Highlight of the month

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

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...

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...

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...

13/3
2014

a novel from the 17th century by Torfhildur Þorsteinsdóttir Hólm Torfhildur Þorsteinsdóttir Hólm (1845-1918) was the first...

3/2
2014

In a collection of letters of Erlendur Guðmundsson (1892-1947), always associated with Unuhús, which was opened formally in the...

7/1
2014

This book was the first historical description of Iceland since Ari fróði´s Íslendingabók (1122-1133) and the first comprehensive...

3/12
2013

The Thorvaldsen Society was the first women´s society  in Reykjavik, founded on the 19th of November 1875.– Young women had been...

1/11
2013

Morgunblaðið was first published on the 2nd of November 1913 and thus celebrates its centennial  this year. The paper stores...

1/10
2013

Steingrímur Thorsteinsson (1831–1913) was an Icelandic poet and writer. He translated many works of literature into Icelandic,...

29/8
2013

was founded in Reykjavík on Sept. 18 in 1911 by members of the Women‘s Rights Organization which had run a women‘s reading room for...

3/7
2013

Íslenzkt ástarljóð performed by Sigfús Halldórsson who also composed the song with lyrics by Vilhjálmur from Skáholt....

31/5
2013

The recording was released on a 78 rpm record in 1933. Performed by Erling Ólafsson (1910–1934), a singer who died at the...

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