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Lot 4: ÁRNASON, JÓN, Bishop. Dactylismus ecclesiasticus; edur Fingra-rím, vidvikjandi kyrkju-arsins Tímum. 1838
April 12, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: ÁRNASON, JÓN, Bishop. Dactylismus ecclesiasticus; edur Fingra-rím, vidvikjandi kyrkju-arsins Tímum. Icelandic text. 17 full-page woodcuts of hand mnemonics. 256 pages. 12mo, contemporary wooden boards with leather back and corners, somewhat worn; occasional light soiling, few minor stains. Copenhagen: P. Jónssyni for S. L. Møller, 1838
Notes: Guide to the calculation of ecclesiastical and secular dates in the Gregorian calendar using a system of finger counting and rhymes, first published in 1739. Cornell/Fiske-Icelandic, page 18.