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Pieces by Biorn Gissursson in verse and prose, stated to be the author's autograph and dated in various parts from 1654 to 1691, written in about 1670-1691 by B. Gissursson

MS. Boreal 78
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Fols. 105v-end are in a rather later hand, but contain similar pieces.

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


  • written in about 1670-1691 by B. Gissursson


112 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Icelandic


MS. Boreal 78

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 20719

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


7 7/8 × 6 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom