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Notes and papers by, or collected by, John Erichsen, on the literature and life of the old Scandinavian peoples, especially the Icelanders, in Danish, arranged in eight divisions, written in the 18th cent. chiefly by J. Erichsen

MS. Boreal 1
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  • written in the 18th cent. chiefly by J. Erichsen


108 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Danish
  • Icelandic


MS. Boreal 1


Arranged in the following eight divisions:
  1. (fol. 1) Philological and historical notes
  2. (fol. 18) literature
  3. (fol. 26) law
  4. (fol. 38) education
  5. (fol. 51) religion
  6. (fol. 61) sports and exercises
  7. (fol. 70) excerpts from, and notes on, Icelandic historians
  8. (fol. 97) methods of fighting by land and sea
A probably unique MS., the autograph of the author.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 20642

A catalogue by Magnusen, dated 1828, is in the Library, and was printed in 1832 with the title 'Catalogus...codicum cliii manuscriptorum Borealium præcipuæ Islandicæ originis, ...autcore... Finno Magnæo, Islando'.

Physical Facet

On paper


14 1/4 × 9 3/4 in.

Repository Details

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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom