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Historical pieces and sagas, written in 1754 (?)

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MS. Boreal 148

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Comprises:
  1. (fol. 2) the story of Sigurd Lodvijksson the Taciturn, a medieval romance: with a full-page pen-and-ink drawing of Sigurd. A MS. which had not in 1832 been printed.
  2. (fol. 47) part of a history of Brodd-Helge. A MS. which had not in 1832 been printed.
  3. (fol. 61) the story of the ox Brandkrossa.
  4. (fol. 65) the story of the Fliots-Dælamen or sonsof Droplaug. A MS. which had not in 1832 been printed.
  5. (fol. 83) the history of Heming Aslaksson, a Norwegian. A MS. which had not in 1832 been printed.
  6. (fol. 93) the history of Dr. Faustus (from the German?). A MS. which had not in 1832 been printed.
  7. (fol. 141) an account of Greenland. A MS. which had not in 1832 been printed.
  8. (fol. 163) an account of Finmark.
  9. (fol. 166v) a short account of Greenland. A MS. which had not in 1832 been printed.
  10. (fol. 171) a short account of the Faroe Islands. A MS. which had not in 1832 been printed.
The date 1754, apparently that of the writing, is on fol. 39v.

The fly-leaves are parts of two letters:
  1. by Christin Sturladottur, 1789
  2. to Brinjulf Olafsson (1786 ?)

Dates

  • written in 1754 (?)

Extent

179 Leaves

Language of Materials

Icelandic

Shelfmark

MS. Boreal 148

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 20789

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, with some elaborate capitals

Dimensions

8 1/8 × 6 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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