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Islendsk Landslaga Bók Utgefen aff Magnuse Konge [Jónsbók]

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2654

Scope and Contents

Ornate pen-and-ink title page with name of writer: 'Thorleifus Arnaeas Anno 1674 scripsit librum'. Arnasson adds preface in 1686. Main text followed by 'Riettarbaetur', and by an index compiled by Thorstiern Magnusson. I initials and designs in pen-and-ink or colours. Numerous marginal notes. Title page: 'A present from the Rev. Eggert Gudmundson Dean of Borgarfiord in Iceland. Reykholt, June 26 1815. Ebenezer Henderson'. (c.f. E. Henderson, Iceland: Journal of a Residence ..., Edinburgh, 1818, 2, pp. 152-4


  • 1674-1686

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1 volume(s) (1 volume paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Once belonged to Eggert Gudmundson and, subsequently, to Ebenezer Henderson. Purchased from Bernard Quaritch, 29 July 1880.

Related Materials

Note by Henry Bradshaw recording purchase price, formerly loose in the MS., is now placed at Add. 5944 (72).


See critical edition by Olafur Halldórsson (Copenhagen, 1904). For characteristics of the 17th-cent. MSS. See also Halldór Hermansson, Illuminated Manuscripts of the Jónsbók, Ithaca, 1940, p. 18.
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