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A large collection of nearly 450 Icelandic hymns and sacred pieces, chiefly in verse, written in 1740 at Reydarwatni

MS. Boreal 113
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Includes translations of Psalms, and also such pieces as 'Islands Argale', an invective against the times (fol. 418v, cf. 293).

The chief writers are:

  1. Hallgrim Pétursson
  2. Einar Biornason
  3. Benedict Magnusson
  4. Thorstein Sigurdsson
  5. also many others

A threefold index of first words, subjects, and authors is at fol. 590, cf. 245.

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


  • Creation: written in 1740 at Reydarwatni


604 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Icelandic


MS. Boreal 113

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 20754

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: binding, stamped leather on boards, bearing figures of David, Aaron, and Joshua, with clasps (18th cent.)


6 3/4 × 4 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom