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Anglo-Saxon Law; Annals of Iceland

Anglo-Saxon Law; Annals of Iceland

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Date: ca. 1700; ca. 1650
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Manuscript on paper in 2 parts. Part II was written in Iceland about the middle of the 17th century. Part I, copied in England (?), was added about 1700. It is copied from the Latin text in the edition by William Lambarde, as appears from the marginal notes preceded by an asterisk, which occur in the manuscript exactly as in the printed book. Part I, ff. 1-16 in Latin: 1) Treaty between Edward the Elder, King of England and Guthrun II, King of the Danes in East Anglia, 905-906. 2) Leges Edouardi regis, the Laws issued by King Edward the Elder (ca. 902-ca. 924) or Edward the Confessor (d. 1066). Written by one hand in Humanistic Cursive script. Part II, ff. 17-89 in Icelandic with partial Latin translation in the margins: 3) Annals of Iceland, 636-1394. Here ascribed by another 17th-century hand to the Icelandic humanist Arngrimur Jonsson (1568-1648). Gothica Cursiva for the Icelandic text, Humanistic Cursive script for the English text written in the margin. The acidity of the ink of the Icelandic text has damaged the paper.
Binding: Modern white parchment over cardboard.
Cataloged from microfilm by Albert Derolez.
Cite as: Anglo-Saxon Law. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
C. E. Lutz, Manuscripts Copied from Printed Books, in Lutz, Essays, (originally published 1975), pp. 129-38, specially p. 135.
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ff. i + 89 + i : paper ; 190 x 162 mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
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Object ID: 9998849
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