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Lives of the bishops of Iceland in the 16th cent., from A. Paalssyne to G. Thorlaksson, by Jon Egilsson, written in the 17th cent. (?)

MS. Boreal 54
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At fol. 29 is a copy of a letter of Odd Gottskalksson to the Icelandic people about the Icelandic New Testament (first translated by him, and printed at Roskilde in Denmark by Hans Barth in 1540).

A MS. which had not in 1832 been printed.


  • Creation: written in the 17th cent. (?)


33 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Icelandic
  • Danish


MS. Boreal 54

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 20695

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


8 1/4 × 6 5/8 in.

Repository Details

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