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Title
Ein litil ságna fiárhýrdsla :  hvór ed hefur j sér geímande ymislegan[n] frodleika sierdeilis um[m] plantena[n]a eiginlegheit, oc þeirra verkan j man[n]inum[m], frá han[n]s gétnade, til dauda stundarin[n]ar, sem oc mórgu audru, a hræ[r]ande man[n]in[n]n líka oc odrum an[n]an[n] frodleika / saman[n] dreigid oc skrifad, ur jmsum skrifum[m] gamállra man[n]a, til frodleiks þeim er siá oc lesa, er skilning þar á hafa á Purkey vid Skárdsstrónd, árid 1823, af Olafe Sveinssyne : manuscript, 1822-1823  
Name/Creator
Coolidge, Archibald Cary, 1866-1928, former owner.
Maurer, Konrad von, 1823-1902, former owner.
Ólafur Sveinsson, c. 1762-1845, copyist.
Þorvaldur Sigurðsson Sívertsen, 1798-1863, former owner.
Smith, Henrik, d. 1563
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Provides access to page images of entire work]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.HOUGH:3277671 
Location
Networked Resource

Houghton
Language
ice
Description
[16], 318 p. : ill. : 22 cm.
Form/Genre
text

Commonplace books-Iceland-19th century.

Drawings-Iceland-19th century.

Manuscript waste (Binding).

print
Subject
Astronomy -- Iceland ;  Astrology ;  Palmistry -- Iceland ;  Superstition -- Iceland ;  Traditional medicine -- Iceland

Category
Manuscripts and records

Individual reading

Icelandic

Commonplace books

19 century

Note
Transcriptions, in the hand of Ólafur Sveinsson, of 39 texts concerning astronomy, astrology, folk remedies, blood-letting, superstitions and palmistry .

1. Chyromantia edur lyst sem kien[n]er af yfervegudum[m] lynum[m] j man[n]sins lofa, oc hende, ad þeckia náttarun[n]ar ... af D. Rudolpho Galetio til Marborg (pp. 1-26) -- 2. Physiognomia ars þad er so sem nátturleg skodun oc þecking man[n]sins á sindar ... af Doctor oc þeinara D. Rudolpho Golenit M[eistare] til Marburg og prentad anno 1621 (26-42) -- 3. Ein litel undir visun um[m] man[n]sins vattn oc an[n]an[n] nátturlegan[n] af gáng ... skrifad oc sam dreigid af Doctor Laurentio Friscio utlagt of Henrik Smið (165-190).

Includes a drawing of a hand with palmistry lines and definitions (p. 24).

Bound in leather, strengthened with scraps from letters and accounts, dated 1848.

Items 1 and 2 are based on Rudolfus Goclenius, Physiognomica et chiromantica specialia (Marburg: ex officina R. Hutvvelckeri, 1621). Item 3 is an Icelandic translation of Lorenz Fries, Ein liden bog om menniskens vand oc anden naturlig affgang ... fordansket aff Henrick Smit (Copenhagen: Hans Vingaard, 1557).

MS Icelandic 15. Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Ólafur Sveinsson was famous for his work on the huldufólk or the elves.

Index of the texts in this volume; Available in the Houghton Library reading room; Hughes, Shaun, A catalogue of the Icelandic manuscripts in the Houghton Library, Harvard University (1978).
Other Title
  Liden bog om menniskens vand, oc anden naturlig affgang
Other Title
  Physiognomica et chiromantica specialia
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