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Icelandic poems chiefly of the 18th century, written in several hands in the 18th cent.

MS. Boreal 150
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Among which are:
  1. (fols. 25, 29, etc.) several by Gunnar Pálsson (1776, etc.)
  2. (fol. 47) one by Thorlak Gudbrandsson
  3. (fol. 77) the (14th cent.) religious poem called 'Lilja' (the Lily), in the hand of Jón Olafsson, with collations of ten MSS
Some poems are dated 1733-63, and a few are added early in the 19th cent. A document dated 1808 is in the binding.

A MS. which had not in 1832 been printed.


  • written in several hands in the 18th cent.


93 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Icelandic


MS. Boreal 150

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 20791

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 7/8 × 7 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom