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Icelandic Manuscripts



Introduction

The shelfmark MS. Icel. was adopted for miscellaneous Icelandic-language manuscripts acquired from 1887 onwards, as part of the classification-system introduced by the Librarian E. W. B. Nicholson (see R. W. Hunt in Summary Catalogue, vol. I pp. xlv-xlvi). The manuscripts are subdivided by size, from 'a' (largest, 20" and over) to 'g' (smallest, 5" and under).


Shelfmark MS. Icel. e. 1
Summary Catalogue no. 31082
Summary of contents Jónsbók (code of laws).
Language Icelandic
Origin Icelandic and German (?)
Date c. 1400 (?) and c. 1530
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine borders, initials. (P&A iii. 1290, pl. CXVII) || Fine miniature, coat of arms (very rubbed) added on fols. 1v, 103v. Icelandic or German (?), c. 1530 (P&A iii. 1291, pl. CXIX)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 14
Manuscript image fol. 103v The Whore of Babylon on a dragon.

Shelfmark MS. Icel. e. 2
Summary Catalogue no. 33754
Summary of contents Jónsbók (code of laws), with additions.
Language Icelandic
Origin Icelandic
Date 16th century, middle (?)
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 280

Shelfmark MS. Icel. g. 1
Summary Catalogue no. 33756
Summary of contents Book of prayers.
Language Icelandic
Origin Icelandic
Date 15th century (?)
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 281


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