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Political reflexions and ethical maxims in 207 divisions translated into Icelandic from the Spanish of Baltasar Gracian in 1753, written partly in 1753 by E. Olafsson

MS. Boreal 97

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Stated to be by, and in the hand of, Eggert Olafsson. There are two hands, the second beginning in the middle of fol. 14v.

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


  • written partly in 1753 by E. Olafsson


39 Leaves

Language of Materials



MS. Boreal 97

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 20738

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 × 3 3/8 in.

Repository Details

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