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Miscellaneous pieces relating to Iceland, written in various hands chiefly of the 18th cent.

MS. Boreal 134
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  1. (fols. 74, 80, 80v) a medley of short poems and notes, some of the latter about the geography of Iceland and Denmark with an Icelandic translation of the apocryphal letters of Abgarus to Christ, Lentulus and Pontius Pilate to Tiberius
  2. (fol. 111) Life of Sæmund (not Biarn) Gissursson.
A MS. which had not in 1832 been printed.


  • written in various hands chiefly of the 18th cent.


147 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Icelandic


MS. Boreal 134

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 20775

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


6 3/4 × 4 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom