lines per page.

Script

Written in one hand. The hand to be simillar to the hand of Þorkell Sigurðsson as preserved in the first part of AM 395 fol. and therefore the manuscript could be dated to the middle of the eighteenth century.

Decoration

No decorations.

Additions

On the second flyleaf, there is a text in Danish, which starts with the heading: “Notia Exemplaris” followed by the commentary of the exemplar: “Dette Exemplar er skrevet effter et andet ehsst Exemplar | paa Charta, hvilket er den 179 Num: in 4to paa Universi|tetets Bibliotheqve...”

The recto side of the third flyleaf is blank but on the verso side there are provenance notes:

  • “Luxdorph”
  • “Schaldemose 1816”
  • “1818 foræret Nykjóbings Kathedraskole af Hr. Adj. Schaldemose.”

History

Origin

Written probably in Iceland in the second half of the eighteenth century.

If hand identification is correct the manuscript had to be written in the second half of the eighteenth century, as Þorkell Sigurðsson was born in 1724.

If the signature on the verso side of the third flyleaf is Bolle Willum Luxdorph's signature, then the manuscript had to leave Iceland before Luxdorph's death 1788.

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.

According to the provenance note in Acc. 55 this manuscript was received by the Cathedral School in 1818.

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 04 October 2018 by Katarzyna Anna Kapitan.

Surrogates

  • Microfilm Neg 2018 from 30 May 2011.
  • Microfilm (archive) 2000 from 01 June 2011.
  • Backup film TS 1296 from 01 June 2011.

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