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Works by Brandr Jonsson, bishop of Hólar (d. 1264), written in the 17th cent.(?)

MS. Boreal 141
Held in our offsite storage facility

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Consisting of the following adaptations from previously existing works:

  1. (fol. 5) Stjórn, a paraphrase of the historical books of the Old Testament
  2. (fol. 263) Rómwerja Saga, a Roman history
  3. (fol. 311v) Alexander's Saga
  4. (fol. 346v) Gyðinga Sögur, a history of the Jews from the Captivity to the fall of Jerusalem.

There are several rude miniatures and illuminations, one (of Adam and Eve) full-page (fol. 4v).

A MS. which had not in 1832 been printed.


  • Creation: written in the 17th cent.(?)


370 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Icelandic


MS. Boreal 141

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 20782

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

With rough illuminations, binding, stamped leather on boards with brass comers and clasps, contemporary, with 'E S.'


13 1/2 × 8 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom