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Copies of several collections of specimens of Icelandic metres, written in the 18th cent.

MS. Boreal 74

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The only personal names of writers are Hallur Magnusson (fol. 5) and Gudmundur Þordarsson (fol. 18).

Throughout the book are notes and small indexes by Jón Olafsson de Grunnavica: and some short poems are interspersed.

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


  • written in the 18th cent.


34 Leaves

Language of Materials



MS. Boreal 74

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 20715

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 1/2 × 6 3/4 in.

Repository Details

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