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An elaborate literary history of Iceland, compiled in 1760 by Thorstein Petursson, but with additions to 1785, written in the 18th cent.

MS. Boreal 65
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Fols. 3-12, 35-87, 89-114, are in a small neat hand, perhaps that of a scribe; the rest may be the author's.

The divisions of the book are fully set out in the 1832 printed catalogue.

A probably unique MS., the autograph of the author.


  • written in the 18th cent.


135 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Icelandic


MS. Boreal 65

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 20706

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, the first few leaves injured, and imperfect at end


8 1/2 × 6 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom