Highlight of the month

Each month the conservation department highlights one of the many treasures found in the library.

10/6
2015

The first novel of Gunnar Gunnarsson that raised awareness was Af Borgslægtens Historie (The Story of the Borg Family / Guest the...

7/5
2015

Elka Björnsdóttir (1881-1924), a working woman in Reykjavík, kept diaries during the years 1915-1923 which are a remarkable source...

9/4
2015

JS 401 XI 4to. On the Diverse Natures of Iceland is a fragment of the most famous work of Jón Guðmundsson (1574-1658) the Learned,...

9/3
2015

The translation of The New Testament by Oddur Gottskálksson (1514/1515 – 1556) was printed in Roskilde in 1540. It was the first...

23/2
2015

Hafsteinn Guðmundsson (1912-1999) wore many hats: designer, bookmaker, teacher, printing house director, and publisher. In 1940,...

15/1
2015

A great number of drawings by Tryggvi Magnússon are kept in the Manuscript Department of the National and University Library of...

3/12
2014

This 78 rpm record was published by Íslenskir tónar in 1954. It contains Helena Eyjólfsdóttir singing two Christmas carols,...

25/11
2014

Publishers  Einar Benediktsson and Þorleifur Bjarnason. 150 years have passed since the birth of the poet Einar Benediktsson. In...

20/11
2014

150 years have passed since the birth of the poet Einar Benediktsson. In 1892 Einar and Þorleifur H. Bjarnason undertook the...

7/10
2014

The manuscript ÍBR 69 4to is a part of the encyclopaedic collection of farmer Jón Bjarnason (1791-1861) from Þórormstunga in...

12/9
2014

ÍB 299 4to The manuscript ÍB 299 4to is written in 1764 and includes various subjects, e.g. Snorra-Edda and a runic alphabet. It is...

11/8
2014

A beautifully decorated fragment of an English Psalter written (c. 1300) in Latin on vellum. The leaf contains the text of Psalms...

30/6
2014

Kveisublaðið [the Colic leaf] is probably the only one of its kind to have been preserved in Iceland. The leaf is a vellum strip...

2/6
2014

Zusammengezogene Karte des Nordmeeres - Carte reduite de la mer du nord This map by the french cartographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin...

8/5
2014

An original manuscript of the play Fjalla-Eyvindur (Eyvindur of the Mountains) by Jóhann Sigurjónsson is kept  in the Manuscript...

31/3
2014

This year 400 years have passed since the priest and poet Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614-1674) was born. This famous and much loved work...

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