Rask 33

Manuscript Contents

Sagas in Icelandic

1. Mágus saga jarls (1r–72r)

1.1. First Part (1r–38v)

Rubric: Sagann af Mägus Jarle og þeim Amundarsonumm
Rubric: Cap. I.
Incipit: Jatmundur hefur keysare heited hann riede fyrir Saxlande, þui var hann ecki suo vinsæll sem ætla munde ad hann var metnadar madur mickill, so honum þötte eckirtt til Jafns koma vid sig
Explicit:

Magus för heim til Sträinnsborgar Ross ij. woro
tekinn og var bunþinn sinn fötar vbba vid
huortt þeirra, og dröu þau hann vmm alltt Sax-
land, og var þad hanz lijflät. Ellindur ub-
son og þeir adalvar woro landarvnar menn
keysara og fiekk hann huorutueggio
sæmeleg quonføng. Og
lijkur þar MAGUS
saugu

Colophon:

Endud ad Eyre vid Skøtufiørd die
3. Decembris Anno 1680.
Leijd riette godur Lesare og Lude til betranar.
þad en Rätt heffur ordet.

1.2. Second Part (39r–72r)

Rubric: Annar parttur þessar søgu skÿrer frä einu ødru sem til hefur bored a Døgumm Maguss Jarls
Rubric: Cap. 1.
Incipit: HENRYCH HEFUR KÖNGUR heyted, hann ried fyrir Einglande hann var son Adalvardz Vilhiälmz sonur, hann var rijkur oc stör lätur, hann ätte sier ij. børn, son hanz hiet Läuriss, enn Þöra dötur.
Explicit: þä kom þar Eyrekr Danakongur Brödur Knütz ens helga, og var þar iij. vetur, og þä af kongumm iiij. skip feriud med gull og 14. herskip Vilhjalmur atte son ijke er Carl hiet, og dötter er Constantina hiet. Nu endast med þeim formala saga þesse |72r| Ad Jesus Christus gieffe þeim sem sauguna skrif-

ade alla göda daga, og suo þeim er
Las og til hlijdda vtann
enda. Amen

Colophon:

Endudt ad Eyre vid Skøtufiørd af Þör-
de Joonssyne ä slæ̈mumm pappijr.
þann 20 Decembris. Anno.
M. DC LXXX.

Verse:

Lade lesare Jdinn, letrid äa til betra,
og sidugar sijlke friödur, siaa þö ad þetta fäe,
heijdur og blessan bijde, bæ̈tendur aller mæ̈ter,
Liöd og fäurijtt fræde, og ord søgunnar gøgud

2. Þóris þáttr hasts og Bárðar birtu (73r–76v)

Rubric: Lytid agrip vr Landnäms søgu, þeirra Er sÿgdu fliöt, slettaflÿd, hofdastrønd, og þær sveÿter.
Incipit: Þä hofda Þördur Biö a Hofda a Hofdastrønd, sem þorvarhofde er vidkiendur, var hrolleÿfur J kaupferdum millum Noregs og Isändz, sem hrolle so hafde tekur hrafe af, kom vt med ham sa madur er þorer hiet, hann var halldinn med betre mønnum þo heÿdenn være
Explicit: Enn Leggia mun eg boot med, ad ef þeir menn sem bæinn eiga, fä þaug fiogur medol i hus syn er fiöra ellda hindra, alldrej skalltu veyda þar sem huskallar faudur þinz veyddu, Elligar skaltu sia mis smide a høgum þijnum, þeir menn sem komu eftter Band logdu J fiar hlute syna, og hefur vid halldest sÿdann Etc

Physical Description

Support: Paper
Number of leaves: 76
Dimensions: 195 mm x 150 mm
Foliation: Every 10 leaves, in pencil.
Collation: The manuscript consists of 10 quires, usually of 4 bifolia each, with some exceptions. The first 9 quires, containing Mágus saga jarls, include quire signatures O, P, Q, R, S, T, V, X, Y, indicating that the saga was once part of a larger collection of texts. The third bifolium in Quire P is bound out of order and can be seen in the order of the quire signatures: P., P.ii, P.iiii, P.v, P.iii.

  • I (O): fols 1–8 (4 bifolia)
  • II (P): fols 9–16 (4 bifolia)
  • III (Q): fols 17–28 (6 bifolia)
  • IV (R): fols 29–36 (4 bifolia)
  • V (S): fols 37–44 (4 bifolia)
  • VI (T): fols 45–52 (4 bifolia)
  • VII (V): fols 53–60 (4 bifolia)
  • VIII (X): fols 61–68 (4 bifolia)
  • IX (Y): fols 69–72 (2 bifolia)
  • X: fols 73–76 (2 bifolia)

Condition: Poor
Number of hands: 2
Hand 1: Þórður Jónsson (major contribution: fols 1r–72r)
Hand 2: Unknown (minor contribution: fols 73r–76v)
Additions: Fol. 1r: “R. Rask” in black pen, top right corner.
Fol. 51r: In the middle of the outer margin is the ownership note: “Olafur Olafs son | a þeßa Bok | Anno Mundij | 1798” in black ink.
Fol. 72r: On the lower half of the page, following the verse by the main scribe, are ownership and other notes: “Arker ad tølu tel 40.” in brown ink; “Olaf | O Olafssona Jodijsarstodumm á | bokena med Riettu, Ano 1794” in thin black ink; and “Mr Olafur Olafa Son | AnaStodum [0000 000]” written larger, in black ink.
Fol. 72v: Ownership notes: “Bok af | Olafur Olafs Son a bokinn med | Riettu …”, also written out again in a different, thinner pen.
Fol. 76v: Ownership note: “Þessa søgu Bok a Olafur Olaf Son a Ꜳnastødumm”, and under, in a different pen, “1811”. In the bottom right corner is another note written in a different, thinner pen. On the last line of the saga text is added in the same (or similar) thin pen, “ender og sögunnar”.
Decoration: The manuscript has a moderate level of decoration consisting mainly of embellished initials. Initials, usually 2 lines high, and running chapter numbers, open new chapters of Mágus saga jarls. Some of these initials are decorated with sketched faces. Larger initials open the two parts of the saga. These are 4 lines high (part one) and 10 lines high (part two), and are embellished with leaves and interlace patterns.
Date of origin: 1680
Place of origin: Iceland
Provenance: The copy of Mágus saga jarls may have been written for Magnús Jónsson í Vigur. The manuscript belonged to Ólafur Ólafsson of Jódísarstaðir (in 1794), and of Ánastaðir (later, at least by 1811).

Repository: Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, København
Collection: Rask
Shelfmark: Rask 33
Other identifier: No. 2604 in Kålund’s catalogue (1894: 522)
Other catalogue descriptions: Handrit.org

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Last updated: 2018-02-13