Lbs 880 4to

Manuscript Contents

Narrative poetry (rímur) in Icelandic

1. Sigurðar rímur fornasonar (1r–8r)

Rubric: Rymur aff Sigurde fornasyne.
Rubric: firsta Ryma.
Incipit: Häkon Jall fyrer haudre reid, hleadir vid kendur leinge, honumm var räd og rÿkis lied, ried fyrer Noregs meinge.
Explicit: Settest þar i aud og arf, effter þetta mikla starf, Nu skal herians harma flöd, hverfa i Burt v̈r minnis slöd.
Note: The incipit quoted here is the refrain. Thought to have belonged between items 6 and 7 of the larger manuscript AM Access. 22 along with Jóns rímur leiksveins (now in Lbs 861 4to).

Physical Description

Support: Paper
Number of leaves: 8
Dimensions (leaf): 188 mm x 147 mm
Catchwords: Yes.
Foliation: There is no remaining evidence of foliation or pagination.
Condition: Poor. The leaves have crumbled away at the edges, resulting in some loss of text around the edges.
Number of hands: 1
Hand: Jón Þórðarson
Decoration: Rubrics and slightly enlarged initials are used at the beginning of each of the three rímur.
Date of origin: 1695
Place of origin: Iceland
Provenance: The leaves originally belonged to the larger collection AM Access. 22, owned at the end of the 19th century by Björn Líndal (1876–1931), who got it from Guðmundur Árnason a poor husmaður from Miðfjörður in the north of Iceland (Húnavatnssýsla), who in turn got it from an old farmer called Einar of the farm Urriðaá in the same area. The leaves here, and those now under the shelfmark Lbs 861 4to, were removed and sold to the National Library of Iceland by Björn Líndal during his time as a student in 1895–1901 because the library was only willing to purchase those texts it did not already have copies of (see Loth 1982: 225).

Repository: Landsbókasafn–Háskólabókasafn Íslands, Reykjavík
Collection: Landsbókasafn (Lbs)
Shelfmark: Lbs 880 4to
See also: AM Access. 22 and Lbs 861 4to

Catalogued by SMW
Last update: 2018-02-01